Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under fire again, but this time for what she has not said following the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka.
The New York Democratic congresswoman is being criticized for her apparent social media blackout on the tragic attack which left 359 people dead, including American citizens, after suicide bombers blew themselves up at three Christian churches and three hotels on Sunday.
‘A river of blood’: Coordinated church bombings leave more than 200 dead in Sri Lanka https://t.co/ZR0ib8LmCG
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 22, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez has made no public comments on her Twitter account though she was quick to turn there following the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand last month. That attack by a single gunman left 50 Muslims dead, prompting several comments in tweets by Ocasio-Cortez who politicized the tragedy by attacking President Trump and renewing a call for tougher gun control measures in the U.S.
“What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” she asked in one tweet.
At 1st I thought of saying, “Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.”
But I couldn’t say “imagine.”
Because of Charleston.
What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?pic.twitter.com/2mSw0azDN8
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
“Daily reminder that we have a **Muslim Ban** in this country made out of the President’s hostility to Muslim people w/ little-to-no supporting evidence, and a Republican Party that tolerates it. There is so much work to do. Repealing the Ban is square 1,” she also wrote in another tweet.
Ocasio-Cortez posts ‘Daily Reminder’ of ‘Trump’s hostile Muslim ban’ that SCOTUS ruled was NOT a Muslim ban https://t.co/KgF4HXvx7k
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 16, 2019
But the democratic socialist has been noticeably silent following the multiple bombings in Sri Lanka on a holy day as churches were filled with Christians celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack while the government has confirmed that Islamic fundamentalists were responsible for the attacks.
In many responses to the attacks, the left avoided any mention of Christians, opting instead to use the term “Easter worshippers” in what seemed like a coordinated message. Former President Barack Obama and failed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton were slammed after their social media responses avoided naming Christians as the victims, with Obama calling it an “attack on humanity.”
The Washington Post even invited an online backlash after publishing an article claiming the attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka fueled “far-right anger in the West.”
But still, there has been silence from the otherwise outspoken Ocasio-Cortez on the subject. And many were calling out the 29-year-old lawmaker for her double standard.
310+ people murdered in the Easter day Islamic terrorist attack on Christian churches in Sri Lanka and Ocasio-Cortez still has *not* said a word about it
Instead she’s promoting the Netflix documentary coming out about her
14 tweets on New Zealand
0 tweets on Sri Lanka pic.twitter.com/Q0YzP43jR1
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 23, 2019
“Fact: @AOC tweeted about the horrific tragedy in New Zealand 14 times. She tweeted about the attack on Christians in Sri Lanka zero times. Why?” Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk asked in a tweet Tuesday.
Fact:@AOC tweeted about the horrific tragedy in New Zealand 14 times
She tweeted about the attack on Christians in Sri Lanka zero times
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 23, 2019
“Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka. Very odd,” Piers Morgan, DailyMail.com editor-at-large, tweeted.
Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 23, 2019
Others also questioned the New York Democrat, who continues to remain uncharacteristically silent.
It’s been three days since the Easter day Islamic terrorist attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka, which killed 310 people and left hundreds injured.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t said a word about it. https://t.co/Ox5daryIOn
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) April 23, 2019
I know this has been covered by many, but it truly is odd that @AOC has yet to say anything about the attacks in Sri Lanka. Does intersectionality truly prohibit people from showing sympathy when it’s not politically expedient?
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) April 24, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez rushed to politicize the horrific terrorist attacks in New Zealand last month, tweeting approximately 14 times about the attack.
Ocasio-Cortez has *not* tweeted about the hundreds of Christians murdered at churches in Sri Lanka on Easter by Islamic terrorists.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 22, 2019
Why is it that @AOC tweeted so many times about the tragic terror attack in Christchurch that killed Muslims but she hasn’t tweeted anything about hundreds of murdered Christians on Easter in Sri Lanka including American citizens bombed by radical Islamic terrorists?
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 22, 2019
Hey @AOC you tweeted 14 times about the New Zealand terrorist attack…but haven’t tweeted once about Sri Lanka. It doesn’t fit your narrative of Christians being the victims? You stepped on the souls of the dead in the New Zealand as a way to promote gun control. #Crowley2020
— CelticsLife (@celticslife8) April 24, 2019
Did @AOC forget how to use twitter, or the does attack in Sri Lanka not fit her agenda?
— John Seravalli (@John_Seravalli1) April 24, 2019
It’s still nice to see someone’s thoughts and prayers of which you have offered absolutely none for Christians terrorized in Sri Lanka. Why not one tweet on this attack? Genuinely asking for some friends….#SriLankaAttacks
— Stormy (@Stormysun1076) April 23, 2019
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