Many are rightfully outraged by Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments about the terrorists that attacked on 9/11 taking the lives of some 3,000 innocent people, with Omar describing it as “some people” who “did something.”
As Ed Morrisey highlighted at Town Hall, hardly anyone in the mainstream media covered this overtly horrid way of describing one of the worst tragedies to befall the United States. The New York Post, however, did cover Omar’s comments.
Not only did they cover the comments, but they also made it their front page story, and pulled zero punches in their takedown of Omar.
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 11, 2019
Inside, the New York Post’s editorial board eviscerated Omar for not only her comment, but her response to the outrage by pointing at those angry of her making light of the deaths of 3,000 American civilians by claiming those expressing anger were guilty of “incitement.”
Some people did something? Wow. What a way to describe the heinous surprise attack on America that claimed 3,000 lives. …
Yet Omar upped the obscure-the-facts ante Wednesday, declaring criticism of her “some people did something” line to be “incitement,” on the grounds that she has received death threats.
Huh? She’d rightly be outraged if anyone minimized those threats as merely “some words from some people.”
Omar’s cavalier brushing off of the murder of thousands of innocents on 9/11 should shock all Americans, Muslims included.
She even tripled down on her comments while appearing on CBS’ Late Night with Stephen Colbert, saying that the only reason people are as angry with her as they are is that she’s a Muslim.
“It is very much embedded in a lot of our culture these days, where you will have people come after minorities for things that they say, that they might have insinuated,” she said according to the NYP.
I have to agree with Morrisey about how to view Omar’s comments, at least if we’re to go by her own rules. The death threats coming at Omar could be viewed as “some people” who are “doing something.” It’s gross that Omar believes that the only time we should take death seriously is when it pertains to her in some way, and that racism is totally okay if it’s directed at Jewish people, but not Muslims.
I applaud the New York Post for this massive verbal slap. Every publication should show a bit of bravery and call out horrific things like the kind Omar did.