Man takes swipe at 'Squad' during 9/11 ceremony

Elias Hubbard
September 11, 2019

The New Jersey resident, who lost his mother Frances in the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks, ripped the Minnesota Congresswoman on Wednesday during a reading of victims' names at Ground Zero after Omar's infamous remarks earlier in the year in which she described the most horrific attack to ever occur on the American homeland simply as "some people did something". "Today I am here to respond do you, exactly who did what to whom". "There's no uncertainty about that".

"On that day, 19 Islamic terrorists, members of Al Qaeda, killed over 3,000 people and caused billions in dollars of economic damage".

His criticism lasted for almost a minute and a half, and drew a smattering of applause.

"Show respect and honoring them, please. American patriotism in your position demands it".

Right-wing media outlets have vilified her for her outspoken criticism of Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies and of the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians.

"Mom, we always miss you and love you very much", he said, before slamming Omar.

"They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they're afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power", Tlaib said.

While the comments received widespread condemnation, Omar's fellow "Squad" members Reps.

Haros then turned his sights on Omar and her inflammatory remarks.

People who were too young on 9-11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on USA soil.

CAIR was founded in the 1990s, and Omar's office later said she misspoke, meaning that the organization's reach grew after the attacks.

"People say, 'Why do you stand here, year after year?'" Chundera Epps, a sister of September 11 victim Christopher Epps, said at last year's ceremony at the World Trade Centre. Relatives of victims, police officers, firefighters and city leaders gathered at the National September 11 Memorial to mark the 18th anniversary of the deadliest single attack on United States soil.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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