Ocasio-Cortez says Ilhan Omars life is in danger after Trump tweets 9/11 video – AOL UK

Ocasio-Cortez says Ilhan Omar\s \life is in danger\ after Trump tweets 9/11 video - AOL UK

Democrats condemn Trump Ilhan Omar and 9/11 tweet

Members of Omars 2018 Congressional class, including Reps. Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), responded to the tweet by accusing the president both of spreading Islamophobia and of endangering Omars safety.

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. Its unconscionable and Im furious #IStandWithIlhan

Omar said the organization 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. [CAIR was in fact founded in 1994. Omars spokesman said she misspoke and meant to refer to the fact that the organization had doubled in size after the Sept. 11 attacks.]

Video: The Trump Presidency: Trump sparks Ilhan Omar controversy on Twitter

Freshman congresswoman Omar responds to President Trumps tweet

Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the Presidents explicit attack [email protected] life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress.We must speak out.First they came… pic.twitter.com/ygOX1vhE9j

Its More Obvious Than Ever What Republicans Want With Ilhan Omar

Democratic presidential candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, and Jay Inslee, all defended Omar.

An administration that would rather give billionaires tax breaks than provide a little cushion for working people. An administration that would rather attack fellow Americans who are transgender and wear our countrys uniform than fight for equality and opportunity for all.

I stand undeterred: Ilhan Omar fires back after Trump shares 9/11 video

The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. Its disgusting. Its shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.

This country was founded on the ideas of justice, of liberty, of the pursuit of happiness. But these core beliefs are under threat. Each and every day. We are under threat by an administration that would rather cage children than pass comprehensive immigration reform.

Latest Attacks On Ilhan Omar Show That Anti-Muslim Hate Isnt A Partisan Issue

Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She wont back down to Trumps racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.

The blowback was fierce. On Thursday, The New York Post responded by splashing an image on its cover of the burning Twin Towers. On Friday, President Trump waded into the controversy and shared video footage of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Americans Still in Shock After Congresswomans 9/11 Remarks

After 9/11 we all said we were changed. That we were stronger and more united. Thats what never forget was about. Now, a president uses that dark day to incite his base against a member of Congress, as if for sport. As if we learned nothing that day about the workings of hate.

She continued: “No one person — no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious — can threaten my unwavering love for America. I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans.”

President Trumps inflammatory and dangerous rhetoric towards Ilhan Omar is jeopardizing her safety. He is deliberately putting her and all Muslim Americans in harms way.

“I did not run for Congress to be silent,” she wrote. “I did not run for Congress to sit on the sidelines. I ran because I believed it was time to restore moral clarity and courage to Congress. To fight and to defend our democracy.”

While some Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) were more measured in their criticism, and others like New Yorks Rep. Max Rose used Trumps tweet to reach across the aisle, there was no notable criticism of Omars comments.

This marks a stark departure from February, when Democratic leaders condemned tweets Omar sent criticizing the influence of pro-Israel lobbyists. In a joint statement signed by Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD), Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC), and other top Democrats, party leaders rebuked Congresswoman Omars use of anti-Semitic tropes, calling her tweets deeply offensive.

Donald Trump Jr. Blasts Stupid Logic After MSNBCs Chris Hayes Accuses President Trump Of Endangering Omars Life

The statement demanded Omar apologize. She did, after which the House passed a resolution that did not mention her by name, but that broadly denounced the perpetuation of anti-Semitic stereotypes in the United States and around the world.

Ilhan Omar & AOC Terrify Congress and Our Old White Male Overlords

Now Democrats are striking a different tone. Their defense of Omar is the latest step in an effort to defend the freshman Democrat from what is being increasingly described by liberals as an Islamophobic smear campaign. Omar is one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, a fact some, such as Voxs Nisha Chittal and MSNBCs Chris Hayes have argued is central to the criticism.

Democrats also see this as an opportunity to attack Trump and to differentiate themselves and their party from the politics the president favors.

The clip of Omar comes from a speech the Congresswoman gave in March to members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights organization.

At a congressional ceremony organized by the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles, Ilhan Omar said the following when talking about the 9/11 terror attacks;

In the speech, which was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, Omar stressed the importance of organizations like CAIR, and praised them for helping to protect Muslims from civil rights violations.

Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen, and frankly, Im tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it, Omar said. 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.

Dan Crenshaw Responds to AOC Calling Him Out Over 9/11 Fund: Its Almost Not Worth a Response

As Voxs Zack Beauchamp explained, Omars words some people did something were quickly seized upon by members of the right to paint [Omar] as an anti-American radical indifferent to those killed during the 9/11 attacks.

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 theyre American.

The New York Post took the quote and placed it on its front page with an image of 9/11 on Thursday; conservative media personality Sean Hannity tweeted it to his followers. The cover, and online criticism of Omar about her supposed statement was followed by the appearance of the video the president tweeted.

Since when is it a bad thing to call out terrorists for killing innocent people? Since when are we such a triggered society that were constantly thinking about how other people feel when we say its wrong for innocent people to die because others hate their race, religion and nationality?

Beauchamp called rights outrage part and parcel of an overall anti-Muslim campaign, and added:

These attacks are straight-up attempts to turn her into the boogeyman of the GOP bases Islamophobic nightmares, meant to gin up politically useful fear and anger by targeting one of the first-ever Muslim congresswomen. That this seems to have contributed to at least one death threat against her is demonstrably unimportant: The latest round of attacks came after the news of the threat makers arrest.

Pollak: Ilhan Omar Views Muslims as the Real Victims of 9/11

The presidents tweet marks the second time in recent weeks he has directly attacked Omar. Last Saturday he made disparaging remarks about the Congresswoman at the Republican Jewish Coalitions annual convention, just hours after law enforcement officials charged one of his supporters for threatening to kill her.

#IStandWithIlhanCriticizing US policy with Israel does not make you [email protected] gets death threats on a regular basis & the FBI just arrested someone this week because of thatUsing footage of 9/11 to disparage Rep. Omar is Islamophobic and dangerousThis is not ok

That man, 55-year-old Patrick Carlineo Jr., allegedly called Omars office asked staffers, Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, shes a fucking terrorist, before reportedly telling them, Ill put a bullet in her fucking skull.

Law enforcement officials said Carlineo told them he loves the president and that he hates radical Muslims in our government after being apprehended.

While Carlineo was arrest after her speech, Omar addressed his stated beliefs in her CAIR address, in which she blamed Trump for escalating anti-Muslim sentiment.

The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. Its disgusting. Its shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.

Joy Reid Blasts Right Wing Vitriol on Ilhan Omars Out of Context 9/11 Remark: A Shocking New Low

We have a leader … in the White House who publicly says Islam hates us, who fuels hate against Muslims, who thinks it is okay to speak about a faith and a whole community in a way that is dehumanizing, vilifying, and doesnt understand … the consequences that his words might have, Omar said. Some people, like me, know that he understands the consequences.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is slammed for using a poem about the Holocaust to defend Ilhan Omar

Next Up In The Latest The debate over what Julian Assanges arrest means for freedom of the press, explained The most anticipated character reunions on Game of Thrones White House: Were not considering busing migrants to sanctuary cities. Trump: Yes, we are! Why is an MIT alum in Congress pretending he doesnt know climate change is real? The WHO just decided the latest Ebola outbreak is not a global emergency Pete Buttigieg has gone from totally unknown to polling third in Iowa and New Hampshire Most Read David Attenborough, the voice of Our Planet: Things are going to get worse The voice of some of the most stunning nature documentaries ever made is pessimistic about the future of wildlife on earth. Why Ecuador released Julian Assange: rudeness, spying, and poop He was the worst houseguest. Seriously. The worst. With Kill This Love, K-pop queens Blackpink have made YouTube and iTunes history Destinys Child held the iTunes record for 15 years before Blackpink came along. Coachella 2019 fire: What we know An early morning fire broke out during the festivals first weekend. AI triumphs against the worlds top pro team in strategy game Dota 2 Its the first time an AI has beat a world champion e-sports team vox-mark Vox Sentences The news, but shorter, delivered straight to your inbox.

\nMinnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar vowed her \”unwavering love for America on Twitter Saturday after President Trump and conservatives criticized comments she made about 9/11.\n

The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. Its disgusting. Its shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it. – Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Ilhan Omar: No One Can Threaten My Unwavering Love for America

\n\”I did not run for Congress to be silent,\” she wrote. \”No one person – no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious – can threaten my unwavering love for America,\” she continued, without naming Trump directly. \”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.\”\n

Someone has already been charged with a serious threat on Congresswoman Omars life. The video the President chose to send out today will only incite more hate. You can disagree with her words—as I have done before—but this video is wrong. Enough.

\nOn Friday, the president tweeted a video that used footage of 9/11 with comments Omar made at the Council on American-Islamic Relations. 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?

The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. Its disgusting. Its shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.

\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t(J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Rep. Ilhan Omar walks through an underground tunnel at the Capitol as top House Democrats plan to offer a measure that condemns anti-Semitism in the wake of controversial remarks by the freshman congresswoman, in Washington, D.C., March 6, 2019. Omar said last week that Israels supporters are pushing U.S. lawmakers to take a pledge of \”allegiance to a foreign country.\” Despite criticism from Democrats and Republicans, Omar has refused to apologize.\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\n\nBut it does not show the entirety of Omars comments.\n

Trump captioned the Islamophobic tweet in all caps, writing, WE WILL NEVER FORGET, in reference to what some see as controversial comments made by the congresswoman last month in a video that has since gone viral.

\n\”For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, Im tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it, Omar said at CAIR in California last March. \”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.\n

Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She wont back down to Trumps racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end. – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Donald Trump Attacks Rep. Ilhan Omar In Video, Mixing Triggering 9/11 Images With Excepts From CAIR Speech

\nOmar went on to say that the 9/11 attacks changed how Muslims are viewed in America, and encouraged Muslims to not tolerate being treated as \”second-class citizens.

\n\”First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as \”some people who did something. Unbelievable, wrote Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, an Afghanistan war veteran.\n

Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She wont back down to Trumps racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.

\nDemocrats quickly came to Omars defense, and suggested the presidents tweet took Omars words out of context and could potentially endanger Omar. Last week, a man was arrested for threatening to kill Omar because she is Muslim.\n

\nSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tweeted that the president should not use images of 9/11 for political purposes.\n

\n\”The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldnt use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack,\” Pelosi wrote.

\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t(Jim Bourg/Reuters) Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks about Trump administration policies towards Muslim immigrants and her own immigrant background at a news conference by members of the U.S. Congress \”to announce legislation to repeal President Trumps existing executive order blocking travel from majority Muslim countries,\” outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, April 10, 2019.\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\n\nFellow Democratic freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, called on Democrats to respond to Trumps tweet and said that Omars \”life is in danger.\”\n

\n\”Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the Presidents explicit attack [email protected] life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez wrote.\n

\nSen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg accused the president of inciting hate and violence.\n

\n\”Someone has already been charged with a serious threat on Congresswoman Omars life,\” Klobuchar wrote. \”The video the President chose to send out today will only incite more hate. You can disagree with her words—as I have done before—but this video is wrong. Enough.

\nFor his part, Buttigieg tweeted that \”[t]he threats against the life of @IlhanMN make clear what is at stake if we fail to to do this, and to beat back hate in all all its forms.\n

\n\”After 9/11 we all said we were changed,\” he wrote in one of a series of tweets. \”That we were stronger and more united. Thats what never forget was about. Now, a president uses that dark day to incite his base against a member of Congress, as if for sport. As if we learned nothing that day about the workings of hate.

\nSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tweeted, \”Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She wont back down to Trumps racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.\n

\nIts not the first time Omars comments have sparked controversy. Shortly after entering office, Omar accused Israel of having too much power in Washington because of its powerful financial lobbying and questioned the loyalty of some Jewish Americans.\n

Dems defend Omar after Trump retweets video against her

\n\”I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country, Omar said. Her comments were criticized as being anti-Semitic and accusing some Jewish people of having loyalty to both America and Israel. Omar apologized for her comment, but it sparked division among Democrats and even spurred an vote in the House aimed at denouncing anti-semitism, Islamophobia, and homophobia, among other things.\n


Posted in Alexandria