Ilhan Omar, in a bizarre clip, jokes about people saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah” in a menacing tone.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up.”
This is really odd!
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) April 11, 2019
I’ve never seen someone have such a great time & laughing so much discussing Al-Qaeda & terrorism.
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, in a newly resurfaced clip of an old interview, joked about people saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah” in a severe tone — while noting nobody says words like “America” that way.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. … The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up,” Omar said during an interview from 2013 when she was an activist within the Somali community, chuckling as she imitated the professor saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah.”
“But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “… But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.”
Does anyone have any doubt that Ilhan Omar is a terrorist sympathizer, at this point? She’s made it more than clear, and she continues to make it clear on a week-to-week basis. We all know where her allegiance lies.
For the most part, I ignore politics even if I must go out of my way to do so. But knowing we have a public representative like this is horrific and does not represent who or what we are as a country or people.
— John King (@John_49inf) April 12, 2019
I have never seen a person in my entire life smile when talking about the topic of terrorism.
— Dune (@dunedoggywog) April 12, 2019
Yes, it’s speculation, but I think I’m right. Rep. Omar thinks that “America” and “Al Qaeda” are equally bad. In her mind the only reason her professor didn’t treat them equally bad was his subconscious racism.
— Tim Groseclose (@Tim_Groseclose) April 12, 2019
@WilldeNoble this is just shocking to me…..how can anyone support her? In another interview she said 9/11 was “just some thing that happened” and that we are racist for not letting it go
— Keaton Wiechman (@K_Wiechman) April 11, 2019
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