Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is Muslim, generated controversy on Twitter after criticizing the video of a group of Christians singing on a plane. Omar claimed that she and her family should have a similar prayer session.
“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?” the Democrat wrote on her Twitter account.
Omar’s comment received a response from various GOP and Christian personalities. Jose Castillo, a Republican congressional candidate, explained to Omar that in the United States Muslims can pray in public, while in his home country “Christians aren’t allowed to do the same.”
“Why do you hate Christians,” the responses to Ilhan Omar
Similar was the response from Buzz Patterson, also a Congressional candidate, who highlighted that he has been traveling to the Middle East for decades and is not allowed to bring Bibles. “We weren’t even allowed to bring Bibles into the countries or worship. This sort of impromptu singing would turn into arrests and imprisonment. I’ll celebrate our freedoms here. You do you,” Patterson highlighted on social media.
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“Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?” So commented Vernon Jones, a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives. Jones told Omar that if you resent the religious freedom that exists in the United States, “feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia.”
“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,” Jones stressed.