Trump Attack On Ilhan Omar Increases Death Threats Against Her
This weekend we reported on the potentially deadly political game that Donald Trump is playing with the life of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
ICYMI, after freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar stood up for the civil liberties of Muslim Americans and made comments about American-Islamic relations, no. 45 hit Twitter with a video that criticized what Omar had to say.
“For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” Omar said at CAIR in California last March, according to ABC News.
“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.”On Friday, Trump posted a clip (composed of 9/11 footage) in a f*ck azz effort to imply Omar’s words were dismissive.”
The 43-second video captures Omar saying ‘some people did something,’ in reference to terrorists who killed thousands when they crashed planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. The video, which features dramatic music and video of the chaos in downtown Manhattan, asks ‘Some people did something?'”
But, update: Omar was having NONE of it.
“I did not run for Congress to be silent,” she wrote on Twitter, adding “No one person – no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious – can threaten my unwavering love for America… Thank you for standing with me – against an administration that ran on banning Muslims from this country – to fight for the America we all deserve.”
We also learn that the death threats against Omar have increased exponentially in the days since 53% of white women’s president launched his Twitter-fingery attack.
“I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life—many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video,” Omar tweeted in a statement. “I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats.”
The crazy thing is that the very same Republicans who are following their spineless leader down this hole of indecency and heada$$ness will be the same one mourning if something terrible did befall Congresswoman Omar.
More of Ilhan’s tweets on the flip.