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.
Many thought President Donald Trump's racism had reached a new low with tweets urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from.
But at a North Carolina rally Wednesday night, the president and his supporters proved they still had greater depths to sink to. When Trump unleashed a slew of lies about Somalian-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the crowd broke into a chant that disturbed Americans across the country.
New Congresswoman Who Dropped the MF Bomb When Calling for Trump's Impeachment Just Responded to Her Detractors, and She Has No F***s to Give
Democrats everywhere had a triumphant day after their party officially regained control of the House of Representatives with the most diverse congress in history.
Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wasn't shy about her invigoration when speaking to supporters at an event on the night of her swearing in.
On Tuesday, embattled actress and comedian Roseanne Barr took to Twitter again to state she was "making restitution for the pain I have caused." It's unclear if Barr meant "making amends" or if she actually is making financial remuneration, the definition of restitution, to those impacted by her poor decisions.
But if she did mean financial recompense, she needs to get her checkbook out again already.
SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVES
Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Islamophobia and vigilantism have resulted in Sikhs around the world being attacked, harassed and abused. Not unlike the weeks following 9/11, attackers motivated by hate, fear and ignorance are targeting people who appear to conform to stereotypes of Muslim extremists. A turban-style head covering, beard, brown skin, and a South Asian accent are, apparently, sufficient reasons to suspect a stranger of terrorist ties. These horrifying attacks on innocent people demonstrate that, while it may not be considered “polite,” open Islamophobia is still common.