In an interview with Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan, the anti-Semitic lawmaker, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), was asked about how much she felt about President Trump’s “Muslim ban?” Hasan asked Omar, “Do you think President Trump doesn’t want people who look like you in the country?” Omar responded by saying that “If we were really being honest, about what could be masqueraded as a national security issue, we know that no one from any of these countries [included in the temporary travel ban] has ever posed a threat to our national security.”
The Muslim freshman U.S. congresswoman represents the 5th district in Minnesota, where over 100,000 Somali’s reside. Her district which is primarily made up of residents from one of the countries included in Trump’s temporary travel ban has been labeled by the FBI as the “Terror recruitment capital of the United States.”
“More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined — or attempted to join — a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.
FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS.”
When the subject turned to Americans who fear terror attacks by Muslim extremists, Omar quickly defended Muslims by identifying “white men” as America’s enemy.
According to the draft copy of Trump’s executive order, the countries whose citizens are barred entirely from entering the United States is based on a bill that Obama signed into law in December 2015.
Obama signed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act as part of an omnibus spending bill. The legislation restricted access to the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens from 38 countries who are visiting the United States for less than 90 days to enter without a visa.
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Obama visa waivers restrictions included seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen
The Al Jazeera host continued, asking Omar about the fear Americans have of Muslims committing acts of terror in the United States. Hasan asked Omar, “A lot of conservatives, in particular, would say that the rise in Islamaphobia is a result not of hate, but of fear, and legitimate fear, they say of ‘Jihadist terrorism.’ Whether it’s Fort Hood or San Bernadino or the recent truck attack in New York.
What do you say to them?
Omar snapped back, “I would say that our country should be more afraid of white men across our country because they are actually, um… causing most of the deaths within this country.
“We should be profiling, monitoring and um, uh, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men.”
The video can be seen in its entirety here:
Should Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) have a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee? Should any representative who believes white men are a danger to our country be serving in the United States Congress?
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