Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.MN) made another embarrassing comment about Easter. An anonymous Twitter user shared video footage showing a group Christian worshippers singing on an airplane. She was harshly criticized for what she saw as her displays of bigotry.
“My family and I need to have a prayer meeting next time we are on the plane. What do you believe it will look like?” the lawmaker wrote.
I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end? pic.twitter.com/5696Erwsl5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 17, 2022
Other Twitter users responded to Omar’s silly tweet by calling her out for trying to portray Americans as anti-Muslim bigots. Below is an example of some of the backlash.
It was the Middle East that I flew for decades. We weren’t even allowed to bring Bibles into the countries or worship. Improvised singing was a recipe for arrest and prison. I’ll celebrate our freedoms here. You do you. @IlhanMN
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) April 17, 2022
I’ve been on many airlines from majority Muslim countries that play a Muslim prayer on the screen at takeoff. This didn’t bother me at all, in fact I thought it was very cool. https://t.co/g2Jc800POM
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) April 18, 2022
Prayers on planes, trains, ships, and other public places are permitted under Islamic Laws. That’s how we pray on planes. Also, many airlines actually have Qibla 🕋 directions on their screens. You’d know this if you actually pray. We do that all year round, yet you’re crying over a 2 min song on Easter. https://t.co/UHD9eemD5Q
— Imam of Peace 🕊 (@Imamofpeace) April 18, 2022
Qatar – a country you’re very familiar with – plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes. They have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens.
It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims. https://t.co/wBX1ycl5nv
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) April 18, 2022
Omar isn’t surprised by this line of claptrap. People like Omar use their platforms constantly to portray Americans as bigots. Her argument in this instance, like many others, was woefully weak. A majority of Americans don’t mind Muslims praying onboard planes. Indeed, they might be less annoyed by that than by a guy whipping out a 6-string and loudly singing a worship song while they’re trying to enjoy their in-flight movie.
Unfortunately, progressives simply can’t stomach the fact that most Americans are not as bigoted as they would have us believe. Hate is what they eat every day. Without making fake accusations of ‘phobias and ‘isms, they wouldn’t have much to add to the conversation given that their ideas are about as popular as a root canal.