The New York Post’s front cover Thursday gave a blunt response to Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s characterization of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as “some people” who “did something.”
The headline in large white font reads, “Here’s Your Something,” coupled with an image of the World Trade Center being hit by a plane in the background.
Omar delivered a speech March 23—surfacing on Twitter just this week—at a Council for Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser event, where she used non-specific terms to describe the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “Some people did something.” She seemed to be trying to make the case to a majority-Muslim audience that the attacks didn’t warrant restricted “access” to the “civil liberties” of Muslims.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognize that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar said in her speech.
The New York Post was making a clear gesture against Omar’s comment in their Thursday, April 11 cover, with a subtitle reading “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”
The New York Post’s cover for Thursday calls out Ilhan Omar for trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something” pic.twitter.com/xToghXSGw5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 11, 2019
The New York Post Editorial Board published an article, Wednesday, titled, “Ilhan Omar’s outrageous writeoff of 9/11’s horrors,” that is deeply critical of the congresswoman and her fairly recent remarks.
“Some people did something? Wow. What a way to describe the heinous surprise attack on America that claimed 3,000 lives,” the article reads.
It continues, “Omar’s cavalier brushing off of the murder of thousands of innocents on 9/11 should shock all Americans, Muslims included.”