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Ilhan Omar Threatened With Death on Twitter, Instagram After Right Seizes on 9/11 Comments

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Death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar are surging online after conservatives criticized the Muslim congresswoman for comments they claimed downplayed the 9/11 terror attacks.

Omar, one first two Muslim women elected to Congress, has been a favorite target of the right since her inauguration this year.

This week Fox News and Republicans circulated an out-of-context clip of Omar discussing anti-Muslim sentiment after 9/11 in a speech to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil-rights group. “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar says in the clip.

Read more at The Daily Beast.