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Postby Aeritai » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:40 am

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., finds herself embroiled in another controversy after a comment she made about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Muslim civil rights.

Speaking last month at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Los Angeles chapter, Omar mistakenly said the organization was founded in response to the terrorist attacks, adding "because they recognized that some people did something" — a phrasing that some in conservative media have interpreted as a too-flippant reference to the attack.

"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.


Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... ts-n993326

While taking things out of context always happens in politics I do think the Republicans and media are overrecting and taking things out of context. Do note I am not defending Omar mostly because I found it strange that she put 9/11 into her speech and the way she said it. So I'm neutral on this until I know who's more guilty.

The Republicans and its media need to look into the context of words Omar said. On the other hand Omar should've chosen her words carefully went it came to talking about 9/11.

So NSG what are your thoughts? Is it just a simple misunderstanding from the Republicans or is Omar in the wrong here?
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Postby Vassenor » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:44 am

Aeritai wrote:
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., finds herself embroiled in another controversy after a comment she made about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Muslim civil rights.

Speaking last month at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Los Angeles chapter, Omar mistakenly said the organization was founded in response to the terrorist attacks, adding "because they recognized that some people did something" — a phrasing that some in conservative media have interpreted as a too-flippant reference to the attack.

"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.


Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... ts-n993326

While taking things out of context always happens in politics I do think the Republicans and media are overrecting and taking things out of context. Do note I am not defending Omar mostly because I found it strange that she put 9/11 into her speech and the way she said it. So I'm neutral on this until I know who's more guilty.

The Republicans and its media need to look into the context of words Omar said. On the other hand Omar should've chosen her words carefully went it came to talking about 9/11.

So NSG what are your thoughts? Is it just a simple misunderstanding from the Republicans or is Omar in the wrong here?


Given how things have gone up to this point the GOP would throw a fit at her no matter what she said.
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Postby Spunkland » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:47 am

Didn't she also .. marry … her …. brother?????????????
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Postby Aeritai » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:48 am

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Aeritai wrote:
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., finds herself embroiled in another controversy after a comment she made about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Muslim civil rights.

Speaking last month at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Los Angeles chapter, Omar mistakenly said the organization was founded in response to the terrorist attacks, adding "because they recognized that some people did something" — a phrasing that some in conservative media have interpreted as a too-flippant reference to the attack.

"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.


Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... ts-n993326

While taking things out of context always happens in politics I do think the Republicans and media are overrecting and taking things out of context. Do note I am not defending Omar mostly because I found it strange that she put 9/11 into her speech and the way she said it. So I'm neutral on this until I know who's more guilty.

The Republicans and its media need to look into the context of words Omar said. On the other hand Omar should've chosen her words carefully went it came to talking about 9/11.

So NSG what are your thoughts? Is it just a simple misunderstanding from the Republicans or is Omar in the wrong here?


Given how things have gone up to this point the GOP would throw a fit at her no matter what she said.


Its ironic that the GOP takes things out of context, last time I checked they excused the Democractic party for taking things out of context.

But yeah I agree with your statement.
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Postby Vassenor » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:48 am

Spunkland wrote:Didn't she also .. marry … her …. brother?????????????


If she did no-one has been able to prove it.
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:50 am

Omar was making the point about how Muslims globally and especially American Muslims are still collectively blamed for 9/11. What doesn't help are the rhetorics in response that fuel death threats against Omar.
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Postby Aeritai » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:50 am

Spunkland wrote:Didn't she also .. marry … her …. brother?????????????


I'm not sure on that information.
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Postby Conserative Morality » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:52 am

Did you hear? Omar is running a child slave sex ring from the basement of a... [rolls die] KFC!!!

Pretending the mainstream GOP has anything useful to say about Omar at this point dips into the realm of absurdity. She's their new boogeyman. It'll get more and more petty and more and more outlandish until we're dealing with Hillary 2.0 level conspiracism.
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Postby Vassenor » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:52 am

Aeritai wrote:
Spunkland wrote:Didn't she also .. marry … her …. brother?????????????


I'm not sure on that information.


It's a rumour that's been going around about how she married her brother in order to fraudulently get him a visa or something. No-one's actually given any evidence for it yet.
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:53 am

Spunkland wrote:Didn't she also .. marry … her …. brother?????????????

Did U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Marry Her Brother?

Also, if Ahmed Elmi were truly Omar’s brother, why would he have needed to take the drastic step of marrying her in order to secure a path to U.S. citizenship? U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policies qualify immigrants as eligible to apply for permanent residency status (and later become naturalized citizens) if they are the “spouse of a U.S. citizen” or the “brother or sister of a U.S. citizen.” Why would Omar commit a federal crime and risk a prison sentence (and possibly her own citizenship status) in order to provide her brother with the opportunity to apply for something he would already have been eligible to seek?
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:53 am

She should be criticized for her policies, not stupid shit like this.

