Ilhan Omar’s Tweet About Singing Christians Causes a Stir
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) faced criticism for a tweet she posted in response to a viral video showing Christian missionaries singing worship songs on a flight.
“I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane,” Omar wrote. “How do you think it will end?”
Omar’s tweet was quickly meant with fervent responses from critics.
“I think you should shut up and stop being a bigot,” attorney Kurt Schlichter wrote on Twitter.
“Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?” Georgia House candidate Vernon Jones (R) tweeted. “If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia, Sudan, or wherever you’re from.”
But the Minnesota lawmaker was evidently unbothered by the criticism, as she later tweeted that “the original snowflakes had a complete and glorious meltdown.”