Ilhan Omar laughingly recalls taking a terrorism class in college

Ilhan Omar laughingly recalls taking a terrorism class in college

Did you hear the one about a Muslim Congress member who hates Jews yukking it up over having taken a “terrorism” course in college? If it doesn’t sound like a joke to you, it’s probably because terrorism is no laughing matter.

Unless you are Rep. Ilhan Omar, who appears in a soon-to-be-viral video joking with an interviewer about the terrorism class she took as an undergraduate. The audio is a little hard to follow, but it is obvious that the subject of terrorism tickles Omar’s funny bone.

I looked up the course bulletin for North Dakota State University, where Omar got her bachelor’s degree, and sure enough, the political science department offers a three-credit course titled simply “Terrorism.” Here’s the course description:

Examination of problems of terrorism. Includes its historical perspectives; terrorist motivations, organizations, tactics, strategies; role of media; government responses; future trends, prospects.

It doesn’t necessarily sound pro-terrorism, but neither does it sound markedly anti-terrorism. The student body is 85.8% white, which makes it unlikely the school actively promotes terrorism. But the one troubling question that remains unanswered, especially in light of remarks Omar has made since solemnly pledging pm Jan. 3 to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” is what does she find so damned funny?

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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