Article by Bryan Howard
April 15, 2019
Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar took a break from hating Jewish people and fundraising for terrorist organizations by blaming President Trump for sending Right-Wingers to threaten her. Omar took issue with President Trump posting a video bashing her for downplaying 9/11.
Ilhan Omar released a statement on Twitter blaming President Trump and his supporters for all hate crimes and violence.
Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life — many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video. I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats.
Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise 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. Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes in the months following a rally. And assaults increase when cities host Trump rallies. This is particularly concerning given the president’s visit to my home state of Minnesota on Monday.
Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country’s Commander in Chief.
We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop.
I guess Ilhan Omar doesn’t believe in “some people did something” when it comes to threats towards her and wants to blame a whole group. This is hypocrisy at it’s finest. Not to mention it is false that White Nationalism and extreme right-wing violence is on the rise. The statistics being used to get the rise of hate crimes from right-wingers are using the fake reported crimes as well.