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Postby Gormwood » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:54 am

Conserative Morality wrote:Did you hear? Omar is running a child slave sex ring from the basement of a... [rolls die] KFC!!!

Pretending the mainstream GOP has anything useful to say about Omar at this point dips into the realm of absurdity. She's their new boogeyman. It'll get more and more petty and more and more outlandish until we're dealing with Hillary 2.0 level conspiracism.

Is KFC even halal?
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Is KFC even halal?

Yes! All part of the Muslim conspiracy to make us ALL follow their wicked, wicked dietary laws!
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Postby Ifreann » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:55 am

Bit of a fuck up not to check when and why CAIR were founded, but it's pretty clear at this point that Republicans would jump on Omar if she said the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
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Conserative Morality wrote:
Gormwood wrote:
Is KFC even halal?

Yes! All part of the Muslim conspiracy to make us ALL follow their wicked, wicked dietary laws!

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Conserative Morality wrote:Pretending the mainstream GOP has anything useful to say about Omar at this point dips into the realm of absurdity. She's their new boogeyman. It'll get more and more petty and more and more outlandish until we're dealing with Hillary 2.0 level conspiracism.

"Ilhan Omar was Bin Laden and Baghdadi's strategic coordinator and wife!"
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Postby Aureumterra » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:56 am

LiberNovusAmericae wrote:She should be criticized for her policies, not stupid shit like this.

Agreed, her actions should be the ones criticized, or we’ll end up looking as bad as the left when they jump to Trump’s rhetoric to try to prove he’s a fascist
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Postby Aeritai » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:57 am

Gormwood wrote:Omar was making the point about how Muslims globally and especially American Muslims are still collectively blamed for 9/11. What doesn't help are the rhetorics in response that fuel death threats against Omar.


Death threats? So much for a simple misunderstanding the GOP and its supporters are reaching the point beyond overrecting.
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Ifreann wrote:Bit of a fuck up not to check when and why CAIR were founded, but it's pretty clear at this point that Republicans would jump on Omar if she said the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Clearly, she's trying to say that the West's time is OVER and the time of ISLAM is COMING
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Conserative Morality wrote:Did you hear? Omar is running a child slave sex ring from the basement of a... [rolls die] KFC!!!

Pretending the mainstream GOP has anything useful to say about Omar at this point dips into the realm of absurdity. She's their new boogeyman. It'll get more and more petty and more and more outlandish until we're dealing with Hillary 2.0 level conspiracism.

Omar sank the USS Maine.
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Conserative Morality wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Bit of a fuck up not to check when and why CAIR were founded, but it's pretty clear at this point that Republicans would jump on Omar if she said the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Clearly, she's trying to say that the West's time is OVER and the time of ISLAM is COMING

"DOES ILHAN OMAR WANT TO DROP THE SUN ON AMERICA?!"
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Aeritai wrote:
Gormwood wrote:Omar was making the point about how Muslims globally and especially American Muslims are still collectively blamed for 9/11. What doesn't help are the rhetorics in response that fuel death threats against Omar.


Death threats? So much for a simple misunderstanding the GOP and its supporters are reaching the points beyond overrecting.

It's not overreacting. It really isn't. Because what she says and does aren't what cause the reactions. It's simply being given the excuse to voice their constant feelings of marginalization at the hands of dirty furriners.
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Ifreann wrote:
Conserative Morality wrote:Did you hear? Omar is running a child slave sex ring from the basement of a... [rolls die] KFC!!!

Pretending the mainstream GOP has anything useful to say about Omar at this point dips into the realm of absurdity. She's their new boogeyman. It'll get more and more petty and more and more outlandish until we're dealing with Hillary 2.0 level conspiracism.

Omar sank the USS Maine.

Omar fired the first shots at Fort Sumter.
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Ifreann wrote:
Conserative Morality wrote:Did you hear? Omar is running a child slave sex ring from the basement of a... [rolls die] KFC!!!

Pretending the mainstream GOP has anything useful to say about Omar at this point dips into the realm of absurdity. She's their new boogeyman. It'll get more and more petty and more and more outlandish until we're dealing with Hillary 2.0 level conspiracism.

Omar sank the USS Maine.

Okay but that means she's proto-CIA and an American hero. Phillipines American Clay, Rough Riders 4eva
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Conserative Morality wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Omar sank the USS Maine.

Okay but that means she's proto-CIA and an American hero. Phillipines American Clay, Rough Riders 4eva

That means Ilhan Omar is a high ranking member of Abu Sayyaf!
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