Rep. Ilhan Omar's 'some people did something' comment on 9/11, in context | The Fact Checker

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Published on 12 Apr 2019, 17:34
A week after shootings at two New Zealand mosques left 50 people dead, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) addressed the crowd at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) banquet in California. “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,” Omar said in her speech. Her remarks have become controversial, after a tweet by Mohammad Tawhidi focusing on her description of the attackers as “some people” was retweeted by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.). His statement was amplified by tens of thousands of retweets, and suggestive media coverage. But not everyone has always referred to 9/11 attackers as “terrorists.” The Fact Checker puts Rep. Omar's comments in context. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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