Thursday, 25 April 2019
Latest news
Main » The attacks on Ilhan Omar reveal an America set against Muslims

The attacks on Ilhan Omar reveal an America set against Muslims

16 April 2019

Mr. Trump, instead, lambasted the Speaker for her lack of "control" over Omar and her "anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements".

The video soon disappeared as a pinned tweet at the top of Trump's Twitter feed, but it was not deleted.

"Since the President's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referencing or replying to the President's video", Omar said in the statement, which noted that she now receives death threats daily that often reference her faith.

Omar told a Los Angeles gathering of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on March 23 that many Muslims saw their civil liberties eroded after the September 11 attacks.

Rep. Andr Carson, who along with Omar is one of only three Muslim members of Congress, said on the call that he believes that such a security review is "long overdue" and said that the Sergeant at Arms, he believes, has been "too slow" to respond to death threats because the believes they don't have the "capacity" at this point.

Cair, she said, was founded "because they recognised that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties". The uproar led one Fox News host to question whether the congresswoman, a former Somali refugee, was "an American first"; the New York Post on Thursday published a widely derided cover with a photo of a hijacked plane slamming into the World Trade Center alongside Omar's quote.

"Following the President's tweet, I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family, and her staff", Pelosi said Sunday in a statement. "And in our opinion, this only furthers to put her life in danger", Rep. Karen Bass of California, the chairwoman of the caucus, said on a conference call with reporters. "It has to stop".

"George Bush was president at the time of 9-11, he went to a mosque in the days just after to say, "This is not an attack by people of Muslim faith on the United States of America", he tells KLCC". She tweeted back at Kilmeade and Crenshaw: "This is risky incitement, given the death threats I face".

"And I think that it's a good thing the president is calling her out", White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said in defence of Trump's tweets about Omar's words, ignoring, of course, that they had been distorted and taken out of context. She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we.

An upstate NY man recently was charged with making death threats against her.

Watford won't be distracted by the FA Cup Final, insists Gracia
Watford head coach Javi Gracia said the club has spoken to players about racist abuse, offering support after players were targeted on social media.

Over the weekend, after Trump had entered the equation, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both presidential candidates on the left of the Democratic party, came out in defence of Omar.

In her short time in Congress, Omar has already been at odds with her Democrats colleagues on some issues, though many were quick to condemn Trump for his attack her on this issue. Trump added. Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticised Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to incite violence against the Muslim lawmaker.

"I thank the Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the speaker of the House for their attention to these threats".

Trump included in the tweet an edited video of the 9/11 attacks. Toobin said during a panel discussion about Omar Monday morning.

She was discussing civil rights for Muslim Americans in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

"Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise in this country and around the world", she said.

Democrats who criticised the president over the tweet defended Ms Omar, with some noting their past disagreements with her.

"We are all Americans".

Other prominent GOP voices joined Trump in criticizing Omar.

The attacks on Ilhan Omar reveal an America set against Muslims