Ilhan Omar accuses her Democratic colleagues of joining the Republican Party in inciting Islamophobia against her.

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Ilhan Omar accuses her Democratic colleagues of joining the Republican Party in inciting Islamophobia against her.

Rep. Ilhan Omar is retaliating against Democratic colleagues who chastised her for equating the United States to Hamas militants, accusing them of helping Republicans in inciting Islamophobia against her.

“As is typical of the far right, Rep. Omar is being targeted over a technical inquiry regarding an ongoing investigation. According to Jeremy Slevin, a representative for Omar’s office, “this has already resulted in an uptick in death threats against her and our staff.”

“Now, some of her own Democratic colleagues are fanning the flames of Islamophobia against her, accusing her of providing ‘cover to terrorist organisations’ just by overseeing a criminal investigation,” he continued.

Slevin also backed Omar’s past comments, saying it is her job to “raise questions of the Administration and fight to ensure the public realizes our government should not refuse any person seeking justice.”

This is a developing story, and more information will be added as it becomes available.

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