Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

Pelosi asks police to protect Ilhan Omar after Trump attack

Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

But on Monday, Mr Trump stepped up his attacks on both lawmakers, saying Mrs Pelosi "should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful US HATE statements Omar has made".

Soon after Ms Pelosi's statement, the video disappeared as a pinned tweet at the top of Mr Trump's Twitter feed, but it was not deleted.

The president tweeted a video last Friday that included a snippet from a recent speech Omar gave to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognised that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to civil liberties". The video, containing graphic footage of the World Trade Center being destroyed, took one line of a speech she made in March entirely out of context, leading to a large amount of aggressive threats made against the congresswoman. A small snippet from a speech about Muslims' place in the United States, her words were taken out of context by her detractors - including President Donald Trump. "It has to stop".

Republican critics said that her comment "some people did something" was offensive to the almost 3,000 Americans killed in the attacks. "I have found the Sergeant at Arms to be too slow to respond to death threats as it relates to certain members of Congress", Carson said and when asked to clarify added that he would like to see a deeper level of collaboration between the Sergeant at Arms, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local police enforcement because, "I just don't think they have a capacity at this point".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she's since taken steps to ensure the safety of the Minnesota Democrat and urged the president to take down the video in question.

Raising her political profile but making her a target of anti-Muslim hate groups, the incident was something of a gift and a curse for Ms Omar.

An upstate NY man was charged recently with making death threats against her.

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President Trump's words "weigh a ton", Pelosi said, adding that "his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger".

Mrs. Sanders told ABC News that Ms. Omar's characterization was "disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress". "I thank the Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats", Omar said in a statement released Sunday evening. The video interspersed her words from a speech with images from 9/11.

By Sunday, she had been echoed by numerous 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Omar also said, "Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise in this country and around the world".

Congresswoman Omar has become a lightning rod for criticism following her 2018 election.

Given that Omar, a proud-scarf-wearing-Black-Muslim-refugee-from-Somalia, says what no one in the establishment ever wants to hear, the right wing media have found it imperative to skew and distort her words at any given opportunity.

"The latent threat of violence against a Congresswoman by other members in the U.S.is a different paradigm something which we have seen in America before".

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