New York Post Dragged For Rep. Ilhan Omar Cover

Rep. Omar's comments led to a New York Post cover that sparked outrage.

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| April 12 2019,

6:36 pm

The New York Post used an image of exploding Twin Towers to bring back memories of the 9/11 terrorists attack after Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) remarks to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles last month.

Omar delivered the keynote address at the group's fourth annual Valley Banquet, during which she stated that 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,” referencing the September 11 attacks and the subsequent years of Islamophobia the group was created to combat.

In her address, Congresswoman Omar gave her fellow Muslims in the room advice on how to deal with the attacks from those who fear their religion.

“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” Omar said. “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

Omar has made public appearances since the CAIR event but has yet to address the comments or cover publicly.

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