To conservatives, it minimizes the terror attacks. To liberals, the outrage over Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s reference to 9/11 as “some people did something” is out-of-context incitement of Islamophobia and even deadly violence. The New York Post juxtaposed her picture and the burning Twin Towers, while President Donald Trump tweeted attack footage interspersed with video of Omar’s speech.
What could come of this? Omar’s fellow Democrats have disciplined their Muslim colleague for inflammatory Israel rhetoric, but this time, top party members defended her, warning that such vitriol will further incite deadly hatred against her and Muslims generally.