This Thursday, The New York Post’s front cover gave a blunt response to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s characterization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people” who “did something.”
The headline written in large white font reads, “Here’s Your Something,” backed-up with an image of the World Trade Center being hit by a plane in the background.
Omar delivered a speech back in March 23, that surfacing on social media this week, where she used non-specific terms to describe the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: “Some people did something,” at a Council for Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser event.
Rep. Omar seemed like she was trying to make the case to a majority-Muslim audience that the 9/11 attacks didn’t warrant restricted “access” to the “civil liberties” of Muslims.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognize that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar said in her speech.
In their Thursday, April 11 cover, The New York Post was making a clear gesture against Rep. Omar’s remarks with a subtitle reading “2,977 people dead by terrorism”.
On Wednesday, The New York Post’s Editorial Board published an article titled: “Ilhan Omar’s outrageous write-off of 9/11’s horrors,” that is deeply critical of the congresswoman and her recent comments.
“Some people did something? Wow. What a way to describe the heinous surprise attack on America that claimed 3,000 lives,” the article continued.
It said that, “Omar’s cavalier brushing off of the murder of thousands of innocents on 9/11 should shock all Americans, Muslims included.”