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Many social media users are criticizing Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar over her tweet about Christians who were singing worship music during a flight.
Some details about the flight remain unknown, such as whether it was a charter flight, when the flight actually occurred, and the travel itinerary. It’s unclear if the video is older or not.
“I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane,” Omar wrote on the video, which she tweeted out to her 3 million followers on the platform. “How do you think it will end?”
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
Many on social media sounded off on Omar over here tweet:
Vernon Jones, a Black pro-Trump former Democrat: “Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan? If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia, Sudan, or wherever you’re from. Take your brother with you.”
Kurt Schlichter: “I think you should shut up and stop being a bigot.”
Jose de Jesus Ortiz: “I like to sleep on a plane. I would have been a tad annoyed by this, but this tweet by Ilhan Omar is tone death and perhaps even anti Christian even. FYI, @IlhanMN , many families have prayer sessions on planes before, after, during flights. I pray before & upon landing.”
Jason Osborne: “Oh good lord it’s clearly a charter flight. No masks, but sure, let’s make an issue and on Easter no less.”
Asra Q. Nomani: “One thing upon which we can depend: Ilhan Omar/CAIR is a perpetual participant in the Oppression Olympics. And as Easter begins, she has to compete with a Christian ‘prayer session.’”
Joe Pags Pagliarulo: “Why does this person who lives free and liberated because of the compassion of our country not appreciate that we’re a Judeo-Christian society uniquely founded to protect those of all faiths? Why does she constantly denigrate the place that offered her so much? Praying for her.”
Avi Kaner: “Ilhan Omar @IlhanMN attacks a group of Christian volunteers on an @easyJet flight in Europe delivering aid to Ukraine, because they’re singing. She has no idea about what transpired and whether or not it was approved. But it’s suddenly about her.”
Shant Mesrobian: “A member of Congress is supposed to have the restraint and maturity to not post a stupid, random, old video that for some reason is going viral right now as a way to score religious culture war points on a holy day for millions of people around the world.”
John Cardillo: “Without issue. I’ve been on many flights with Muslims saying a prayer before takeoff. No one cares.”
Mike Cernovich: “Over 25,000,000 views. Thank you for sharing and spreading a positive message on Easter.”