March 2, 2019

ISLAMOPHOBIA ALL THE WAY DOWN:

Poster linking Rep. Ilhan Omar to 9/11 sparks outrage, injuries in W.Va. state Capitol (Eli Rosenberg March 1, 2-019, Washington Post)

Friday was a day meant to celebrate the Republican Party in the West Virginia Capitol. But a poster connecting a Muslim congresswoman to the 9/11 terrorist attacks led to heated emotions, caused the resignation of at least one staff member and left another reportedly injured when things got physical as the altercation spilled into the chamber of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

The poster, at a table in the Capitol's rotunda, featured an image of freshmen Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) underneath one of the New York's twin towers burning.

"'Never forget' -- You said," read text placed over the photo of the World Trade Center.

"I am the proof you have forgotten," read the caption over Omar's image.

Omar, one of the first two Muslim congresswoman ever elected, has been the target of Islamophobic smears since she took office this year.



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