Rep. Omar erupts on Muslim activist for asking about female genital mutilation — lectures about ‘proper questions’

The American Mirror | 7/24/2019 | Staff
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Socialist Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is appalled – “quite disgusted really” – that someone would have the audacity to ask her position on female genital mutilation.

The practice, which The Washington Post claimed just last year is very common in Omar’s “nation back home” in Somalia, apparently struck a chord with Omar, who berated the president of Muslims for Progressive Values, Ani Zonneveld, for asking her about the gruesome procedure during the Muslim Caucus Education Collective’s 2019 conference on Tuesday.

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Omar implied Zonneveld is racist for broaching the topic with a Muslim lawmaker like herself, who doesn’t deserve to be subjected to questions about her beliefs.

“Your second question is an appalling question because I always feel like there are bills that we vote on, bills we sponsor, many statements we put out, and then we’re in a panel like this and the question is posed, ‘Can you and Rashida do this?’” Omar told Zonneveld, referring to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who became the first Muslim congresswoman alongside Omar in 2018.

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“And it’s like, how often should I make a schedule? Like, does this need to be on repeat every five minutes? Should I be like, ‘so today I forgot to condemn al-Qaeda, so here’s the al-Qaeda one. Today, I forgot to condemn FGM, so here it goes. Today, I forgot to condemn Hamas, so here it goes. …’ You know what I mean? It is a very frustrating question.”

It’s a question that’s not worth her valuable time, she said.

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“You can look at my record, I voted – four bills – doing exactly what you are asking me to do. I have put out statements upon statements. There’s … a resolution that I am equal author of that I voted out of the Foreign Affairs Committee. And so I am, I think, quite disgusted really to...
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