Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been in Congress a little over four months. During that time period she has made a splash...and not in a good way. She's made numerous anti-Semitic comments and the Left has continually gone to bat for her. They've made excuse after excuse about how how Omar "speaks her truth," when she questions other people's allegiances to Israel. During a recent event Omar was caught saying "some people" were responsible for September 11th.
President Donald Trump tweeted a video with footage from 9/11, along with Omar repeatedly saying "some people" to point out the truly disgusting logic.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
And, once again, the Left went after President Trump, saying he was inciting violence against Omar.
Somehow, Trump is responsible for Omar's disgusting comments?
The Left will do anything in their power to tear down Trump, even when he did nothing wrong.
Now, #IStandWithIlhanOmar is trending on Twitter. And it's being used to condemn Trump's video.
#IStandWithIlhan— Rogue NASA (@RogueNASA) April 13, 2019
Criticizing US policy with Israel does not make you anti-Semitic@IlhanMN gets death threats on a regular basis & the FBI just arrested someone this week because of that
Using footage of 9/11 to disparage Rep. Omar is Islamophobic and dangerous
This is not ok
My sister in service @IlhanMN is on my heart tonight. The occupant of the @WhiteHouse is putting her, her family, her team & Muslim Americans across the country in jeopardy. It’s unconscionable and I’m furious #IStandWithIlhan— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) April 13, 2019
The threats made against Congresswoman @IlhanMN are disgusting and unacceptable. That they are made based on vicious slander borne out of xenophobia and white supremacy should be embarrassing to our country. We must stand with her and stand against hatred.#IStandWithIlhan— Charlotte Clymer?????? (@cmclymer) April 13, 2019
The GOP and conservative media have been out to get Ilhan Omar since the second she was elected. Now Donald Trump is trying to get her killed. These people are wicked. We all must support Ilhan Omar while Islamophobia and right-wing racism put her life in danger. #IStandWithIlhan— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 13, 2019
Asking Democratic leaders to forcefully condemn Trump's hateful & inciteful tweet against Ilham Omar is not an extreme liberal purity test. It's literally the lowest bar possible. Asking them to address her by name & not be vague is not hysterical. It's basic AF. #IStandWithIlhan— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) April 13, 2019
The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It's disgusting. It's shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 13, 2019
It is SO EXHAUSTING to be a witness to the daily violent language, imagery that is used to instigate hate against your communities or to be a witness to the SILENCE that ignores it. #IStandWithIlhan— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) April 13, 2019
We can’t let hate divide us in an already divisive time. #IStandwithIlhan— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 13, 2019
Republicans sit and watch Trump attack a minority, a woman, and a member of their legislative branch. They say nothing while this deranged syphilitic threatens members of government. #IStandwithIlhan https://t.co/xamfXtqpcU— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 13, 2019
Folks can’t even say her name, Ilhan. How easy it is to erase a Black Muslim woman in this country. Signing off for the night bc this is just too much. #IstandWithIlhan— Faiza N. Ali (@faiza_n_ali) April 13, 2019
The Left is "exhausted" with the daily comments made about Omar and the threats being made against her. They say conservatives are silent about the danger Omar is being put in.
Let's get something straight: Omar puts herself in these situations when she makes really dumb, unthoughtful comments.
"Some people" committed the attacks on September 11th?
Extremist Muslim terrorists who wanted to commit mass carnage committed these heinous actions. Not calling them terrorists is a way of downplaying what took place. Omar is verbally stomping on the graves of roughly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives on that tragic day...simply because they're American.
Conservatives were quick to remind people who are using the hashtag of the disgust:
if you are tweeting support for @Ilhan with #IStandWithIlhan, you are actually saying you've forgotten 9/11 and and the disgusting act of Islamic terrorists. Her making light of it isn't funny, cute nor worthy of support. Stop. Now.— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) April 13, 2019
Democrats need to do some soul searching.
Since when is it a bad thing to call out terrorists for killing innocent people? Since when are we such a triggered society that we're constantly thinking about how other people feel when we say it's wrong for innocent people to die because others hate their race, religion and nationality?
Democrats need to stand up and answer the question: what is a terrorist? And when will they call someone a terrorist? How many people have to die before their actions are considered "terrorist acts?" 100? 1,000? 10,00? What is their threshold.
It's sad that the one thing that brought every American together – the idea that we will NEVER forget the innocent lives taken on September 11th – is now something that is dividing us.
This isn't a right vs. left issue. This is a right vs. wrong issue. But clearly morality is out the window.