In 2018, when Rep. Ilhan Omar was running for Congress, she gave an interview to Al Jazeera where she was asked for her thoughts about Americans being afraid of jihadist terrorism.
She responded by saying that white men are who the American people should really be afraid of.
FOX News reports:
In resurfaced interview, Ilhan Omar answers question on ‘jihadist terrorism’ by saying Americans should be ‘more fearful of white men’
In a resurfaced interview from 2018, anti-Trump Democrat Ilhan Omar responded to a question about the “quote-unquote legitimate fears” some people have of “jihadist terrorism,” by saying Americans should be “more fearful of white men.”
In the interview, Al Jazeera host Medhi Hasan said some Americans feel justified in fearing Islam, not out of hate but for their own safety, before listing a number of radical Islamic terror attacks. Omar dismissed this suggestion immediately and laid the blame on white males instead, calling for the profiling and monitoring of caucasian men.
“I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country,” she replied.
“And so if fear was the driving force of policies to keep America safe — Americans safe inside of this country — we should be profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men.”
Watch the video:
This was originally tweeted out by journalist Molly Prince:
Ilhan Omar contends that Americans "should be more fearful of white men." pic.twitter.com/ot7PBF96P1
— Molly Prince (@mollyfprince) July 24, 2019
Check out some of the replies:
Send her back to Somalia where she doesn’t need to be afraid of white men, then.
Ayo, it’s not racist if it’s a valid point! Not many white guys in Somalia!
— Olivia Rondeau (@rondeaulivia) July 25, 2019
Incredibly racist comments singling out one group for the color of their skin ("white"). @Ilhan @IlhanMN must be removed from Congress. She brings shame to that chamber of our government. We, the people, will respond.
— ⟨Qℕ™|℘Kʦ⟩ (@qntmpkts) July 24, 2019
Omar (aka Ilhan Nur Said Elmi) hates America and it appears to anyone with half a brain, she doesn't like our western culture. Time for the FBI to investigate the alligations against her for fraud!
— RUCOFEFE (@rucofefe) July 25, 2019
She’s not very good at making friends and influencing people, is she?