Following Trump tweet, Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar sees rise in death threats

CODEPINK is among the groups calling on Facebook and Twitter to suspend Trump's accounts following his video smearing the congresswoman. Image via CODEPINK

The video's caption reads: "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!".

The House of Representatives approved a broad resolution condemning bigotry last month after remarks by Omar that some members of both parties viewed as anti-Semitic. If you listen to more than those four words, though, it's obvious that that's not what she was saying.

However the video Trump shared took just one sentence from her speech, saying that "some people did something" on 9/11. He's also suggested his supporters "knock the hell" out of people aggressively counterprotesting.

"This is endangering lives", Omar said in response to the threats against her.

"She's been very disrespectful to this country".

Omar, who fled the civil war in Somalia with her family when she was eight and later was able to claim refuge in the U.S., became previous year one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress. He said Pelosi should consider past remarks by Omar about Israel that were widely condemned by Democrats, including party leadership, as antisemitic.

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She later added: "You see this outrage when I speak the truth". So you can't just say that today someone is looking at me odd and that I am trying to make myself look pleasant. So I think it's unfortunate. "Because that is a right you have", Omar continued. "And then all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties". That was her point.

Critics accuse Omar of being flippant in describing the perpetrators of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

Omar has come under repeated attacks from Republican media pundits and lawmakers, and even some Democrats, after she made statements questioning the us relationship with Israel, which some painted as anti-Semitic. Like Ocasio-Cortez, she said on Twitter that any "elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it".

Omar said Sunday that threats against her have increased since President Donald Trump shared a video Friday that purports to show the Muslim congresswoman being dismissive of the September 11 terrorist attacks. It has gotten so extreme that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the US Capitol Police and the House sergeant-at-arms "are conducting a security assessment to safeguard" the Minnesota Democrat as well as her family and staff.

Condemning such Islamophobia is exactly what Omar was doing in the speech now being maliciously twisted against her. Her words are consistently approached from a place of extreme bad faith simply because of her religion. Tlaib is also one of the first Muslim women in Congress. There is the assumption that they must have, at the very least, been torn between two identities-Muslim and American. Almost one in three Somali-Americans live in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and between 42,400 and 55,200 people - about 1 percent of the population of the state - is of Somali heritage, according to recent census data. That Islam and terrorist are synonyms.

Asked about his support for Omar, Sanders, whose father came to the USA from Poland, also spoke briefly about his relatives' deaths at the hands of the Nazis, saying those memories guided his view of the situation.

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