After citing the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Greg Murphy, a representative of the Republican Party of North Carolina, was strongly opposed. He previously responded to Democratic representative Ilhan Omar on Twitter ( Ilhan Omar) in tribute to the attack on Congress. United States Capitol.
Omar, who is a Muslim and represents Minnesota, is facing Islamophobic and racist attacks as usual, because she became one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018 and remembering baseless conspiracy theories It is widely circulated in right-wing circles that she mistakenly connected to the Islamic terrorist organization and implied that she had some connection with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“He was heartbroken to protect another member of Congress and was killed while protecting the Capitol. My thoughts and prayers were passed on to the officer’s family and the entire Congress police force. If the attacker used AR-15 instead of a knife, The death toll will be even worse. After the attack, Omar tweeted on Friday.
On Saturday, Murphy responded to her post, writing: “If Ilhan had also flown the plane into the building, the situation would have been worse.” Although this tweet has been deleted, the local media in North Carolina Screenshots were posted on Sunday.
Senator Jeff Jackson of North Carolina, a Democrat, criticized Murphy’s position.
“You just called a Muslim congressman to attack on September 11. When you were in the state legislature, I knew something about you. This is under you. No matter how strongly you oppose her policy, you should @RepGregMurphy Representing our country is better than this.” Jackson wrote.
The US-Islamic Relations Committee also called on Murphy to comment. The civil rights organization wrote on Twitter: “CAIR #Islamophobia watch: #NorthCarolina representative. #GregMurphy was criticized after tagging the Muslim congresswoman @Ilhan Omar. The news has now been quoted, citing September 11 Terrorist attack.”
Twitter user Hassan Baami wrote: “When Islamophobia, we got Congressman Greg Murphy!”
Twitter user Craig Harrington wrote: “Every time the GOP hits the bottom, they will dig another hole.” He shared a screenshot of Murphy’s response to Omar.
Weekly newspaper A helping hand was reached to Omar and Murphy’s media representatives, but no response was received immediately.
Omar was born in Somalia and came to the United States as an asylum seeker in 1995. She became a US citizen in 2000 at the age of 17. In July 2019, former President Donald Trump targeted Omar and three other progressive Democratic congressmen to show color in racist tweets, suggesting that they should “go back” to their own country.
The other three congresswomen are Ayana Presley from Massachusetts, Alexander Ocasio-Cortez from New York, and Rashida Treb from Michigan. The House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats of the United States consists of four Republicans and one independent conservative, who voted to condemn it. After that attack, Trump’s remarks were racist.
Murphy previously posted a racist tweet targeting Vice President Kamala Harris before the November election. The Republican congressman wrote in that article: “@KamalaHarris is a walking disaster… She was chosen only because of her skin color and race… This is how we choose American leaders now? QT @Mike_Pence.” He later also deleted the post.