Omar Tells Al Jazeera White Men Most Dangerous Terrorists
In a resurfaced interview on Al Jazeera from 2018, freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar dismissed concerns about the “quote-unquote legitimate fears” some people have of “jihadist terrorism” by saying Americans should be “more fearful of white men” instead.
The Al Jazeera host said some Americans feel justified in fearing Islam for their safety, before listing a number of Islamic terror attacks. Omar rejected this: “I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country,” she alleged, conveniently omitting the 3,000 killed by Muslim terrorists in the 9/11 attacks as well as innumerable Islamic terror plots disrupted by law enforcement.
“And so if fear was the driving force of policies to keep America safe — Americans safe inside of this country — we should be profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men,” she continued.