Ilhan Omar Says America Was “Founded By Genocide”

Ilhan Omar claims that America was “founded by genocide,” according to recently unearthed tweets.

“We must confront that our nation was founded by genocide and we maintain global power through neocolonialism,” Omar said in a 2017 tweet.

From The Washington Examiner:

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote in 2017 that America was founded by genocide and our foreign policy smacks of “neocolonialism.”

“We must confront that our nation was founded by genocide and we maintain global power through neocolonialism,” Omar said in a tweet linking a Time article titled “Unity Will Take Generations” she wrote about the August 2017 white supremacist rally Charlottesville, Va.

Omar elaborated on her comment more in the article.

“We must confront that our nation was founded by the genocide of indigenous people and on the backs of slaves, that we maintain global power with the tenor of neocolonialism,” she said.

Omar has drawn huge controversy in recent days and weeks. She was recently forced to defend 9/11 comments she made last month referring to the event as “some people did something.” …

COTR adds:

As an immigrant myself, I take Ilhan Omar’s rabid hatred and disrespect towards our country very personally.

Ilhan and I were about the same age when we moved to this nation.

I came to this nation, got an education, and spend my life thanking my lucky stars for the opportunity to live in the best place on earth and make whatever I want of my life.

Ilhan came to this nation, got an education, became A CONGRESSWOMAN, and spends her time ripping on how much she hates this country.

The very country that has given her EVERYTHING.

America has afforded this repugnantly ungrateful woman the opportunity to serve in CONGRESS. She has an immensely powerful voice here.

What voice would she have had in her homeland? Would she have been a Congresswoman there?

Her disdain for our nation, however, shouldn’t come as a surprise. She’s always hated it. The proof has always been right in front of us. …

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