Not News! Rep. Omar Blames Trump for NZ Mosque Shooting at CAIR Fundraiser

www.newsbusters.org | 3/29/2019 | Staff
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On March 23, freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) continued her controversial remarks on Islam in a speech at a fundraiser for the Los Angeles chapter of the Committee for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a controversial leftist Muslim advocacy group named as an "unindicted co-conspirator or joint venturer" in the Holy Land Foundation case--an Islamic charity that in 2008 was convicted of providing material support to Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization.

The Washington Times reported on the speech (and noted Fox News live-streamed it), but the rest of the national news media (including the local Los Angeles Times) ignored this speech, in which Omar suggested Trump encouraged the horrific mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Speaking - Violence - Muslims - Omar - Kind

Speaking of violence against Muslims, Omar claimed “We all kind of knew that this was happening. But the reason I think that many of us knew that this was going to get worse is that we finally had a leader, a world leader in the White House who publicly says Islam hates us, who fuels hate against Muslims, who thinks it is okay to speak about a faith and a whole community in a way that is dehumanizing, vilifying. and doesn’t understand, or at least makes us want to think that he doesn’t understand, the consequences that his words might have. Some people like me know that he understands the consequences. He knows that there are people that he can influence to threaten our lives, to diminish our presence.” She insisted (like the Hillary bumper sticker) that "love trumps hate."

Not even the presence of hundreds of protesters drew national media attention to the event. Protesters of liberal favorites are not news.

Omar - Protesters - Remarks - People

Omar dismissed the protesters in her remarks: "There are very fascinating people outside who...
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