New York did not take kindly to the freshmen Democratic Rep Ilhan Omar recent comments which trivialized the horrific attack on 9/11.
So, always the cheeky newspaper, the New York Post is hitting back with a brutal history lesson. From The Daily Caller:
The New York Post’s front cover Thursday gave a blunt response to Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s characterization of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as “some people” who “did something.”
The headline in large white font reads, “Here’s Your Something,” coupled with an image of the World Trade Center being hit by a plane in the background.
Omar delivered a speech March 23 — surfacing on Twitter just this week — at a Council for Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser event, where she used non-specific terms to describe the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “Some people did something.” She seemed to be trying to make the case to a majority-Muslim audience that the attacks didn’t warrant restricted “access” to the “civil liberties” of Muslims.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognize that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar said in her speech.
The New York Post was making a clear gesture against Omar’s comment in their Thursday, April 11 cover, with a subtitle reading “2,977 people dead by terrorism”.
From The New York Post:
How pathetic: A member of Congress can’t acknowledge what happened on one of the most horrific days in US history.
In a March 23 speech, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) complained of “the discomfort of being a second-class citizen” before claiming the Council on American-Islamic Relations “was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and [Muslims] were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Some people did something? Wow. What a way to describe the heinous surprise attack on America that claimed 3,000 lives.
Especially when Omar’s focus was Muslim rights: That made it all the more vital to note that the terrorists acted in the name of Islam — as self-described “jihadists” in a war against America, Israel and the West. To call them merely “some people” is to deny a cancer festering in the world Muslim community.
She went further: “Many people expect our community to feel like it needs to hide every time something happens.” Again, by “something happens,” she means (but won’t say) “when Muslims commit acts of terror.”
No one expects Muslims to “hide” after an attack by Islamist terrorists. No group should be blamed for the deeds of a few of its members. But defeating terrorism requires facing the facts of who’s behind it and why.
Instead, Omar claimed Muslims are being “terrorized” by the nation’s response to 9/11.
By the way: CAIR wasn’t founded post-9/11, but in 1994. And the feds later named it an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to steer US funds to the terror group Hamas.
Yet Omar upped the obscure-the-facts ante Wednesday, declaring criticism of her “some people did something” line to be “incitement,” on the grounds that she has received death threats.
Huh? She’d rightly be outraged if anyone minimized those threats as merely “some words from some people.”
Omar’s cavalier brushing off of the murder of thousands of innocents on 9/11 should shock all Americans, Muslims included.
The New York Post's cover for Thursday calls out Ilhan Omar for trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as "some people did something" pic.twitter.com/xToghXSGw5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 11, 2019