The White House said that Donald Trump did not mean to incite violence against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN). No? Then what was POTUS’ edited video retweet all about, wrongly linking the new representative to the 9/11 terrorist attack? Nine million people have watched the fake video. As a result, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has had to take drastic steps to protect Omar.
Pelosi called Trump out for his “hateful & inflammatory rhetoric that creates real danger” in a new tweet:
@realDonaldTrump’s dangerous video must be taken down. I have spoken with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Rep. @Ilhan Omar, her family & her staff. They will continue to monitor & address the threats she faces.’
Threatening to kill a member of Congress is terrorism, according to The City Pages. Trump supporter Patrick Carlineo, 55, of New York appeared oblivious to the concept that he was threatening Omar with terrorism, what he apparently dislikes in her so much.
“Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood?” Patrick W. Carlineo asked an aide to Ilhan Omar:
‘Why are you working for her? She’s a fucking terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her fucking skull.’
He told the FBI agents that tracked him down:
‘If our forefathers were still alive, they’d put a bullet in her head.’
Two days earlier Omar was on the agenda at the Council of American-Islamic Relations, which is a Muslim civil rights group. A woman left a voicemail at her hotel:
‘What would you do if I told you your hotel was going to be bombed? That is exactly what’s going to happen if you allow the likes of Ilhan Omar into your hotel. She is a danger to American society and your hotel. You are not to allow her foot into there if you value your own safety. Do not allow her in there. Cancel the event.’
The FBI arrested Coat Guard Lieutenant Christopher Hasson, a white nationalist, who had been preparing to take out people on his hit list, including Omar.
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro said:
‘Think about it: Omar wears a hijab. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law?’
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