Omar Video is the Epitome of Racism

  • 07/25/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Omar Video is the Epitome of Racism
Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

In a resurfaced interview, Rep. Ilhan Omar answered a question about Islamic terrorism by proclaiming that white men in America should be profiled and monitored by law enforcement. (Fox News)
 

In the interview, Al Jazeera host Medhi Hasan said some Americans feel justified in fearing Islam, not out of hate but for their own safety, before listing a number of radical Islamic terror attacks. Omar dismissed this suggestion immediately and laid the blame on white males instead, calling for the profiling and monitoring of caucasian men.

"I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country," she replied.

"And so if fear was the driving force of policies to keep America safe -- Americans safe inside of this country -- we should be profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men."

This isn't the first time Omar has been criticized for making controversial statements with regard to Islam. 


Earlier today, the New York Times published an op-ed by Omar saying it is not enough to merely condemn what she perceives to be Trump's racism.
 Source: AAN
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