EMET’s Statement on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 Comments

Rep. Ilhan Omar, in recent remarks before the Council of American Islamic Relations, could not speak the truth about 9/11 and al Qaeda, who murdered almost 3,000 Americans. She claimed in her speech that “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 Endowment for Middle East Truth fully condemns Omar’s apparent insensitivity to the almost 3,000 Americans who had lost their lives on that fateful day,  as well as the more than 6,000 Americans that were injured. America was attacked on our soil on 9/11 and we therefore regard her statement as cavalier, calloused and truly un-American. 

It should also be pointed out that CAIR, the Council of American Islamic Relations, an organization which Democratic Senate Leader Charles Schumer describes as an “organization with known ties to terrorists”, was formed in 1994, a full 7 years before 9/11, which indicates that Rep. Omar speaks flippantly without checking the facts.

That is why we call on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to immediately remove Rep. Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she will have access to our nation’s classified materials.  She has demonstrated she is incapable of identifying America’s overseas enemies and incapable of standing by the American people.

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Founded in 2005, The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) is a Washington, D.C. based think tank and policy center with an unabashedly pro-America and pro-Israel stance. EMET (which means truth in Hebrew) prides itself on challenging the falsehoods and misrepresentations that abound in U.S. Middle East policy.

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