Talking at an occasion final month for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar stated, “CAIR was based after 9/11 as a result of they acknowledged that some folks did one thing and that each one of us have been beginning to lose entry to our civil liberties.”
The New York Submit revealed Thursday’s tabloid with the quote from Omar, who’s one among two Muslim ladies in Congress, and a picture of the Twin Towers engulfed in flames from September 11, 2001. Below the image is the headline “This is your one thing.”
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York slammed the New York Submit’s cowl as “horrifying” and “hateful.”
Ocasio-Cortez pointed to Omar’s co-sponsorship of a invoice that might reauthorize the 9/11 Sufferer Compensation Fund.
“She’s achieved extra for 9/11 households than the GOP who will not even help healthcare for 1st responders- but are joyful to weaponize her religion,” Ocasio-Cortez stated on Twitter.
Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts accused the Submit of “manipulating” Omar’s remarks, and stated that her full feedback “clearly converse” to Islamophobia in America post-9/11.
“Manipulating her remarks is defaming & harmful for her & her household,” Pressley stated on Twitter. “Cease with this recklessness.”
She blamed Rupert Murdoch, who owns the Submit, writing, “That is on you – stoking hate, concern & division, placing REAL lives in danger. Disgrace on you.”
“The NY Submit is aware of precisely what it is doing – taking quotes out of context and evoking painful imagery to unfold hate and endangering the lifetime of Rep. Omar. Disgrace on them, and disgrace on Rupert Murdoch,” stated Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat and the opposite Muslim lady in Congress, on Twitter.
CNN has reached out to Murdoch’s company Information Corp and the New York Submit for remark.