In 2013 Interview, Omar Implied Terrorism Is Due To USA Meddling In “Other People’s Affairs”

Out of all of the freshman democratic legislators, one has to admit that Ilhan Omar is in a class all on her own when it comes to insensitive remarks. It’s not just the things she has currently been saying, but all of the previous statements in the past that are now being dug up, thanks to her newly-established infamy.

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.”

Omar went on to contrast the way people say the names of terror groups with how they pronounce the names of western powers:

“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.”

Yes, people generally agree that it is EVIL. Terrorism is evil. This is probably why they lift their shoulders up and give special emphasis when they say the words. It’s the same emphasis given when one says “Jack the Ripper” or “Hitler.”

There was more than just Omar’s insensitivity that was bothersome, though. A bit more troubling was her comments regarding terrorism being “a reaction to our involvement in other people’s affairs.”



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