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Buried in Ilhan Omar's New Book: I'm Gonna 'Burn Down Everything' with 'Fuel of My Religion'

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is no stranger to controversy. 

But in a section of her new book, she seems proud of the things that she does and says.

In her new autobiography, “This Is What America Looks Like,” Omar writes:

“I am, by nature, a starter of fires. My work has been to figure out where I’m going to burn down everything around me by adding the fuel of my religion, skin color, gender or even tone.”

While speaking with the New York Times, Omar was asked: "Couldn’t that kind of language be interpreted as a form of demagoguery? Why is it helpful to express yourself in those terms rather than, say, in terms of building things up?"

Omar's response was very telling.

"It’s metaphorical. There are many times when people will say, 'Something you said has agitated this space.' And it’s like, no, it’s me just showing up that did it," Omar began.

"There are times when I will choose to not show up, because I know that my presence brings about intensity that isn’t going to be helpful," she said.

She added: "There’s no one else that exists in a space where they have to deal with the hate of anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-Blackness, but also with sexism."

"People will say it’s my 'tone.' I’m like, you’re agitated by my tone because you think people like me should be sitting in a corner, not heard and not seen. Everything that comes out of my mouth is going to be filtered through the lens of you despising my existence," she added.

"That’s the metaphorical adding-of-fire. That was a thing in the primary campaign," Omar said.

Omar has come under fire countless times in recent months for making abhorrent comments about the U.S. and Americans.

The Minnesota Democrat said it is “un-American” for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to capture and detain illegal aliens.

Prior to that, Omar smeared conservative people of faith and insulted pro-life Americans during an off-the-rails speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

During an interview before that on the Nation’s “Next Left” podcast, Omar insulted Trump voters and called them “ignorant.”

While speaking on Capitol Hill late back in May, Omar declared that “This is not going to be the country of white people.”

Before that, she was swiftly condemned for describing the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks as “some people did something.”

Author: Martywalsh


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