Ilhan Omar has exposed the greatest liability America faces in the global terror war.
Representative Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota Democrat who has been in Congress four months and, courtesy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she has privileged access to classified American secrets.
Omar recently caused a stir – one of many that have made her a focus of national attention – by describing the attack on America on 9/11, as an attack on Muslims. The 9/11 attack – the worst by foreigners on American soil since the British burned the White House in 1814 – was in fact the work of Islamic supremacists engaged in a global jihad or “holy war.” This war had been unilaterally declared on America – “the land of Jews and Crusaders” – by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist army, al-Qaeda three years earlier.
Omar’s reference to the tragedy that befell Americans in September 2001 was revealing in itself. She prefaced it by complaining that Muslims in America were “second class citizens” who were denied the civil liberties afforded to other ethnic and religious groups.
This was one of many lies in her brief comments. Then she invoked the massacre of 50 Muslims at worship by a deranged individual in New Zealand, while failing to mention the recent Muslim massacre of Filipino Christians at worship or the hundreds of attacks by Muslims on other religions since the beginning of the year. Then she referred to the 9/11 atrocity not as an “attack” but as a non-descript event whose real significance was that it led to the creation of CAIR – the Council on American Islamic Relations – which presents itself as a Muslim civil liberties organization, and on whose platform she was speaking.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11,” she said, “because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” The platform on which Omar made these repulsive claims – all of them false – was an organization created by the Muslim Brotherhood, the fountainhead of the Islamist jihad, and its terrorist offspring Hamas.
As it happens the Brotherhood is the crucible doctrines that inspired Osama bin Laden and the terrorists responsible for 9/11. Omar has headlined multiple fund-raising events for CAIR, which is still headed by the same individuals who ran the Hamas entities, from which it was created.
Even Omar’s statement that CAIR was created in response to alleged attacks on Muslims after 9/11 is false, since CAIR was created in 1994, seven years earlier. Her statement that all Muslims began losing their civil liberties because of 9/11 is also false – and insulting – since President Bush went out of his way to deny that 9/11 had any Islamic dimension, despite the overwhelming evidence that it did, and to protect the Muslim community from reprisals, which included shipping members of Osama bin Ladens’ family, who should have been interrogated, to the safety of Saudi Arabia for their protection.
The number of incidents of Americans taking out their frustration and anger on Muslims at that time or since – if one considers the circumstances – is quite small. According to the FBI, American Jews are five times more likely than Muslims to be the victims of religious hate crimes – many of which have been incited by the poisonous anti-Israel propaganda spread by pro-Islamist groups like the Muslim Students Association and Students for Justice in Palestine, as well as by congresswoman Omar herself.
Not only has Omar keynoted fund-raisers for the Muslim Brotherhood network in America, she has pleaded for leniency for an Egyptian terrorist member of the Brotherhood and for 9 Somali Muslims in her district who attempted to join ISIS. Thanks to decisions made in the Obama White House her congressional district has, in fact, provided the most ISIS recruits of any congressional district in America.)
Omar is not alone among members of the House in her close alliance with terrorist groups. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib recently headlined a fund-raising event for American Muslims for Palestine.
 This is an organization created and controlled by Hamas which funds the Jew-hatred campaigns of Students for Justice in Palestine on American campuses and spearheads the terrorist-backed Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement that seeks to strangle the Jewish state. Tlaib is an unapologetic supporter of the terrorist regimes on the West Bank and in Gaza.
The Hamas-controlled American Muslims for Palestine is one of the founders of the recently formed U.S Council of Muslim Organizations.
 This is an Islamist coalition composed of the leading Muslim Brotherhood groups in America. The purpose of the council is to conflate all Muslims with the Islamists – the Muslim supporters of jihad. Shortly after its formation it hosted a “Muslim Advocacy Day” which was attended by Omar, Tlaib and their unwavering ally Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is not a Muslim but a dedicated activist in the Islamist-Progressive Alliance, whose members are united in their hatred of the Jewish state and their solidarity with Palestinian terrorists.