The controversial representative made the vague call while speaking at a CAIR fundraiser in California.
Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of two Muslim lawmakers in the current Congress, called on US Muslims to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable” in the face of discrimination, The Washington Times reported Sunday.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) claims that Muslims in the U.S. are “second-class citizens,” encourages them to “raise hell, make people uncomfortable” pic.twitter.com/BfsaefdZ8E
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Omar has recently come under fire for observing that the powerful Israeli lobby uses money to influence US politicians. The remarks have been condemned as anti-Semitic, creating tensions between those who condemn Omar and those who support her. Her supporters risk being branded anti-Semitic; her detractors, Islamophobic. This has lead to the likes of Chelsea Clinton and Donald Trump Jr. finding themselves on the same side of the conflict, after New York University Students confronted Clinton, saying her criticism of Omar had contributed to the hate the led to the New Zealand shooting.