A son of a 9/11 victim used his platform on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks to close the progressive Muslim-American Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for rejecting the tragedy because & # 39; some people did something & # 39; earlier this year.
Nicholas Haros Jr., who spoke at Ground Zero and wore a t-shirt with Omar's quote printed on it, wanted to know where her & # 39; confusion & # 39; came from.
& # 39; Some people have done something, said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota to support and justify the creation of CAIR, & # 39; said Haros. & # 39; Today I am here to respond to you, exactly who did what with whom. Madam, objectively we know who and what has been done, there is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? & # 39;
He went on to explain the horrific event nearly two decades ago, when 19 Muslim terrorists had a plan to hijack planes and fly them to buildings in New York City and Washington D.C.
& # 39; Is that clear? & # 39; he asked after sketching the events that led to the loss of nearly 3,000 American lives.
& # 39; I remember everything. I remember them all and pray today before them, & said Haros, who lost his 76-year-old mother during the attacks.
Ceremonial ceremony: Nicholas Haros spoke at the New York commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks claiming his mother's life
Purpose: Ilhan Omar was selected by Haros because, he said, she described 9/11 as & # 39; some people did something & # 39 ;.
& # 39; But about who, & # 39; Haros continued, & # 39; I was attacked, your relatives and friends were attacked, our constitutional liberties were attacked, and the nation of our country on Jewish-Christian principles was attacked. & # 39;
& # 39; That's what some people did, & # 39; he scolded. & # 39; Do you have that now? & # 39;
Haros also called the rest of the so-called & # 39; team & # 39; from, including the congress women of Minnesota and co-progressive freshman representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
& # 39; We are here today, congresswoman, to tell you and the team who did what to whom. Please show respect, & he said. & # 39; American patriotism in your position requires it. & # 39;
Haros & # 39; mother Frances Frances Haros, 76, was a receptionist at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, a stockbroker and investment bank, on the 89th floor of the South Tower.
She had gone to work from her home on Staten Island every day and refused to retire, despite her family's wishes.
His criticism lasted for almost a minute and a half and attracted applause.
Haros, 66, is a Roman Catholic from Ocean County, New Jersey, who evangelizes online through a group he founded, called Facebook Apostles.
Omar fled from her native Somalia as a child before her family found asylum in the United States in the 1990s. She was elected from Minnesota last November as a democrat at the US House of Representatives.
Right-wing critics have insulted her for her outspoken criticism of Trump & # 39; s anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies and the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians.
She was banned by Israel to go there on a congress delegation, with vocal support for Trump's move.
The president has accused Omar of loving and supporting Al Qaeda, questioning her patriotism and telling her to go back & # 39; to Somalia.
Lost: Frances Haros was a receptionist at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, a stockbroker and investment bank, on the 89th floor of the South Tower. She did not want to retire and commuted every day from her home on Staten Island
The insults have led to an increase in death threats against Omar, her office said. Omar has openly condemned Al Qaeda and its subsidiaries and their members & # 39; terrorists & # 39; called.
Omar has come under fire for comments she made earlier this year about the increased bias and state supervision that Muslims in the United States are facing after the 2001 attacks.
She said that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an Islamic civil rights group, was established after the attacks & … because they acknowledged that some people were doing something and that we were all starting to lose access to our civil liberties & # 39 ;.
CAIR was established in the 1990s and Omar's office later said she had made a mistake, meaning that the reach of the organization grew after the attacks.
Removed from context, the expression is & # 39; some people have done something & # 39; used by Omar & # 39; s opponents, including Trump, to suggest that she reduces the attack.
At Monday's ceremony, Haros wore a T-shirt with the text & # 39; SOMMENSEN SOMETHING? & # 39; and a baseball cap that advertises his group, Facebook apostles.
Asked for comment, Omar & # 39; s office shared its statement earlier in the day: & # 39; September 11 was an attack on all of us, & # 39; said her statement. & # 39; We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the biggest terrorist attack on American soil. & # 39;
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