A man from New Jersey who lost his mother in the 9/11 terror incident, called out Rep. Ilhan Omar for downplaying the horrific incident. Omar referred to it with the words “Some people did something.”
Nicholas Haros Jr. spoke today at “ground zero,” the site of the 2001 terror attack where about 3,000 people died.
“Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom,” said Haros Jr., “Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion?”
“‘Some people did something’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota…Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 11, 2019
He continued speaking, apparently directed at Omar: “On that day 19 Islamic terrorists, members of Al Qaeda, killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear?”
“But as to whom? I was attacked. Your relatives and friends were attacked,” Haros Jr. said, “Our constitutional freedoms were attacked, and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles was attacked.”
“That’s what some people did,” Haros Jr. concluded. “Got that now? We are here today congresswoman to tell you and the Squad just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring them, please,” Haros continued.
Omar made the heavily criticized comments at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations event earlier this year.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” said Omar.
CAIR describes itself as a “nonprofit, grass-roots membership organization … established to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,” but allegedly has ties to extremist Islamic groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The United Arab Emirates designated CAIR, a terrorist organization in 2014.
CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator involved with funding the Palestinian terrorist organization, Hamas. That information was revealed in the case against Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, in 2007.
Omar wrote about the terror attacks around the same time that Haros Jr. made his protests directed at her.
“September 11th was an attack on all of us. We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the largest terror attack on U.S. soil,” she wrote, “I will continue to fight to make sure we care for the first responders and families who lost loved ones.”
September 11th was an attack on all of us.
We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the largest terror attack on U.S. soil.
I will continue to fight to make sure we care for the first responders and families who lost loved ones. #NeverForget
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 11, 2019
Epoch Times reporter Janita Kan contributed to this report.