“Squad” member Ilhan Omar was interviewed by Al Jazeera in February 2018 prior to taking a seat in Congress. When asked whether Islamophobia was due to “jihadist terrorism,” the openly racist politicians said “our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country.”
This was during the time that Trump imposed a travel ban on people from Islamic countries. Her full quote stated: “I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country, because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country. And so if fear was the driving force of policies to keep America safe, Americans safe inside of this country, we should be profiling, monitoring and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men.” That’s right – she wants to profile and monitor white males in America. White men do not commit the most murders in America, but the statistics fail to fit the narrative.
Omar said that Trump’s ban was masqueraded as national security, and said her own country, Somalia, has never posed a threat. The interviewer reminded Omar that over 20 young Somali Americans in Minnesota alone had fled the US to fight for ISIL or Al Shabab jihadist groups. There is a travel ban to Somalia as well. The US government has informed Americans that they will not send anyone to rescue them when they are taken prisoner, and encourage anyone dumb enough to visit to arrange kidnap negotiators. There is a book entitled “A House in the Sky” detailing on Canadian journalist’s ordeal after a trip to Somalia that explains the landscape there quite well.
A member of Congress defending terrorists is alarming. Asking the US to profile and track nearly half of the population is beyond troublesome. “She hates our country. She comes from a place that doesn’t even have a government, and then she comes here tells us how to run our country,” Trump warned before she was appointed to Congress.