‘Here’s your something’: New York Post smacks Ilhan Omar over the head with ugly, brutal truth

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 13: Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., attends a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Rayburn Building titled "Venezuela at a Crossroads," on Tuesday, February 13, 2019. Elliott Abrams, U.S. special representative for Venezuela, testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
(FILE PHOTO By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s latest bout of anti-Americanism has inspired the 217-year-old New York Post, considered to be one of the nation’s oldest continuously published daily newspapers, to dedicate its entire Thursday cover to her and her widely panned rhetoric.

Featured on the cover is a photo of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers as they had looked shortly after a band of Islamic terrorists had crashed two commercial jets into them on Sept. 11, 2001.

At the top of the cover is a quote from Omar, who, while speaking last month at a fundraiser for the terror-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiser, had referred to the devastating attacks that killed 2,977 Americans by saying, “[S]ome people did something.”

At the bottom meanwhile are the words, “Here’s your something: 2,977 people dead by terrorism.”


Though the story about Omar’s remarks broke Tuesday, the Post presumably waited until Thursday to publish the cover to give her time to apologize for her choice of words. But the anti-Semitic congresswoman never apologized. Instead she appeared to doubled down.

Just to be clear, the congresswoman made the remarks while speaking about CAIR’s founding.

“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 at the March 23 event.


Not only was her statement a lie — CAIR was founded in 1994, long before the Sept. 11 attacks occurred — it was disrespectful to the thousands of Americans who lost their lives because of the terror attack.

Hundreds of people tried to point this out to her, including Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, an injured war veteran and former Navy SEAL who lost his eye in Afghanistan.

“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something. Unbelievable,” the congressman tweeted.

Others followed his lead:


But instead of apologizing, Omar attacked her critics, including Crenshaw.

“This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it. My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans!” she wrote in a tweet

Attached to it was a screenshot of Crenshaw’s post and a screenshot of a “Fox & Friends” segment in which Fox News host Brian Kilmeade had asked whether Omar’s “an American first.”


Both Crenshaw and Kilmeade responded soon after:

As of Thursday morning, the Muslim congressman had neither apologized to Crenshaw and Kilmeade for falsely accusing them of “dangerous incitement” nor apologized for the disturbing remarks she made last month in which she’d seemingly downplayed the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks.



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