Shocking poster linking Rep. Ilhan Omar to 9/11 sparks outrage in the West Virginia statehouse on the same day the sergeant at arms resigns for saying ‘all Muslims are terrorists’

Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Paul Martin

A poster displayed on Friday in the rotunda of the West Virginia capitol featured an image of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers juxtaposed with Rep. Omar
The captions read ‘”Never forget” – you said’ over the burning buildings and ‘I am the proof you have forgotten’ over the image of the Minnesota representative
Rep. Omar responded that it was ‘no wonder’ she was on a ‘hitlist of a domestic terrorist’ with the West Virginia GOP displaying such anti-Muslim rhetoric
Democrats in West Virginia became heated after the display went up and were further infuriated by a sergeant at arms who allegedly made bigoted remarks

2 March 2019

A anti-Muslim poster likening Rep. Ilhan Omar to a 9/11 terrorist sparked outrage on Friday after it was spotted on display in the West Virginia state capitol during a GOP event.

The poster depicts theTwin Towers on September 11 with the words ‘”Never forget” – you said…’ imposed over the image of the burning building.

Underneath is seen a photograph of Minnesota Democrat Omar with the words ‘I am the proof – you have forgotten’.

The inflammatory poster was displayed prominently in the rotunda at as part of a GOP event, according to West Virginia MetroNews.

On the same day, the sergeant at arms resigned after being accused of saying ‘all Muslims are terrorists’ when challenged about the display.

Pamphlets accompanying the display read ‘The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest’ and ‘Readin’, Writin’ and Jihadin.’

A woman who had a sign identifying with ‘ACT for America,’ a Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group, set up the table, but in a video exchange would not discuss the contents of her table with Democrats.

‘No wonder why I am on the “Hitlist” of a domestic terrorist and “Assassinate Ilhan Omar” is written on my local gas stations,’ Rep. Omar tweeted earlier about graffiti threatening her life. ‘Look no further, the GOP’s anti-Muslim display likening me to a terrorist rocks in state capitols and no one is condemning them!’

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in a statement, also demanded the state and national Republican Party condemn the anti-Muslim display.

‘We call on Governor Justice and GOP leaders in West Virginia and nationwide to condemn and repudiate this disgusting display of bigotry and Islamophobia,’ said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.

The bigoted language elicited a strong reaction from West Virginia Democrats leading to an injured doorkeeper and the resignation of the sergeant at arms.

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