Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump steps up attack on 'out-of-control' Muslim politician Ilhan Omar

Trump steps up attack on 'out-of-control' Muslim politician Ilhan Omar

Democratic leadership, meanwhile, is also facing heat in the aftermath of the video. "They actually said I might not be American, that my loyalties might not be with this country". She's the librarian who scolds you for talking too loudly.

Trump likes his villains like he he likes everything else, from "central casting". She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we.

Omar had been defending the rights of Muslim Americans in her address.

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

She is also a member of appropriation and foreign policy committees at the U.S. Congress.

In their new letter, the progressives describe Omar as "a visionary and inspiring leader" who's facing attacks that are "beyond the pale".

Perhaps the saddest and most infuriating part of this is that the response to Rep. Omar's speech proves her point exactly.

Supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar are urging Facebook and Twitter to suspend President Trump's accounts after the president posted a video attacking the Minnesota Democrat.

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While many have likewise "admonished" Pelosi for failing to mention Omar by name in her chastisement of Trump (at least initially), the outrage over Pelosi's purported cowardice belies the fact that most of the disgust for Trump has little to do with protecting Omar and more to do with the politics of spectacle that has become the lifeblood of the American news cycle.

In general, don't criticize a politician because some people might take it too far and threaten her would be a bad rule, one that would make it more hard to hold politicians accountable when they really have earned a good lambasting.

The White House intensified its attacks against Omar on Sunday, with its press secretary Sarah Sanders insisting that Omar - one of the first Muslim women in Congress and the first to wear a hijab in the House chamber - was in the wrong.

Omar as the "leader" of the Democratic Party. And they were doing it hypocritically, since this is the kind of thing each side tends to hate when the other side does it.

Given that Omar, a proud-scarf-wearing-Black-Muslim-refugee-from-Somalia, says what no one in the establishment ever wants to hear, the right wing media have found it imperative to skew and distort her words at any given opportunity.

Trump included in the tweet an edited video of the 9/11 attacks.

Omar, by contrast, had blasted Trump's top immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, as a "white nationalist".

Omar, in her turn, has been a target of extremist criticism, some of it verging on incitement. But it dialed up the temperature after the president a week ago mocked her in a speech in Las Vegas to a Jewish Republican group. It's very clear that Donald Trump and the many, many others attacking her didn't bother to watch her full speech, or even a full minute of it for context. But by not putting themselves on record about Omar when they could, Democrats now find themselves bound to her for the duration. There are many of them who represent the country and not all of them get the attention of the USA president.

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