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PoliticsIlhan Omar: I've experienced more 'direct threats on my life' since Trump tweet of 9/11 video

05:55  15 april  2019
05:55  15 april  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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"I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life—many directly referencing or replying to the President's video," Omar tweeted in a statement. "I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats."

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Trump tweeted “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” with a video edited to suggest Omar was dismissive of the attacks. The video used part of a speech last Rightwing politicians were quick to say Omar was dismissing the gravity of 9 / 11 . Dan Crenshaw, a congressman from Texas who as a Navy Seal was

' I won't be silent': Ilhan Omar answers Trump 9 / 11 attack. Someone has already been charged with a serious threat on Congresswoman Omar ’s life . Had @realDonaldTrump tweeted @ Ilhan ’s FULL quote you’d hear “CAIR was founded after 9 / 11 b/c they recognized that some people did something

In her statement, Omar continued: "Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the ride in this country and around the world. We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land."

The president tweeted the video out last Friday. It included a snippet from a recent speech Omar gave to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She had said, in her defense of the organization, that CAIR was founded after Sept. 11, 2001 "because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties." CAIR had been formed in 1994.

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Representative Ilhan Omar says she won't be silenced after coming under attack from Republicans. The comments in Mr Trump 's video were taken from a point she made about the treatment of US Muslims Someone has already been charged with a serious threat on Congresswoman Omar ’s life .

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Saturday issued a series of tweets to address a row after US President Donald Trump posted an edited video In her address, Omar had said the CAIR "was founded after 9 / 11 because they recognised that some people did something, and that all of us were

The video also included news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan. The video concluded with: "September 11, 2011 — we remember."

"Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase when cities host Trump rallies," Omar said, apparently citing Washington Post research.

Omar said "this is particularly concerning" because Trump is scheduled to visit Minnesota on Monday. The White House said the president will take part in a roundtable discussion on tax reform and the economy.

"Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country's Commander in Chief," the freshman congresswoman also said. "We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop."

Omar thanks supporters, slams critics: No one can threaten 'my unwavering love for America'.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) thanked supporters on Saturday as the hashtag "#IstandwithIlhan" entered its second day on the list of top trending terms on Twitter in the United States. In a series of tweets Saturday afternoon, Omar vowed that her love for the U.S. was unquestionable amid attacks from conservatives and allies of the president aimed at her loyalty to the country, as well as criticism of comments about 9/11 that some viewed as dismissive. "I did not run for Congress to be silent. I did not run for Congress to sit on the sidelines. I ran because I believed it was time to restore moral clarity and courage to Congress.

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