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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 05:26 PM

Rep. Omar decries hate after death threat in which writer vowed to shoot her at Minnesota State Fair

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Wednesday denounced hate and publicized an anonymous death threat that she received in which the writer claimed that “a very capable person with a very big ‘Gun’” would shoot her at the Minnesota State Fair.

The freshman lawmaker called attention to the threat hours after Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore urged her to “go back to Somalia.” The Alabama Republican Party has called for her expulsion from the House.

“I hate that we live in a world where you have to be protected from fellow humans. I hated it as a child living through war and I hate it now,” Omar said in a tweet. “But until deranged people like this stop threatening my life and the lives of others, I have to accept the reality of having security.”

The congresswoman was responding to a photo taken by a Pacific Standard columnist that showed her speaking at a podium at an event in Minnesota with a bodyguard standing directly behind her.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rep-ilhan-omar-decries-hate-after-death-threat-in-which-writer-vowed-to-shoot-her-at-minnesota-state-fair/2019/08/28/cf10239a-c9d5-11e9-a1fe-ca46e8d573c0_story.html

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Zorro Aug 2019 OP
ck4829 Aug 2019 #1
Arkansas Granny Aug 2019 #2
gratuitous Aug 2019 #3
smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #5
Beringia Aug 2019 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 05:28 PM

1. "Child living through war", meanwhile the only war her haters have been in is the 'War on Christmas'

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 05:32 PM

2. We've all seen the polarization that has infected our political discourse over the last

several years, but it has reached an alarming ugliness of late. This level of hate is going to get someone killed.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 05:57 PM

3. Yes, someone else is going to get killed. Again.

And the usual suspects will cluck their tongues, offer some meaningless, crapulous sentiment (thoughts and prayers) and move on to the next victim.

Meanwhile, in addition to having her life threatened, Rep. Omar is getting shit for having a bodyguard. These blood-gargling psychopaths can't stop, won't stop.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 06:17 PM

5. It's so distressing.

The hatred coming from those in the Trump camp is so poisonous and insidious. I fear there is no way to dial this down and it will eventually erupt in Civil War or some kind of organized violence against innocent civilians.

At the very least there will be more mass shootings and more murders. Trump just continues to stir the pot and make things worse on a daily basis. I actually think he enjoys seeing people want to destroy each other in his name.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 06:14 PM

4. She is so amazing how she handles these crises

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