During her keynote address at a private fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Los Angeles last March, Rep. Ilhan Omar referred to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, as a day in which “some people did something” and suggested that Muslim-Americans were demoted to second-class citizens in the wake of 9/11.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognize that some people did something, and then all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” said Omar. “You can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange, that I am going to try to make myself look pleasant. You have to say that person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it. I am going to talk to them and ask them why.”