Congresswoman Ilhan Omar faced hundreds of protesters Saturday outside a Southern California fundraising event for the local chapter of a major advocacy group representing Muslim-Americans.
“Burn the Quran!,” “Ilhan Omar, go to hell!” and “Shame on you, terrorists!” were among some of the messages shouted outside a Woodland Hills hotel where the Minnesota Democrat spoke at a fundraiser for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles, according to a report.
The town is about 25 miles northwest of downtown L.A.
Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, also has been criticized for a tweet in which she attempted to explain why some politicians defend Israel: “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted several months ago, referring to $100 bills. Some, including members of her party, were offended by her tweets and argued she had played into stereotypes about Jews, money and political power.
Hundreds outside the Woodland Hills Hilton right now protesting Rep. Ilhan Omar’s appearance at a CAIR fundraiser tonight. Crowd’s going wild for a bride walking out of the hotel pic.twitter.com/bJgOsdrrLE
— Ariella Plachta (@AriPlachta) March 23, 2019
You take refuge in OUR United States from a hostile country. USA gives you shelter, education, hope & pays your way. You demean the place & citizens that helped you, insult other faiths but it is your faith that let you down.Take your hate back to your country, no room for it in USA.
If America gives its hands to help you and take you in! Please love and help America and make it greater… if you didn’t not agree with American values then get out… back to where you were or to where your parents come from!.