WaPo Rushes to Defend Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 Remarks, Fails Spectacularly

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 4/13/2019 | Stacey Matthews
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It’s like clockwork. When a prominent Democrat lands themselves in hot water, the Washington Post oftentimes publishes puff pieces or fact checks defending them.

They did it with Virginia House Delegate Kathy Tran over her infanticide bill and with Gov. Ralph Northam’s defense of it. Now they’re doing it with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5), who recently noted that 9/11 was perpetrated when “some people did something.”

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A video surfaced this week of Omar speaking at a CAIR banquet in California in late March. During the speech, she said this about the 9/11 terrorist attacks (bolded emphasis added):

“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.”

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First things first: CAIR was not “founded after 9/11.” They were founded in 1994. Secondly, radical Islamists carrying out the horrific attacks that killed almost 3,000 innocent people are a lot more than just “some people [who] did something.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) was among the many public figures and politicians who blasted Omar’s comments:

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The New York Post responded, too, with a powerful Thursday front page:

Her defenders said she was taken out of context, but she wasn’t. Here’s the transcript of the relevant portion of her speech:

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Several minutes before she made her comments about the 9/11 attacks being about “some people [who] did something”, she described the New Zealand mosque attacks as a “tragic, tragic nightmare.” So one was a tragic nightmare, while the other was just “some people” doing “something”?

Here’s the full video, which I’ve set to start where this portion of her...
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