Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is seen in the audience ahead of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Wash., on February 5, 2019.

Omar first found herself embroiled in controversy in February when she tweeted an alleged anti-Semitic trope after journalist Glenn Greenwald said, "It's stunning how much time U.S. political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans".

She's accused Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism and urged him to stop.

Trump said during a visit to Minnesota on Monday that he has no regrets about tweeting a video Friday that attacked her for remarks she made last month that supposedly offered a flippant description of the September 11 attacks and the terrorists who killed almost 3,000 people.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and Rep. Ilhan Omar, attend a rally to introduce the 'Equality Act, ' on March 13.

The US President went on to say Mrs Pelosi "should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful US HATE statements Omar has made" before defending her.

But Ms Omar said since Mr Trump retweeted the video on Friday night, she's received many threats on her life that referred or replied to the posted video. This is particularly concerning given the president's visit to my home state of Minnesota on Monday. "Don't call me a racist, because I criticized you, but she owes us an apology, and we're gonna get it".

There have been numerous calls for the video to be taken down with some saying it incites "racism" and "endangers" Omar's life.

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"Certainly the President is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone, but the President is absolutely, and should be, calling out the congresswoman for her - not only one time - but history of anti-Semitic comments", Ms Sanders said. "And every single Muslim in the country should be exhausted of it", she said. "They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces", Pelosi said.

But liberals seethed that Pelosi (California) and Democratic leaders did too little, too late.

"I don't think it matters if he mentions Congresswoman Omar or not", said Jennifer Carnahan, Chairwoman of the MN GOP.

"I don't think it is the president who's putting her in danger".

In response to Trump's tweet, Omar on Saturday said: "No one person - no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious - can threaten my unwavering love for America. It's a disgrace. She's in the Congress of the United States", Riches said at the New York State Republican Party dinner at the Grand Hyatt.

Omar used the words "some people did something" to describe the attacks while talking about the discrimination that American Muslims faced in their aftermath.

Omar also cited in her statement that this kind of rhetoric isn't unusual for the president.

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