Rep. Ilhan Omar attended the 4th Annual Council on American-Islamic Relations Banquet in California this past weekend, and it wasn’t pretty.
According to Gateway Pundit, Omar urged a cheering crowd to “raise hell, get in stranger’s faces, and “make people uncomfortable.”
What is CAIR?
CAIR is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, led by director Hussam Ayloush and based in Los Angeles, California. Ayloush has previously suggested that the United States is “partly responsible” for the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.
According to a Fox News report, Rep. Ilhan Omar has made excuses in the past for terrorist attacks like the one in a Kenyan Mall in 2013, which killed 71 people and left over 200 wounded.
She said it was a “reaction” to “our involvement in other people’s affairs.”
CAIR has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in U.S. history.
Blaming Trump for NZ Attack
It didn’t take long for Omar to incite the crowd by blaming President Trump for the recent massacre in New Zealand. She said,
“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 have 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, but what we know and what Islam teaches us — and what I always say – is that ‘Love Trumps Hate.’”
Protesters Outside CAIR Banquet
According to reports, Rep. Omar also took time to address the protesters who rallied outside the event. She said,
“I know many of them drove miles to get here, spent a lot of energy, and resources, and money to purchase the signs that they have. But I don’t think any of them realize that people like myself and many of the people in this room could care less about what they have to say — because we know who we are and where we belong.”
Here is a tweet by the Washington Times showing part of the protest:
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 24, 2019
Here is the full audio by a Gateway Pundit reporter who attended the CAIR banquet:
The speech received a standing ovation from the crowd.
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