Ilhan Omar: Lauren Boebert’s ‘Jihad Squad’ bigotry is ‘no laughing matter’

Ilhan Omar: Lauren Boebert’s ‘Jihad Squad’ bigotry is ‘no laughing matter’

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11/27/2021 4:34:00 PM

Ilhan Omar : Lauren Boebert’s ‘Jihad Squad’ bigotry is ‘no laughing matter’

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Boebertmade the remarksin her home district. To laughs and whoops, she joked about encountering Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, in an elevator on Capitol Hill.“I see a Capitol police officer running to the elevator,” she said. “I see fret all over his face, and he’s reaching, and the door’s shutting, like I can’t open it, like what’s happening. I look to my left, and there she is. Ilhan Omar.

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“And I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine.’ We only had one floor to go. I said, ‘Oh look, the Jihad Squad decided show up for work today.’”That was a reference to the “Squad”, a group of prominent House progressives of which Omar is a member. Boebert, a far-right Trump ally and controversialist, has also used the term on the floor of the House.

Racism and bigotry of any form, including Islamophobia, must always be called out, confronted and condemnedDemocratic House leaderssaid: “Fact. This buffoon looks down when she sees me at the Capitol, this whole story is made up. Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout. headtopics.com

“Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny and shouldn’t be normalised. Congress can’t be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation.”In the face ofwidespread condemnation, Boebert apologised “to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Representative Omar”.

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She also said she had “reached out to [Omar’s] office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction”.Democratic House leaders including Pelosi indicated that was not enough.“Racism and bigotry of any form, including

Islamophobia, must always be called out, confronted and condemned in any place it is found,” they said in a joint statement.“Congresswoman Boebert’s repeated, ongoing and targeted Islamophobic comments and actions against … Ilhan Omar are both deeply offensive and concerning … we call upon Congresswoman Boebert to fully retract these comments and refrain from making similar ones going forward.”

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But it really is. It’s kinda funny Seems Boebert got notes from the Indian anti-Muslim propaganda machine. Just call her a Fascist Storm Trooper and call it a day. Yes it is funny. Also funny she married her brother. Ilhan's antisemitism isn't funny either Where’s the illegal brother-husband of yours? We are 1 independent podcast to catch you up on the headline news! NEW SHOW: Biden Won't Apologize So Rittenhouse To Sue? - US On Failing Democracy List Listen: Email us:

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