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Democrats say criticism of Muslim Congresswoman Omar’s despicable 9/11comment is ‘Islamaphobic’

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The communications director for Justice Democrats PAC accused Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the New York Post, of “inciting more fear and hatred” against Muslims after the paper criticized Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s description of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks as “some people did something.”

Omar called on Muslim Americans to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable” during a speech before the Council on American-Islamic Relations in late March. The Minnesota representative said during her speech that Muslim-Americans “lost access to our civil liberties” after the 9/11 attacks.

“Here’s your something — 2,977 people dead by terrorism,” the Post’s front page read Thursday with a picture of the Twin Towers on fire the day of the terrorist attack.

The Post’s front page is “disgusting and dangerous,” Justice Democrats communications director Waleed Shahid tweeted Thursday.

Shahid has worked as a campaign staffer for a number of progressive politicians, including Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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