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Ilhan Omar: Trump admin can't be trusted on Iran if it ' lies about weather maps or crowd sizes'

Ilhan Omar: Trump admin can't be trusted on Iran if it ' lies about weather maps or crowd sizes'Omar said that the administration could not be trusted to "give us the full information" on Iran because of past falsehoods about "weather maps."



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Omar Responds to Family of 9/11 Victim Who Criticized Her

Omar Responds to Family of 9/11 Victim Who Criticized HerRepresentative Ilhan Omar responded on Sunday to the son of a victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks, who called her out for previous comments about the attacks that critics found dismissive.During the memorial service for 9/11 victims at Ground Zero, Nicholas Haros Jr., who lost his mother, 76-year-old Francis Haros, in the attacks, wore a shirt emblazoned with the phrase, "some people did something" on the front, the phrase Omar used to refer to the attacks.After reading the names of some of the victims, Haros Jr. repeated the phrase and pointed to his shirt."Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom," he said. "Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done.""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," the Minnesota Democrat said earlier this year during remarks to the Council on American–Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights group, a comment that sparked outrage among conservatives and some families of victims."So 9/11 was an attack on all Americans. It was an attack on all of us and I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel, but I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting the aftermath of what happened after 9/11," Omar responded Sunday on CBS when asked about Haros Jr.'s criticism. "Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them, and so what I was speaking to was the fact that as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me as a suspect."Haros Jr. appeared to accept Omar's goodwill, saying the congresswoman had "showed respect for the loss of families. And that was a good thing."



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Omar defends her controversial 9/11 remarks

Omar defends her controversial 9/11 remarksRep. Ilhan Omar responded to criticism from a 9/11 victim’s son, who, during a memorial at Ground Zero last week, called out the freshman congresswoman for past remarks she made about the terrorist attacks.



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Rep. Ilhan Omar defends her controversial World Trade Center remarks: '9/11 was an attack on all Americans'

Rep. Ilhan Omar defends her controversial World Trade Center remarks: '9/11 was an attack on all Americans'Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to criticism from a 9/11 victim’s son, who, during a memorial reading of victims’ names at Ground Zero last week, called out the freshman congresswoman for past remarks she made about the terrorist attacks.



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9/11 Victim’s Son Explains the Attack to Ilhan Omar: ‘There Is No Uncertainty’

9/11 Victim’s Son Explains the Attack to Ilhan Omar: ‘There Is No Uncertainty’During a 9/11 memorial service on Tuesday, the son of a woman who died in the World Trade Center castigated Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) for the dismissive way she recently characterized the attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans.Nicholas Haros Jr., wearing a black shirt emblazoned with the phrase “some people did something?” took the stage during the memorial service at Ground Zero to remind Omar and those assembled of what took place at the site exactly 18 years ago.“’Some people did something,’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota,” Haros said, referencing Omar's description of the event. “Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom. Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion?” Haros asked. “On that day, 19 Islamic terrorist members of al-Qaeda killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear?”Omar offered the flippant description of the 9/11 attacks earlier this year during a speech before the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Her speech focused on the federal government's encroachment on the civil liberties of Muslims in the wake of the attacks, which, she falsely claimed, served as the impetus for CAIR's founding.“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. CAIR was actually founded in 1994.Haros concluded his remarks by admonishing Omar — and the three fellow freshman progressive lawmakers who together refer to themselves as “the squad” — not to use the events of September 11th to score cheap political points.“Stop. Stop. Please stop using the bones and ashes of our loved ones as props for your political theater,” Haros said. “Their lives, sacrifices, and death are worth so much more. Let’s not trivialize them or us. It hurts.”



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Man who lost mother on 9/11 blasts Rep. Ilhan Omar during memorial service

Man who lost mother on 9/11 blasts Rep. Ilhan Omar during memorial serviceA man whose mother died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar during a memorial service held at Ground Zero.



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Son of 9/11 victim addresses Ilhan Omar during memorial: 'Show respect in honoring them, please'

Son of 9/11 victim addresses Ilhan Omar during memorial: 'Show respect in honoring them, please'Nicholas Haros Jr., the son of a victim in the World Trade Center, wore a T-shirt with the words "Some people did something" at Wednesday's ceremony



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Omar tweets she received death threat targeting her at the Minnesota State Fair

Omar tweets she received death threat targeting her at the Minnesota State Fair"I hate that we live in a world where you have to be protected from fellow humans," said Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota.



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Rep. Omar dismisses questions about alleged affair, campaign funds as 'stupid'

Rep. Omar dismisses questions about alleged affair, campaign funds as 'stupid'Rep. Ilhan Omar under fire from Federal Election Commission; Gillian Turner has the details.



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Group files FEC complaint against Ilhan Omar as she denies latest accusation about her personal life

Group files FEC complaint against Ilhan Omar as she denies latest accusation about her personal lifeThe right-leaning National Legal and Policy Center filed an FEC complaint against Omar on Wednesday citing the money paid to Tim Mynett's firm.



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