Published: Wed, April 17, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

BAN Trump from Twitter and Facebook for ‘trafficking hate speech’ campaigners DEMAND

BAN Trump from Twitter and Facebook for ‘trafficking hate speech’ campaigners DEMAND

When asked if he supports her, Sanders said, "I support a Muslim member of Congress not to be attacked every single day in outrageous, racist remarks".

President Trump said he has no second thoughts about blasting Rep. Ilhan Omar for her controversial comments about the 9/11 terror attacks while on a swing through the Democratic lawmaker's home state of Minnesota.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democratic Party does not have a "taint" of anti-Semitism, adding that President Donald Trump is wrong to make such accusations.

Her statement followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Omar, and the speaker's call for Trump to take down the video. Ilhan Omar - one of the first two Muslim women members of Congress - made controversial comments this year about USA support for Israel, igniting an emotionally charged debate among Democrats that Republicans have framed as a growing wave of anti-Semitism.

US President Donald Trump continued to attack a Muslim congresswoman on Monday, even after she reported receiving an increase in death threats following previous messages targeting her.

"Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country's Commander in Chief", the 37-year-old Somali-American said in the statement. She wasn't minimizing the tragedy; she was suggesting that what some Muslims did threatened all Muslim Americans' civil liberties. This is endangering lives.

"I don't think it is the president who's putting her in danger".

In the days following Trump's tweet, many Democrats - including congressional leadership - accused the president of inciting violence against Omar.

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Democrats claimed the video does not provide context to Ms Omar's 20-minute speech to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) on 23 March.

Congresswoman Omar has become a lightning rod for criticism following her 2018 election.

The president on Friday retweeted a video that pulled "some people did something" from Omar's speech and included news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the Twin Towers. In doing so, and by refusing to pledge allegiance to Israel, she's faced vicious smears calling her antisemitic (including from Trump).

Trump made his comments on Monday to local television station KSTP during a trip to Minnesota for an event focused on taxes. Her political success made her the first of two Muslim women to obtain state seats in the midst of religious and racial tensions. "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 civil liberties".

Many people feel Trump's latest attack on Omar is dangerously Islamophobic.

Pelosi said she still hasn't spoken to Omar about her original comment.

The Minnesota congresswoman also alleged that Trump is encouraging right-wing extremist violence, a charge White House press secretary Sarah Sanders denied earlier Sunday.

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