Ilhan Omar: After 9/11, ‘Americans Now Treating Me As Suspect’

Ilhan Omar: After 9/11, ‘Americans Now Treating Me As Suspect’

Ilhan Omar: After 9/11, ‘Americans Now Treating Me As Suspect’

Omar defended her previous rhetoric regarding the 9/11 terror attacks over the weekend; saying the U.S. must remember the "aftermath" of September 11 that "stripped" Americans of their "civil rights". I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel. And that we should just remember and never forget, not the day, but the aftermath.

Last week, the son of a 9/11 victim slammed Omar for claiming the Council on American-Islamic Relations was founded after the attacks because "they recognized that people did something".

Omar appeared on the CBS program "Face The Nation" yesterday. It was an attack on all of us. "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".

"So 9/11 was an attack on all Americans". Today, I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom.

"I think we need to make sure that the American people understand that this administration that lies about weather maps or crowd sizes can not be trusted to give us the full information we need to be able to make a decision whether we should be going to war or not with Iran", Omar said.

As Common Dreams reported, lawmakers and foreign policy analysts accused Trump of taking marching orders from the Saudis after the president said he is "waiting to hear from the kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed".

The New Jersey resident brought up his Christianity and Catholic background telling MacCallum, "forgiveness must be in my vocabulary". "I couldn't stop seeing images of the current camps we have here at our borders in the United States", Omar concluded. She said it shouldn't be hard for Omar to understand that her comment was offensive as almost 3,000 Americans were killed by terrorists on 9/11.