On September 11th, 2011, two government facilities were attacked by Islamic terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens. This caused major uproar among politicians and citizens alike. Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was under fire for her failure to properly handle warning signs in the days before the attack. Weeks after the event, Americans were still talking about the tragedy, grieving, and arguing about who was at fault.
Two weeks later, while America was still recouping from the attack, U.S. citizen Ilhan Omar tweeted out “Allahu Akbar 🙂 #LifeisGood.” This phrase means “God is greatest” in Arabic and is very commonly shouted by Islamic terrorists as they kill non-Muslims. On it’s own it might seem inappropriate timing for the tweet, but perhaps innocent enough. After all, Ilhan Omar is a Muslim and it wouldn’t stretch the imagination too much to think she was simply acknowledging that her god makes life good. However, the real problem begins when one places this eight year old tweet alongside the comments she has made more recently, which I discuss here. As well as Rep. Omar’s refusal to denounce female genital mutilation, terrorist recruitment within her district, Al-Qaeda, and Hamas.
Perhaps this tweet wasn’t in relation to the Benhazi attacks at all. Then again, this old tweet could very well be another piece of evidence that Rep. Ilhan Omar does not truly have the best interests of Minnesotans, let alone Americans, at heart.