Ilhan Omar calls on MSNBC’s Joy Reid to apologize for her Islamophobia

Ilhan Omar calls on MSNBC’s Joy Reid to apologize for her Islamophobia
Ilhan Omar, Joy Reid (Images: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – ‘There’s only room for one victimist at a time, so watch your step.’]

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) called on MSNBC anchor Joy Reid to apologize Tuesday over remarks the night before that compared the actions of President Trump and his allies to “the way Muslims act” when “radicalizing” supporters.

“Honestly, this kinda of casual Islamophobia is hurtful and dangerous,” Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, tweeted Tuesday. “We deserve better and an apology for the painful moment for so many Muslims around our country should be forthcoming.”

Omar’s call came after other groups had also urged Reid to apologize over the remarks on Monday’s “The ReidOut.”

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“Leaders, let’s say in the Muslim world, talk a lot of violent talk and encourage their supporters to commit violence. … We in the U.S. media describe that as radicalizing people,” Reid said during the segment. “That’s the way we talk about how Muslims act.”

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