Surviving war gives you perspective on life, I know to not be fearful and work to create a life that alleviates people from fear! https://t.co/52oITKppoi
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 3, 2019
“Ilhan Omar’s most recent comments have been stripped entirely of their context, their intentions twisted and reversed. During an event in Washington DC last week, she spoke sensitively about her commitment to human rights advocacy, her experiences of Islamophobia, and her compassion for her Jewish constituents. Then Omar said;”
“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 … I want to ask, why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the NRA, of fossil-fuel industries, or big pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobby that is influencing policy?”
So now Ilhan is to blame for the 57% rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes last year and the deadliest mass shooting in US history? That’s really rich coming from someone who praised Bannon.
Do yourself a favor and work on your Anti Blackness
— Heba Hersi (@Hebahersi) March 3, 2019
How can she be ‘Anti-Semitic’?
November 2017, 78% of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District voted to make @IlhanMN:
– first Somali American
– first Muslim refugee
– first hijab-wearing Muslim woman
elected to Congress
– first woman of color to represent Minnesota in Congress.
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) March 3, 2019
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