Muslim Americans have gained significant political clout in US since 9/11

The silencing of valid concerns over extremism infiltrating American institutions in the name of political correctness has only further emboldened and strengthened the position of radical progressives, especially in the case of Islamic extremism that seeks to destroy all of western culture.

Blurring the line between Muslim Americans looking to integrate and those radicals that seek to unmake the republic, The Hill examined the growing “political clout” among the religious group without addressing the anti-American sentiments espoused by the likes of Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI), Ilhan Omar (MN) and even Pramila Jayapal (WA).

In the piece composed for the outlet’s “Changing America” section, Shirin Ali and Sarakshi Rai wrote, “Since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks carried out by Al Qaeda on American soil, Muslims living in the U.S. have experienced political and cultural firsts along with an exponential rise in hate crimes, bullying, harassment and racial profiling.”

The writers go on to point out that by 2020, “a record number of Muslim Americans voted and were running for elected office,” including 81 candidates across 28 different states before slamming Republicans as bigoted toward Muslims because a 2021 Pew Research survey found 72 percent of Republicans believed Islam “was more likely than other religions to encourage violence” compared to only 34 percent of Democrats.

From there, they point to claims of hate committed against Muslim politicians like Omar who was once referred to by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) as a “member of the ‘jihad squad'” and a “terrorist sympathizer.”

What they didn’t share were the remarks made by Omar that would lead to such a conclusion; namely her utter disregard for the terrorist attacks committed by Islamic extremists on Sept. 11, 2001, taking the lives of nearly 3,000 people.

As the Young America’s Foundation recently reminded of the 2019 speech given by the Minnesota congresswoman, she stated that the Council on American-Islamic Relations was founded “because they recognized that some people did something.”

That sympathetic sentiment, like the tragedy itself from 21 years ago, had not been forgotten by Americans who see Omar’s progressive ideology as a threat to the Constitution.


While the report makes note that the Justice Department’s recorded anti-Muslim incidents in 2020 across the United States were the highest total second only to anti-Jewish hate crimes, it failed to recognize that the 110 reported incidents against Muslims were considerably less than the 683 crimes committed against Jews and that both were on the decline compared to hate crimes against blacks, whites and Asians which all increased between 2019 and 2020.

Further, it made the claim that between 2000 and 2009 there was a 500 percent spike in hate crimes against Muslims, yet FBI data showed that the spike was contained to 2001, immediately following the Sept. 11 attack, and from 2002 onward levels had returned to within the typical amounts with a steady decline across the decade.

Omar isn’t alone in espousing terrorist sympathies either as Jayapal was slammed for reposting a message she had shared in 2021 that was quickly deleted where she appeared to mourn the loss of the hijackers responsible for the 9/11 deaths along with the victims.

Jayapal also tweeted: “9/11 is when my path into activism and organizing truly began. So much changed that day, and so much has happened in the intervening two decades but our work still continues.”


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