Omar: Tlaib Critics Trying to ‘Eliminate’ Muslim Voices

Omar: Tlaib Critics Trying to ‘Eliminate’ Muslim Voices

May 15, 2019

On MSNBC’s All In, Rep. Ilhan Omar argued that the critics of fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib are trying to “eliminate” Muslim voices from public discourse.

“I tell my sister, Rashida Tlaib, that her and I have the strength to endure any of the mischaracterization or efforts to distort and vilify and mischaracterize our message,” Omar said on Tuesday. “And I think we are seeing what happens when people really see these kind of attacks for what they are. It is designed to silence, sideline, and sort of almost eliminate [the] public voice of Muslims from the public discourse.

“And so, I’m really excited that we have an opportunity to build alliances and push back and fight this attempt to marginalize our community’s voice.”

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