The news cycle has been inundated with coverage of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi's killing by U.S. forces in a top-secret raid. Everyone in politics flocked to social media to acknowledge the terrorist's death. Rep. Omar was a little slow to respond to the news, only doing so after many people called her out on Twitter.
But on Instagram, she did manage to post a photo right away of herself wearing a CAIR t-shirt. CAIR, the Council on Islamic Relations, supports terrorist groups like Hamas and continues to discourage Muslim-Americans from assisting the FBI in counter-terrorism efforts.
Sebastian Gorka, the host of "America First" on Salem Radio, brought up an important point about Omar's post:
Why oh why would @IlhanMN post this picture THIS morning after the announcement that we killed Baghdadi, wearing a shirt from @CAIRNational, the un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in US history??https://t.co/3j7g2LPy3s pic.twitter.com/N61kihOWM0— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 27, 2019
Gorka was referring to the Holy Land case, in which CAIR founder Omar Ahmad had been implicated.
Before caving in and acknowledging the ISIS leader's death, Omar was quick to respond to the killing of two other people last night; not the children of the terrorist, who the ISIS leader murdered by detonating a suicide vest, but two people killed at a homecoming party in Texas. Omar blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for their deaths because the senator did not pass gun control legislation that would have done nothing to stop them.
Last night, two people were shot to death at a homecoming party in Texas.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 27, 2019
As Mitch McConnell lets the House’s gun legislation die outside his door, innocent people are dying, too.
He must bring this legislation to the Senate floor. Before we see more senseless deaths. https://t.co/IxlSQoWkYb
To be fair, the terror-sympathizer and anti-Semitic congresswoman did finally post about al Baghdadi's death:
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was an evil man and a terrorist, who terrorized the world with violence and a message of hate.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 27, 2019
The world is a safer place without him.
We have deep gratitude for the brave men and women who carried out this dangerous operation.
She then immediately denounced the "hateful ideology of white nationalism," in reference to the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting that happened a year ago today.
1 year ago we witnessed the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in our nation’s history at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Holding the victims and survivors in my heart today.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 27, 2019
We must confront the hateful ideology of white nationalism and treat it like the national security threat it is.