We need to be careful when we write anything about Ilhan Omar because the freshman congresswoman and queen of drama might consider it “dangerous incitement,” even if it only involves quoting her own words.

She’s already been corrected on what she calls President Trump’s Muslim ban, which had absolutely no effect on the majority of the world’s Muslims, and now Dan McLaughlin is pointing out some more revisionist history with her take on the founding of CAIR.

That had caught our ear too, and sure enough, it took less than 5 seconds on Google to disprove it.

Mark Moore reports:

In a speech last month at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar urged Muslim Americans to “make people uncomfortable” with their activism and brought up the al Qaeda attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

“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,” said Omar, one of two Muslim women serving in Congress.

Looks like she was still morally right, even though she was factually wrong. Wikipedia even says CAIR was founded “partly in response to the film True Lies, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which Arab and Muslim groups condemned for its stereotyping of Arab and Muslim villains” — you know, some people did something and Muslims were offended.

Maybe it’s like when Hillary Clinton or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speak in front of a black audience — things change.

Stop inciting violence against her.

We’re actually less concerned with when CAIR was founded than we are with why Linda Sarsour’s CAIR-affiliated aides were so intent on physically blocking a journalist from entering Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s office. Is that part of CAIR’s job too?

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