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.”
The New York Post’s cover for Thursday calls out Ilhan Omar for trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something” pic.twitter.com/xToghXSGw5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 11, 2019
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:
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 9, 2019
This is FAR WORSE than any misconstrued and decontextualized comments Candace has made, and yet will receive a polite nod and a golf clap from leftists. https://t.co/1nEBcj0NTA
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) April 9, 2019
“Some people did something” sounds like a bake sale, but it does not really sound like a terrorist attack that killed 3,000 people and altered the NYC skyline forever… https://t.co/ti45h1vRqx
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) April 9, 2019
— Dive Bar Jesus (@keptitmoving) April 10, 2019
@IlhanMN you hateful disrespectful POS. How dare you say anything about the terrorist act which killed thousands and you want to pretend you’re above it all and it was ok for it to happen. You and your terrorist friends can leave my country you will not win https://t.co/o2AbA6GnXG
— SGTArmyGirl (@ArmyNCOGirl) April 9, 2019
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.”
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! pic.twitter.com/foTZMpiZKv
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 10, 2019
Both Crenshaw and Kilmeade responded soon after:
1. I never called you un-American.
2. I did not incite any violence against you.
3. You described an act of terrorism on American soil that killed thousands of innocent lives as “some people did something.”
It’s still unbelievable, as is your response here. https://t.co/SsfWYepOS1
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 10, 2019
I didn’t intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American – I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States Congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks.
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) April 10, 2019
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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