Ilhan Omar: Muslim lawmaker sees rise in death threats after Trump tweet

Cheryl Sanders
April 16, 2019

There are many of them who represent the country and not all of them get the attention of the USA president.

Ardern burst into prominence after her coalition ended 10 years of National Party's center right rule, promising more money for social services and by vowing to tighten foreign investment rules.

Mr. Trump weighed in on Friday, tweeting "WE WILL NEVER FORGET" and shared the video Mrs. Pelosi says is unsafe.

"CAIR was founded after 9/11", she added, "because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties".

But Pelosi also stuck up for Omar in her current standoff with Trump. "I will do everything in my power, and I hope that every member of Congress will fight not only antisemitism, but racism and anti-Muslim activity so that we create a nondiscriminatory society". Chad was dropped from the list of affected countries.

Moreover, Omar is a Muslim who wears scarf, Bedier said.


"President Trump must take down his disrespectful and risky video", she said, adding that security officials are reviewing Ms Omar's protection and "will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces".

"Omar's coming in Congress is a big blow to Donald Trump. She did not come before Trump but she became [Congress member] because of Trump", he observed.

"But if your question to me is whether I think she is antisemitic: No, I don't", Sanders continued. "She is not in Washington to play and that agenda is rooted in her experience". Her youth and global celebrity has also given critics doubt. They want her gone because she upsets a cabal that is still essentially upper class, white, Christian, instrumentally liberal but ultimately conservative and war-mongering.

Even before the 2018 Midterms, Muslim American lawmaker, Ilhan Omar, has been the target of a vast smear campaign; Whether it's by Republican groups, right-wing journalists, Israel lobbyists, or Saudi trolls.

In his Friday tweet, Trump wrote, "We will never forget!" and included video of a speech Omar gave last month in which she said, "For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm exhausted of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it. 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 civil liberties".

Omar said in a statement posted on Twitter Sunday that numerous increased threats she had received were "directly referencing or replying to the President's video".


"First that she is a Muslim woman and [second] she is a black Muslim woman", said Fahmy who addressed the rise of the alternative right and the mainstreaming of anti-Muslim sentiment in the USA during the Islamophobia conference.

She said: "We are all Americans". "The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence", she had tweeted. "This could perpetually lead to violence against herself".

"The latent threat of violence against a Congresswoman by other members in the U.S.is a different paradigm something which we have seen in America before. And yet there is silence", the American academic wondered. She tweeted back at Kilmeade and Crenshaw: "This is unsafe incitement, given the death threats I face". "If she continues to do it, the president will continue to call her out, call her out by name, and he's not going to be ashamed, nor should he be".

Pelosi touted her own liberal upbringing and accomplishments representing the deeply Democratic voters of San Francisco. "She seems to be only concerned with Muslims", the reader wrote - adding, "Pelosi is a disgrace!" Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

On Feb. 11, the five members of the Democratic leadership in Congress - none of them Jewish - issued a joint statement condemning "the anti-semitic comments of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar".

The lawmaker has also been embroiled in controversy after criticising U.S. support of Israel and for speaking out on the Israel lobby, AIPAC's influence on USA politics.


Sanders, particularly, has supported the young congresswoman before.

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