Ilhan Omar has gotten a lot of flack lately when it comes to the statements she makes. Many are calling her an anti-semite for criticizing Israeli policies affecting Palestinians, while others agree that Jews are not excluded from criticism because of the Holocaust.
Upon waking up this morning, Omar learned of the massacre of 49 Muslims praying during Jummah services in Christchurch, New Zealand Friday morning. Omar set her Twitter page on fire with another message that definitely got under the skin of conservatives who see her as a hijab-wearing terrorist.
This is what she said:
Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. This is chilling news to wake up to. In the face of this horror, I’m mourning with, and holding our community extra close today.
We must not live in fear. I will be at Jumu’ah today and I hope others will too. Jummah Mubarak.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 15, 2019
The comments Omar got on her tweet speak volumes to the kind of empathy going out to Muslim communities around the world this morning. We saved the best responses for you below: