Ilhan Omar slammed for comparing US to Taliban and Hamas: 'She should resign'

Ilhan Omar got herself into trouble by comparing the US and Israel to the Taliban and Hamas and the Us had committed 'unthinkable atrocities'


                            Ilhan Omar slammed for comparing US to Taliban and Hamas: 'She should resign'
Ilhan Omar claimed that the US, Israel, Taliban and Hamas have all committed 'unthinkable atrocities' (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

American politician serving as the US Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since 2019, Ilhan Omar got herself into trouble by comparing the US and Israel to the Taliban and Hamas. She claimed that they have all committed 'unthinkable atrocities'. Taking to her Twitter handle on June 7, she wrote, "We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity."

"We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban," she continued. Omar's office was not available for a comment on what specific 'atrocities' she was referring to, in her tweet.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) removes her mask to speak with media gathered outside Mercado Central on August 11, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Omar included a video clip in her tweet in which she was seen questioning Secretary of State Antony Blinken as part of a Monday House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the State Department's budget request and foreign policy strategy. However, she did not group America with terrorist organizations when she asked the question. Omar asked about Blinken's plans to help people in areas where war crimes are being committed by Hamas and the Taliban, including places like Israel, Palestinian territories and Afghanistan. Omar's comments have come shortly after a ceasefire was called between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, following an 11-day conflict. More than 250 people were killed in the said conflict and thousands were injured.



 

'Omar should resign'

A lot of people were displeased with Omar's comments as she was slammed on Twitter. TV reporter Trish Regan wrote, "If Ilhan Omar hates America so much to say that U.S. committed atrocities equal to #Hamas and #Taliban why is she a member of U.S. Congress? She should resign!!" Former CIA Operations Officer Bryan Dean Wright, tweeted, "Ilhan Omar claims -- without evidence -- that America is a war criminal, sharing the honor with Hamas, the Taliban, and her favorite of all villains — the Jewish State."

One comment on Omar's tweet read, "When you can't tell the difference between democratic countries that operate justice courts under the rule of law, and a registered terrorist organization that executes dissenters in the streets, you have no business sitting as a representative of Americans in the US Congress." Another user tweeted, "When was the last time an American soldier strapped a bomb to a child and sent him to blow up people? (By the way, the answer is NEVER!) America is awesome! People die trying to reach her shores and share in our freedom! You need to check yourself! #America #loveitorleave."



 



 



 



 

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