Politifact has the article Donald Trump twists Ilhan Omar’s comments about al-Qaida.
Omar criticized Al-Shabab for terrorizing communities, but she questioned why Somalis are expected to condemn an attack that they were not a part of.
Further on in the article was this item.
At one point in her remarks, Omar said that “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” according to the YouTube video of the event.
I do remember that whenever these remarks by Ilhan Omar are discussed, that they are being totally misunderstood. I have a harder time remembering exactly what she said, and how twisted are the interpretations. For that reason I am posting this on my blog so that I can easily look it up.
One of the main reasons why I write this blog is so that I will have reference material with which to rebut the comments that I know are going to arise over and over again in the future.