U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)

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'Some people did something': Rep. Ilhan Omar minimizes terrorist attacks of 9/11

More than 3,000 people died in the attacks on 9/11.

April 10, 2019 - 11:30 am

At a recent event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) described the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, 9/11, as “some people did something.”

"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," Omar said.


According to CAIR’s website, the anti-Muslim discrimination group was actually founded in 1994 — seven years prior to 9/11. In 2014, the United Arab Emirates classified CAIR as a U.S.-based terrorist organization, according to the Washington Post.

See what others said about Omar’s comments below:

The chair of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel said: "Ilhan Omar isn’t just anti-Semitic – she’s anti-American. Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives to Islamic terrorists on 9/11, yet Omar diminishes it as: 'Some people did something.' Democrat leaders need to condemn her brazen display of disrespect."

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, (R-Texas), said: "First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as 'some people who did something.' Unbelievable."

Podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey said: "This is FAR WORSE than any misconstrued and decontextualized comments Candace has made, and yet will receive a polite nod and a golf clap from leftists."

Writer Paul Sacca said: "'Some people did something' sounds like a bake sale, but it does not really sound like a terrorist attack that killed 3,000 people and altered the NYC skyline forever..."

Professor, scientist and author Gad Saad said: "Am I allowed to post this snippet featuring Noble @IlhanMN without also criticizing Israel or in the spirit of fairness I should always criticize Israel when pointing out the love, peace, and tolerance of Noble Ones?"

Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade also dug into the Minnesota Democrat Wednesday, questioning whether or not Omar is actually "American." 

“As a Muslim-American, you should be more outraged because they sullied your religion,” Kilmeade said. “In the name of religion they killed Americans and still do it on a daily basis.”

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