Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls on Twitter to Take Action Against Donald Trump's Twitter Account After He Retweets Defamatory Video of Her
President Donald Trump is, once again, using his Twitter platform to insinuate that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hates Americans.
Omar is one of Trump's favorite targets for Twitter tirades. He's previously tweeted that she "hate[s] Israel and all Jewish people," falsely claimed that she dismissed the September 11 attacks, and told her to "go back" to her country—prompting his supporters to chant "send her back" at a campaign rally shortly after.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress in American history.
While that's an admirable achievement, it's also revealed the bigotry of some of her fellow Americans. Since her inauguration, the Somalian-American immigrant has been the subject to conspiracy theories, chants of "send her back" at Presidential rallies, and threats against her life.
Donald Trump Just Tweeted a Rancher's Claim That They've Found Muslim Prayer Rugs Near the Border, and a Twitter Sleuth Has a Compelling Theory
As his own crimes begin to come to light, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter, advancing a conspiracy theory that preys on misguided, manufactured fears of immigrants and Muslims.
Trump tweeted about ranchers finding prayer rugs on the southern border, where he still demands a wall and has proven willing to hold the government hostage to do so.
Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Had the Perfect Response to a Pastor Who Railed Against Democrats Wanting to Lift the Ban on Headwear on the House Floor
The 2018 midterm elections yielded what will be the most diverse Congress in American history, and some people — like far-Right pastor E.W. Jackson — are pressed about it.
Jackson took issue with a push from the incoming Democratic majority to strike down the prohibition against headwear in the House chamber. While many Americans hadn't been aware of the ban before, it rose to public knowledge shortly after the election of Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who just became one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress (along with Rashida Tlaib of Michigan).
The discovery of artifacts that bear Islamic imagery is raising questions in the archaeological world. Findings in ancient gravesites have raised the question: Did Vikings who raided Muslim communities bring home a new religion, or are modern archeologists seeing interfaith connections as a way to counteract white supremacy?
Researchers at Uppsala, Sweden’s oldest university, claim to have found Islamic symbols woven into clothing artifacts found at 9th century Viking burial sites in Birka and Gamla Uppsala in Sweden. An ornate pattern woven into bands of silk on a buried outfit bears a resemblance to the geometric Kufic text spelling out the words “Allah.” Textile archaeology researcher Annika Larsson said at first she could not make sense of the symbols, but then, “I remembered where I had seen similar designs: in Spain, on Moorish textiles.”