Left’s Use of Islamophobia a Cynical Ploy to Shut Down Disagreement via The Daily Signal

Left’s Use of Islamophobia a Cynical Ploy to Shut Down Disagreement via The Daily Signal

Left’s Use of Islamophobia a Cynical Ploy to Shut Down Disagreement

“Islamophobia” was deployed as a shield to protect Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from criticism of her 9/11 comments. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/ Stringer/Getty Images)

 

“Some people did something.” That’s not how most people would describe a watershed event in which terrorists killed as many people as possible by turning planes into missiles. Yet this was how Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., referred to the 9/11 attacks at a Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiser last month.

In doing so, she prompted a response from President Donald Trump, who tweeted in all capital letters that “we will never forget” alongside a video showing images of the twin towers being hit and repeated clips of Omar’s ill-chosen words.

There were many substantive ways for Omar’s supporters to respond to this. They could have asked her to clarify her unwise comments while calling out Trump. But that’s not the route the left chose to take.

Instead, it went in a depressingly predictable direction: It deployed the Islamophobia card. “We are stronger than this president’s hatred and Islamophobia,” tweeted former Rep. Beto O’Rourke. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, tweeted, “It’s a false choice to suggest we can’t fight terrorism and reject Islamophobic hate.”

Read more at The Daily Signal

 

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