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Bernie Sanders defends Ilhan Omar: She's not antisemitic

16 April 2019, 12:22 | Glen Norman

Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

Pelosi asks police to protect Ilhan Omar after Trump attack

Trump accused Omar - the first black Muslim woman elected to Congress - in a tweet Monday of making "anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements".

Trump had posted a tweet reading "WE WILL NEVER FORGET" over a clip which repeats Omar's comments amid footage of planes crashing into the Twin Towers and distressed phone calls from people in the buildings.

The controversy arose after Omar delivered a 20-minute address to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) shortly after the New Zealand mosque attacks in March. Omar also said Muslims had "lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm exhausted of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it".

Cair, she said, was founded "because they recognised that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties".

Trump, who will be visiting Omar's Minneapolis congressional district Monday where he'll be attending a nearby tax roundtable event, stood by his criticism of the congresswoman in a Monday morning tweet calling her "out of control, except for her control of Nancy" Pelosi.

Ms Omar said she had experienced "an increase in direct threats on my life", adding: "It has to stop".

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But, she added: "It's absolutely abhorrent the comments she continues to make and has made and (Democrats) look the other way".

The normalisation of anti-Muslim racism is not something that emerged with Trump.

Since then, Omar says, she has received an increased number of death threats.

"President Trump must take down his disrespectful and risky video", she said, adding that security officials are reviewing Ms Omar's protection and "will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces".

Sanders defended Omar's remarks by attacking Trump in a tweet, writing: "Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage".

In her short time in Congress, Omar has already been at odds with her Democrats colleagues on some issues, though many were quick to condemn Trump for his attack her on this issue. She thanked Pelosi, the Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the House sergeant at arms for taking the threats against her seriously. However, in referring to the 9/11 attacks as "something" that "some people did", she invoked the wrath of the president.

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The latest round of attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar seem to have started after a video of Omar describing the 9/11 attacks as "some people did something" began circulating on the internet, giving the right-wing media an opportunity to accuse her of belittling the largest foreign attack on United States soil.

Pelosi's trip to Europe followed a two-day conference of the House Democratic Caucus at which she was at pains to maintain that the Democrats must continue to work with the Trump administration.

In a tweet Friday, Ms. Omar suggested she's being criticized because she is a Muslim.

"The latent threat of violence against a Congresswoman by other members in the U.S.is a different paradigm something which we have seen in America before". Ultimately, it should not matter how adamantly Trump disagrees with Omar.

Omar and her defenders have insisted that her quote, which came amid a longer speech decrying Islamophobia, was taken wholly out of context.

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