Tell the Democratic Party to Stand With Rep. Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump has release a video falsely connecting Representative Ilhan Omar to 9/11 and dangerously inciting hatred--that could easily turn to violence--against her.

Rep. Omar is a visionary and inspiring leader. She is a champion of democracy who demands an end endless wars, white supremacy--including within in the Trump administration. She stands up for the human rights of immigrants and asylum-seekers and advocates for Palestinians, Yemenis and others. She supports congressional action to stop the Trump administration’s Muslim ban that discriminates against people living in Muslim countries like her birthplace, Somalia. She has spoken out bravely in congressional hearings, press conferences, public gatherings and over social media.

It is precisely because of her extraordinary leadership and bravery in speaking truth to power, as well as her identity as the first Black, refugee and visibly Muslim woman in Congress, that she is a target of constant attacks from Donald Trump, right-wing media and extremists, Republican leaders, and even, at times, Democratic colleagues.

Given the ominous death threats she has been receiving, we call on Democratic party leaders--including those who introduced the March 2019 House resolution intended to condemn Rep. Omar for “antisemitism”--to speak out against these vile attacks and stand with Rep. Omar and against Islamophobia.

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Dear Democrats in Congress,

Rep. Ilhan Omar represents everything President Trump and white nationalists want Americans to fear and hate: black, female, immigrant, visibly Muslim. The President's incitement against Rep. Omar--tweets and a video falsely accusing her and the larger American Muslim community of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks--is reprehensible and puts Omar’s life in danger. Rep. Omar was already experiencing credible death threats, and now Trump is stoking this hatred. If harm comes to Rep. Omar, her family, or members of the American Muslim community, Trump will be responsible. If you, as leaders of the Democratic party, don't speak out, you, too, will be responsible.

Speaker Pelosi said on twitter: “The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence.  The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.”

Please follow Speaker Pelosi's lead. Make a statement and/or introduce a congressional resolution condemning President Trump's use of painful images from 9/11 to attack and incite violence against a sitting member of congress.

I stand with Ilhan Omar. Will you?

 

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  • Gareth Roberts
    signed 2019-04-17 08:07:13 -0400
  • Carol Buttet
    signed 2019-04-17 04:29:54 -0400
  • Rosie Jones
    signed 2019-04-17 01:18:42 -0400
  • Paul Sheppard
    signed 2019-04-16 22:59:43 -0400
    Paul Sheppard
  • vicky browne
    signed 2019-04-16 21:22:33 -0400
  • Nancy Jakubiak
    signed 2019-04-16 18:44:30 -0400
  • Elizabeth Dawson
    signed 2019-04-16 16:41:40 -0400
  • Anna Coccia
    signed 2019-04-16 14:19:50 -0400
  • Sami Elkhayri
    signed 2019-04-16 14:11:27 -0400
  • Anand Kumria
    signed 2019-04-16 12:58:35 -0400
  • Ruhila Begum
    signed 2019-04-16 11:56:30 -0400
  • Neveen Acero
    signed 2019-04-16 11:28:59 -0400
  • Ben Coulter
    @BenCoulter7 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-16 09:13:21 -0400
    Rep. @IlhanMN represents everything white nationalists want America to fear & hate: black, female, immigrant, visibly MuslimTrump's attack on Omar is disgusting & dangerous--@TheDemocrats must act #IStandWithIlhanArtwork by @AimaNiqabae https://www.codepink.org/protectilhanomar?recruiter_id=817888
  • Ben Coulter
    signed 2019-04-16 09:13:02 -0400
  • Ihsa Seikaly
    signed 2019-04-16 09:03:41 -0400
  • Teresa Grover
    signed 2019-04-16 08:43:07 -0400
    A real President would NEVER promote violence against anyone irrespective if creed, colour or race.

    His vile, hate comments promote violence from racists in the US.

    He needs to read all the information about the twin tower bombings & Americans need to realise it wasn’t a clear cut criminal, it has shown some worrying conclusions!

    He behaviour is NOT THAT OF AN INTELLIGENT PRESIDENT!
  • Ali X
    signed 2019-04-16 08:31:39 -0400
  • Jonathan Booth
    signed 2019-04-16 06:23:21 -0400
  • Mark Gibson
    signed 2019-04-16 06:19:56 -0400
  • jamie ryan
    signed 2019-04-16 06:18:32 -0400
  • Catherine Baillie
    signed 2019-04-16 06:03:16 -0400
    Catherine Baillie
  • Jennifer Birkett
    signed via 2019-04-16 05:15:29 -0400
    Jennifer Birkett
  • Stewart Faulkner
    signed 2019-04-16 05:03:05 -0400
  • Eileen Procter
    signed 2019-04-16 04:50:19 -0400
  • Stan Smith
    signed 2019-04-16 04:38:03 -0400
  • Edward Leonard
    signed 2019-04-16 04:12:54 -0400
  • Darryl Israel
    signed 2019-04-16 03:33:42 -0400
    As the supposed ‘Leader of the Free World’, what ever that means, Donald Trump sets a VERY poor example! His Tweet of Rep. Ilhan Omar was blatantly racist and without question an incitement to violence, not only to her personally but to all other Muslims. To my mind it’s also a concerted effort to have Ilhan humiliated and possibly for her to be rejected from Congress, also to intimidate other Muslims from running for office. A truly racist agenda… very UNDEMOCRATIC and scary.
  • Kenneth Tomkins
    signed 2019-04-16 03:23:13 -0400
    This attack on Ilhan Omar is disgusting & dangerous. Political discourse should be based on facts, not promoting disinformation & convincing the most extreme & gullable members of the public that an innocent person was responsible for a terrorist atrocity. The lack of respect for the victims of terrorism in this cynical ploy is dreadful.
  • Geert van der Plas
    signed 2019-04-16 03:21:29 -0400
  • Paul Rowan
    signed 2019-04-16 00:50:55 -0400
    With Trump’s background, it’s not suprising that he’s a racist crook and halfwit. His grandfather ran whorehouses and his father was a racist crooked slumlord.
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