The world according to Ilhan Omar: On 9/11, ‘some people did something’

The world according to Ilhan Omar: On 9/11, ‘some people did something’
9/11/2001. U.S. National Park Service

Technically, her statement is accurate. On Sept. 11, 2001, some people did indeed do something. Some people got up that morning, dressed, and headed to work or to school. Other people did other things. Nineteen of them boarded four West Coast-bound flights at Boston’s Logan Airport, later commandeering the passenger jets and crashing them into predetermined targets selected to kill as many Americans as possible.

The people who committed those atrocities did so in the name of their religion, Islam. They were terrorists, willing to sacrifice their lives to foster the ultimate goal of establishing a worldwide Muslim caliphate. Those are the facts, and they are undisputed.

Unless you’re Rep. Ilhan Omar, according to whom, on 9/11, “Some people did something.” The preternaturally heartless comment was made in the larger context of explaining the creation of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that like Omar has ties to Islamofascists and, like her, is dedicated to defending all Muslims, including Muslim terrorists, at any cost:

CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us started to lose access to our civil liberties.

The part about all Muslims losing access to their civil liberties is an entirely baseless claim, but it pales in any case next to what comes before it as well as the fact that the speaker is a member of Congress and a naturalized American citizen.

Omar has said offensive things before, but this is a new and nauseating low. Perhaps Newsweek will want to recall all copies of its current issue, which has her face on the cover?

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