Remembering 9/11: Man Who Lost Mother in Attack Called Out Omar, Squad for ‘Some People Did Something’ Remark, Their Attacks on American Principles

  • On the somber 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, some mourners took the time to not only remember their loved ones and the thousands of lives lost that day but also stepped into political waters with one man calling out progressive lawmakers.
  • Nicholas Haros Jr., a man from New Jersey, made a bold political move by attacking progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar.
  • Haros lost his mother, Francis Haros, in the World Trade Center attack, and appeared on stage in a T-shirt with the words, “Some people did something,” which has become a rallying cry that “Republicans have used against Omar.”
  • Conservatives have repeatedly insisted that “Omar, who is Muslim American, was trivializing the 9/11 attacks in using those words earlier this year.”
  • Haros said: “Today I am here to respond to you, exactly who did what to whom. We know who and what was done, there’s no uncertainty about that.” There was a smattering of applause from the crowd.
  • Haros also brought up “three other Democratic members of Congress known as “the squad” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, all women of color — into his attack.”
  • Haros added: “Our constitutional freedoms were attacked and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked. That’s what some people did — got that now? We are here today, Congresswoman, to tell you and ‘the squad’ just who did what to whom.”
  • At a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event in March, Omar said: “Here’s the truth. For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”
  • Omar continued: “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.”
  • On Wednesday, in honor of 9/11, Omar tweeted: “September 11th was an attack on all of us. We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the largest terror attack on U.S. soil. I will continue to fight to make sure we care for the first responders and families who lost loved ones. #NeverForget”
  • Neither Omar nor her camp responded to the comments made by Haros.

Reference Links

  • NBC: Mourners use reading of 9/11 victims’ names to criticize Rep. Omar and decry gun violence READ
  • Townhall: Ilhan Omar Uses 9/11 To Walk Back Her Previous ‘Some People Did Something’ Comments READ
  • The Hill: Family member of 9/11 victim calls out Omar, ‘Squad’ at memorial ceremony READ
  • Washington Examiner: Son of 9/11 victim slams Ilhan Omar at NYC remembrance event: ‘Show respect in honoring them’ READ

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