There has been an outpouring of support for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has faced continued attacks and threats from conservatives after statements she made regarding the September 11, 2001 attacks were taken out of context. Omar, one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, found herself in a new controversy after speaking at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event in Los Angeles on March 23. Omar said that the organization had been founded after 9/11 because it recognized “some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
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