“Should I make a schedule, like, does this need to be on repeat every 5 minutes? Should I be like, so, today I forgot to condemn Al-Qaeda, so here’s the Al-Qaeda one. Today I forgot to condemn FGM so here it goes. Today I forgot to condemn Hamas so here it goes. You know, I mean, it is a very frustrating question that comes up. You can look up my record. I’ve voted for bills doing exactly what you are asking me to do. I’ve put out statements upon statements,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Ill.) at the Muslim Caucus Education Collective’s 2019 Conference.
Omar urged president of Muslims for Progressive Values Zonneveld, to not come forward “with an accusation that we might support something that is so abhorrent, so offensive, so evil, so vile.”
“I would like, not just for you, but for everyone to know that if you want us to speak as politicians, as American politicians, then you treat us as such.”