Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar supporters have said that he statements were taken out of context about 9/11 and said that it was not fair.
They demanded that her remarks be heard in their entire context that way people would see the truth about what she said.
That was a major mistake because the video of her comments, in context, is actually worse for her than the comments edited.
“Many of us were not shocked or surprised, many of us were kind of waiting, holding our breath for a really long time thinking when will something like this happen,” she said talking about the massacre at a New Zealand mosque.
“I think that many of us knew that this was going to get worse because we finally have a leader, a world, leader, in the White House, who publicly says Islam hates us, who fuels hate against Muslims, who thinks it is OK, it is OK to speak about a faith and a whole community in a way that is dehumanizing,” she said.
“Here’s the truth. Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” she said.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” she said.
That is a blatant lie. CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, was founded in 1994. The 9/11 terrorist attacks happened in 2001.
“So you can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange, that I am trying to make myself look pleasant,” she said.
“You have to say this person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it, and I am going to talk to them and ask them why. Because that is the right you have,” she said.
But that is not the worst part of hearing her remarks in context. The worst part is that she called her fellow Muslims to arms.
“I say raise hell, make people uncomfortable,” she said to a cheering audience. “Because here’s the truth. For far too long, we have lived with the discomfort of living as second class citizens and I’m tired of it.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) claims that Muslims in the U.S. are “second-class citizens,” encourages them to “raise hell, make people uncomfortable” pic.twitter.com/BfsaefdZ8E
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 24, 2019
“Muslims are told that we should not bother anyone, not make any kind of noise, be a good Muslim,” she said.
“But no matter how much we have tried to be the best neighbor, people have always worked on finding a way to not allow for every single civil liberty to be extended to us,” Omar said.
“People say ‘Ilhan, why are you always talking about this particular country and not that particular country?’” she said in reference to her anti-Israel comments.
“My choice of country to talk about is not based on my preference of country. It is based on what country is violating basic human rights,” she said.
“So it doesn’t matter, if that country is being run by my father, my brother my sister, I will still criticize that country … we must also hold those that we love, that have shared values with, accountable,” she said.
Editors note: Watch the Video Exposing CAIR
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