Omar goes on defense over her offensive 9/11 remark
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Omar goes on defense over her offensive 9/11 remark

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Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning political show, controversial American-Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) was asked about her offense 9/11 “”CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something”” remark before the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

During the September 11, memorial service in New York City last week, one of the sons of a 9/11 victim wore a printed shirt reading “some people did something.”

Omar was asked.” Do you understand why some people found that offensive?”

Sounding like she was a bit conflicted, Omar said that when she made the remark, she said was it as both an American and a Muslim.

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“9/11 was an attack on all Americans. It was an attack on all of us, and I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel, but I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting, right, the aftermath of what happened after 9/11, many Americans found themselves now having found their civil rights stripped from them.

And so what I was speaking to was the fact that, as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me a suspect.”-Rep. Ilhan Omar (D)

Omar didn’t acknowledge why  her words on 9/11 were offensive.

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