Rep. Ilhan Omar is already under fire for recent remarks she made about 9/11 but now it’s getting even worse. An old video has surfaced where she talked about terror groups like al-Qaeda and laughed at American concerns.
The Epoch Times reports:
Resurfaced Clip Shows Rep. Ilhan Omar Blaming ‘Our Involvement in Other People’s Affairs’ for Terrorist Acts
A recently resurfaced old interview with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) showed how she previously described acts of terrorism as a reaction to “our involvement in other people’s affairs,” when talking about the 2013 al-Shabab’s attack on a Kenyan shopping mall.
Omar’s remarks were made during a local television appearance on the show “Belahdan” on Twin Cities PBS, weeks after four terrorists attacked at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya resulting in almost 70 deaths and wounding about 200 people.
The terrorist group al-Shabab, that is based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack. A faction of this group had previously pledged allegiance to the ISIS terrorist group.
During the interview, the host Ahmed Tharwat and then-activist Omar were discussing the reaction of the Somalian community to the Kenyan attacks. At one point, Tharwat commented, “When are we gonna decide or realize that terrorism is a reaction?
It’s an ideology, it’s a means of things, it’s not an entity, it’s not a place, people. It’s a reaction to a situation.”
Watch the video below:
Trump called Omar out for her comments about 9/11 but Democrats are rushing to her defense and blaming… Trump.
The Hill reports:
Black Caucus warns Trump is putting Omar’s life at risk
Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) warned Monday that President Trump is endangering the life of one of their members, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), with his attacks suggesting the freshman lawmaker downplayed the 9/11 terror attacks.
“He is really putting the congresswoman’s life at risk,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and a prominent member of the CBC, told reporters on a conference call Monday.
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the CBC chairwoman, delivered a similar warning.
“The president, who should be serving as a bridge to bring people together, has once again shown his divisiveness with really putting her in danger,” she said.
Let’s be clear. None of this is Trump’s fault.
And if Democrats want to talk about putting people’s lives in danger, let’s talk about all the awful things Democrats have said about Trump for the last few years.