- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar shared Wednesday where she was during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks after coming under scrutiny for referring to 9/11 as “some people did something.”

“On September 11th we experienced one of the most horrific terrorist attacks that we have ever lived through as a nation,” Ms. Omar, Minnesota Democrat, tweeted. “Today, we remember the victims, the first responders and their loved ones. #Neverforget.”

In the tweeted video, the congresswoman said, “I was 18 years old when that happened. I was in a classroom in college, and I remember rushing home after being dismissed and getting home and seeing my father in complete horror as he sat in front of that TV. And I remember just feeling like the world was ending.”

“The events of 9/11 were life-changing, life-altering for all of us,” she said. “My feeling around it is one of complete horror. None of us are ever going to forget that day and the trauma that we will always have to live with.”

Ms. Omar’s recollection comes a few months after she was scrutinized by conservatives earlier this year for referring to the terrorist attacks as “some people did something.”



During a speech at the 9/11 memorial on Wednesday, a son of one of the nearly 3,000 killed wore a shirt with Ms. Omar’s words and called out the Muslim congresswoman for her statement.

” ‘Some people did something,’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota to support and justify the creation of CAIR,” Nicholas Haros Jr. said. “Today I am here to respond to you, exactly who did what to whom.” 

“On that day, 19 Islamic terrorist members of al Qaeda killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear?” he continued. “But as to whom, I was attacked. Your relatives and friends were attacked. Our constitutional freedoms were attacked. And our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked. That’s what some people did. Got that now?”

Jessica Chasmar contributed to this article.

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