Ilhan Omar has released a video describing the ‘complete horror’ of 9/11 after a victim’s son wore a ‘some people did something’ t-shirt to the memorial.
The Minnesota Democrat shared a near-minute-long clip of her experiences before being critiqued during the remembrance service in New York, for nearly 3,000 people who died and thousands who were injured in 2001.
She described the event as ‘life-changing, life-altering for all of us’ and added it was the ‘most horrific terrorist attacks we have lived through.’
Omar went onto explain how she was sent home from college after the incident and watched the scenes unfold feeling ‘like the world was ending.’
Her post came shortly before Nicholas Haros Jr., whose mother Frances died on 9/11, called out Omar, stating: ‘Today I am here to tell you exactly who did what to whom.’
Ilan Omar shared a video explaining her experiences of 9/11, describing the events as ‘complete horror’ and like the ‘world was ending’
Nicholas Haros Jr. (left) directly called out Omar during a remembrance ceremony at the memorial pools in New York, criticizing her for downplaying the terrorist attack
Omar is claimed to have described the incident as ‘some people did something’ in April, which she denied and has said was about the New Zealand attack
The man was wearing a top bearing the words, ‘Some people did something?’ referring to comments the House Representative made in April, which she claimed were taken out of context.
Repeating the slogan on his t-shirt, Haros Jr. fumed: ‘We know objectively, there is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion?
‘Our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked. That’s what some people did! Got that now?’
Signing off he verbally criticized Omar and the three other progressive women in the Democratic party known as the Squad – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.
‘Show some respect in honoring them, please. American patriotism and your position demand it,’ Haros Jr. said.
Omar was 17-years-old when she became a U.S. citizen in 2000, following her family’s migration from Somalia to America in 1992.
The following year when the terrorist attacks happened she recalled ‘rushing home’ after being dismissed from college.
Omar claimed to remember ‘seeing my father in complete horror as he sat in front of that TV. And I remember just feeling, like the world was ending.’
‘My feeling around it is one of complete horror. None of us are ever going to forget that day and the trauma that we will always have to live with.’
Omar (left) was called out by Haros Jr. who demanded that she show ‘respect in honoring’ the fallen. He is the son of Frances Haros (right) who died during the terror attacks
Haros Jr. (left) spoke at the 18th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the memorial and museum in New York, where nearly 3,000 died and thousands more were injured on the day
Omar tweeted a video to share her experiences of the attack when she was 18-years-old
Omar was critiqued before for the comments referenced by Haros Jr., which she said was related to the New Zealand terror attacks, where a white nationalist killed 50 people.
At the time, she reported receiving death threats following the publicized statement, which she called ‘dangerous incitement’ in a tweet.
‘My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans!’ she posted at the time.
Omar was supported by fellow members of the Squad including New York’s Ocasio-Cortez who praised her as a ‘cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.’
‘She‘s done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders – yet are happy to weaponize her faith,’ Ocasio-Cortez added.
Alexandra Hamatie (above), whose cousin Robert Horohoe was killed on September 11, pauses at the National September 11 Memorial during a morning commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks 18 years after the day on September 11, 2019
People visited the National September 11 Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
On Wednesday, Michigan representative Tlaib who is the only other Muslim congresswoman also shared her experiences from the day.
At the time, she was working at a nonprofit Arab American Human services organization called Access, while in law school.
She wrote: ‘I rushed in and saw faces of shock facing the television. Then we saw a plane hit the second tower and the room erupted in tears and heartbreak. Our country was being attacked.
‘Still our communities came together to mourn, to stand in solidarity with fellow Americans across the country, and to reject hate and the terror that comes from it.’
Ocasio-Cortez, who was 11 at the time, shared house speaker Nancy Pelosi’s video of the silence held by members of congress in honor of those who died.
Presley of Massachusetts had not posted on her Twitter or Website as of the time of reporting.
Rashida Tlaib (left) and Omar (right) are the only two Muslim members of congress, they both shared their experiences from 9/11
Tlaib released a statement to explain where the ‘heartbreak’ she felt on the day of the attacks
Members of Congress came together in front of the U.S. Capitol to mark a moment of silence (above), eighteen years after the September 11 attacks, in a post shared by Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi