Omar says she’s getting death threats over comparison of US and Israel to Hamas and Taliban

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Wednesday said she has received death threats over recent comments she made comparing the actions of the U.S. and Israeli militaries to Hamas and the Taliban, blaming news coverage and GOP lawmakers for encouraging the calls for violence.

Omar shared audio of a message she said her office had received, tweeting, “Every time I speak out on human rights I am inundated with death threats.”

The message includes, “They destroy heritage, they destroy history. Just like Ms. Ilhan Omar.”

“Because Muslims are terrorists,” the message continued. “And she is a raghead n—–. And every anti-American communist piece of shit that works for her, I hope you f—— get what’s coming for you.”

Omar in a follow-up tweet argued that message was “incited directly by articles like this and far right politicians like this,” attaching screenshots of a Fox News article referencing recent comments Omar made comparing the “unthinkable atrocities” of the U.S. and Israel with actions by Hamas and the Taliban.

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