After first blasting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her controversial remarks surrounding the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a son of one of the victim’s of the attack is offering a message of forgiveness.
Nicholas Haros, Jr., delivered a strong message on the 18th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack that killed nearly 3,000 people.
During a ceremony in New York City at Ground Zero, Haros took a swing at Omar for her referencing the September 11 attacks as “some people did something” during her speech at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event in March.
“Today I am here to respond to you, exactly who did what to whom,” Haros said, adding, “Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done, there is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? On that day 19 Islamic terrorist members of al Qaeda killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear?”
Omar responded to the criticism during Sunday’s interview on CBS’ “Face The Nation”:
“I mean so, 9/11 was an attack on all Americans. It was an attack on all of us. And I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the- the families of 9/11 must feel. But I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting, right, the aftermath of what happened after 9/11. Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them. And so what I was speaking to was the fact that as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me a suspect.”
During Monday night’s appearance on Fox News, Haros offered another message to the Democratic lawmaker.
“Personally, I will tell you that and I address these remarks to the congresswoman herself. Ilhan. I am a Christian, I’m a Catholic. Forgiveness must be in my vocabulary. Christ forgave sin, and I can do no less as to all that’s such a [requirement]. But as a postscript to that, I don’t know much about Islam or the Muslim religion. But educate us, tell us about the religion of peace, forgiveness, compassion. I don’t personally need an apology but I do think you need to apologize to the American peoples. I would also like to say that I think you are at a political crosswalk.”
“As you go forward as a representative of the United States I suggest that you draw your own line on what side do you want to be,” Haros said. “Do you want to be on the side with peace-loving Muslims, as I am, or do you want to continue to represent the fringe element?”
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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) was among those who rebuked Omar over her past controversial remark.
“This is the height of partisanship,” Crenshaw previously said, adding, “When we can’t just come together and properly assume that we should not diminish the acts of 9/11 by saying things like, ‘Some people did something.’ That’s not what happened, and we should come together and take note of that.”