ILHAN OMAR SCORNED FOR VOICING OUTRAGE OVER WORSHIP ON PLANE
Omar attacked the Saturday service, less than an hour before most Christians celebrate The Holy Easter.
Rep. Ilhan Omar expressed outrage over a video of Christians singing on a plane, prompting many Republicans to attack her for anti-Christian bigotry.
Omar shared a video Saturday night of a worship leader with a guitar singing Christian worship music on a plane.
I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane,” Omar, who is Muslim, wrote with the video. “How do you think it will end?
I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end? pic.twitter.com/5696Erwsl5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 17, 2022
Many Republican candidates responmded, hints that Omar had expressed hatred or bigotry against Christians.
Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?” Vernon Jones, a Black pro-Trump former Democrat who is running to represent Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives, asked. “If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia, Sudan, or wherever you’re from. Take your brother with you.
Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?
If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia, Sudan, or wherever you’re from.
Take your brother with you. https://t.co/f2FZhWruz0
— Vernon Jones (@VernonForGA) April 17, 2022
“In America, Muslims can & do pray in public,” Jose Castillo, a Republican candidate running for Congress in Florida’s 9th Congressional District, tweeted. “If she wants a country where Christians aren’t allowed to do the same [Omar] should go back to her own country,” he added, presumably referring to Somalia, where she was born. (Omar is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
A country like Qatar you’re very familiar with plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes,” Cicely Davis, a candidate in the GOP primary in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, which Omar represents, tweeted in response to her opponent. “They have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens. It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims.”
Qatar – a country you’re very familiar with – plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes. They have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens.
It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims. https://t.co/wBX1ycl5nv
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) April 18, 2022
“Im coming for your seat,” White tweeted in response to Omar. “Don’t disrespect Christianity! You’re a globalist fraud. You can’t pray in Pelosi’s office! The Democrats you serve don’t believe in God. Their platform is openly anti-God. Minneapolis will not become Mogadishu. We will not bend the knee.”
Royce White, another candidate in the GOP primary for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, also chimed in.
Neither Omar’s campaign office nor her spokesman immediately responded to an after-hours media request from Fox News Digital, but Omar retweeted Deadspin sportswriter Chuck Modi, who responded to responses Omar received on social media.
The original context of the video remains unclear. Omar took it from the @davenewworld_2 Twitter account, which goes by the name of Fifty Shades of Whey. The video was reportedly directed by Jack Jensz Jr., who runs a group called Kingdom Realm Ministries. The original post seems to have been deleted.