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Ilhan Omar’s Comments

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2019

Controversy erupted over the weekend about comments made by Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in a speech to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March. Omar stated, “CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” (YouTube)

The left argues that Omar’s comments were taken out of context, and condemns the over-the-top rhetoric being used against her.

“Omar was not downplaying 9/11, she was simply pointing out the injustice of all 1.8...

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