I mean, I don’t really think we did, but apparently this Omar person didn’t think it was that big a deal. Again, I’m not going to pretend I know much about politics, but when certain names keep coming up, it’s hard to ignore. Ilhan Omar, from what little I know, is a Muslim woman, from Somali, who is not a pirate but actually serving in Congress for the state of Minnesota.
Minnesota is also where Al Franken was Senator and Jesse The Body Ventura was Governor. That’s the end of my political knowledge in regards to Minnesota.
Omar is obviously one of the rising political darlings in the world, along with AOC and that other former wrestler Kamala Harris.
Oh, wrong Kamala. Anyways, the three of them aren’t white old men, so they’re pretty much heroes to most “woke” Americans, regardless of their politics. Omar thinks Obama is pretty and she hates Jews, which she’s caught some light flack over, but beyond that, I haven’t heard much about her. Until now, where she basically equated 9/11 to a crime pretty much on par with loitering.
“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”
“CAIR” refers to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the “us” refers to Muslims, and “some people did something” refers to 19 men hijacking 4 planes and murdering 2,977 people on American soil. Or setting up the plot for a bad Nic Cage movie, according to Omar (probably).
Now, I may just be a small town pizza lawyer, so I won’t pretend to know much about the larger scale of violence and terrorism in the world outside our own country, but I do think that wasn’t just something that some misguided kids did one morning in September. It was actually the largest terrorist attack in US history, and yes it was carried out by radical Muslims in the name of Allah so they could party it up with 72 virgins, which is why people kinda soured on Muslims after.
Downplaying it as just “something” that happened is probably one of the dumbest, as well as offensive, things someone could say regarding 9/11. It’d be like saying Hitler was just a guy who did something. The fact it’s coming from a Muslim who seems to like to see how much stupidity she’s allowed to spew out of her mouth before people call her out on it, doesn’t help. Of course, if you do call her out on it, you’re just part of the larger problem and inciting hate speech towards her, according to, well her.
Again, don’t know/care much about politics, but I’m pretty sure that day wasn’t just something minute that happened. In fact, it’s one of the worst tragedies to ever happen to this country, and it’s had a long lasting impact on those of us who remember it. Which is probably why people born after roughly 1997 have such a sense of entitlement. They didn’t really live through that day, they don’t seem to remember just how bad it was and just how close it brought everyone in our country together after. American flags were flying outside every house in the country. People were getting along, regardless of race/gender/religion/sports team they like.
Did the TSA ramp up their security measures and maybe begin to take a second look at people named Asad with a turban on his head before letting him board the plane? Yeah, and that was probably the right move, as much as Monday Morning Social Justice Warrior Quarterbacks would like to act like it didn’t make them feel better 17 years ago.
Omar clearly doesn’t have much respect for those who died that day. 343 firefighters and 37 cops died trying to save people because “some people did something.” The ones who made it out are living with long-term health issues because “some people did something.” 1,000 bodies were never even recovered from the day that “some people did something.” It’s not just a footnote in our nations history, something that can just be glossed over like it had no impact, and someone in a government position shouldn’t talk about it like it is.
You want to make the world better, great. You want to see change and progress in our country, from wage-gaps in even the smallest jobs to equal opportunities for everyone up to the highest level of government, awesome. Being the first person to wear a hijab in congress though, as much as it shows we’re making progress, doesn’t mean you should get a free pass to be a piece of shit. Not all Muslims are bad (just like not all cops are bad because of the actions of a few) but fuck the ones who carried out 9/11, and fuck Ilhan Omar too.