Trump Tweets Incite Death Threats Against Rep Ilhan Omar

Apr 2016
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How is this right? How can a leader of a supposedly free country act like a racist, Islamophobic asshole and 30% of his Trumpanzees agree? If Rep Omar is taken down by one of his followers, he will be as cuplable as the one who held the gun.


'This is endangering lives': Ilhan Omar claims spike in death threats after Trump tweet

Rep. Ilham Omar said death threats against her have spiked as a result of an inflammatory video that was shared by President Donald Trump on Twitter about a remark she made regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life – many directly referencing or replying to the President's video," she said in a statement Sunday night.

Last week, conservatives sharply criticized Omar, one of the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress, for remarks the Minnesota Democrat made at a March 23 Council on American-Islamic Relations event in Los Angeles. She said "some people did something" in reference to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Omar's critics accused her of trivializing and minimizing the tragedy. Her defenders said those critics were ignoring the context of the speech in which she said Muslim Americans are treated as second-class citizens and have been punished collectively for the terrorist attacks committed by a small minority who share their faith.


On Friday, Trump posted a tweet reading, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!" above a video of Omar's remarks repeated along with ominous music, played over images of the World Trade Center engulfed in flames.
 
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How is this right? How can a leader of a supposedly free country act like a racist, Islamophobic asshole and 30% of his Trumpanzees agree? If Rep Omar is taken down by one of his followers, he will be as cuplable as the one who held the gun.


'This is endangering lives': Ilhan Omar claims spike in death threats after Trump tweet

Rep. Ilham Omar said death threats against her have spiked as a result of an inflammatory video that was shared by President Donald Trump on Twitter about a remark she made regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life – many directly referencing or replying to the President's video," she said in a statement Sunday night.

Last week, conservatives sharply criticized Omar, one of the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress, for remarks the Minnesota Democrat made at a March 23 Council on American-Islamic Relations event in Los Angeles. She said "some people did something" in reference to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Omar's critics accused her of trivializing and minimizing the tragedy. Her defenders said those critics were ignoring the context of the speech in which she said Muslim Americans are treated as second-class citizens and have been punished collectively for the terrorist attacks committed by a small minority who share their faith.


On Friday, Trump posted a tweet reading, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!" above a video of Omar's remarks repeated along with ominous music, played over images of the World Trade Center engulfed in flames.
What's your problem with the video?
 

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