U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a Muslim who has been open about her disgust for non-Muslims on multiple occasions, now is facing a backlash after she complained about a small group on video singing a worship chorus on an airliner.
“Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?” asked Vernon Jones, a Democrat-turned-Republican politician.
And Cicely Davis, a GOP candidate in Minnesota, pointed out that Islamic prayers are “no problem” on a foreign airline, and suggested Omar’s problem was “you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims.”
Royce White, another candidate in Minnesota, told Omar not to “disrespect Christianity” and said “the Democrats you serve don’t believe in God.”
Omar’s blast at others’ faith came just as Christians worldwide celebrated their holiest of events all year, the Resurrection of Jesus.
I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end? pic.twitter.com/5696Erwsl5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 17, 2022
Qatar – a country you’re very familiar with – plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes. They have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens.
It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims. https://t.co/wBX1ycl5nv
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) April 18, 2022
Fox News reported Omar’s attack on Christians came Saturday evening with a video showing a worship leader with a guitar singing a Christian song.
“I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane,” Omar complained. “How do you think it will end?”
Jones suggested, “If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia, Sudan, or wherever you’re from. Take your brother with you.”
Jose Castillo, a congressional candidate in Florida, said, “In America, Muslims can & do pray in public. If she wants a country where Christians aren’t allowed to do the same [Omar] should go back to her own country.”
Davis said, “Qatar – a country you’re very familiar with – plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes. They have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens. It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims.”
Fox reported, “The original context for the video remains unclear. Omar took it from the Twitter account @davenewworld_2, which has the name ‘Fifty Shades of Whey.’ Reports claim the video had been shot by Jack Jensz Jr., who leads a group called Kingdom Realm Ministries. The original posting appears to have been deleted, however.”
The Daily Mail explained, “It is not confirmed whether the flight was on a commercial airline where some passengers simply broke out into song, if everyone traveling was of the same religious group, or if permission was asked of others or any crew beforehand.”
Omar has appeared to leap from one scandal to another during her short time in Congress already. The Daily Caller News Foundation reported she may have committed a felony by “failing to properly report her assets and income in her financial disclosure reports to the House of Representatives,” citing a conservative-leaning watchdog group.
That was the National Legal and Policy Center that demanded the Office of Congressional Ethics investigate why Omar’s financial disclosures make no reference to the income she may have received from her memoir published in May 2020, as well as the Democratic lawmaker’s apparently gross undervaluation of her new husband’s consulting firm, which raked in nearly $3 million from Omar’s political campaign from 2018 through 2020, campaign finance records show.
And after being accused of marrying her brother to allow him, under immigration laws, to stay in the United States, she married her campaign manager after they both divorced their spouses.
WND also reported when she equated Israel and the United States with terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban, and expressed no regret.
Her comment came after rocket fire on Israeli citizens by Hamas, when she said, “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”
She’s been accused of antisemitic statements multiple times, and has charged she’s been the victim of “Islamophobic tropes.”
She also was tied to a “ballot harvesting” scandal in her own district.
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