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W. Virginia GOP Under Fire After Poster Linking Rep. Omar to 9/11 Causes Outrage

HeadlineMar 04, 2019

The Republican Party of West Virginia has come under fire after an Islamophobic poster linking Minnesota Congressmember Ilhan Omar to the 9/11 attacks was seen at a Republican event at the state Capitol Friday. The poster, displayed at the West Virginia GOP Day, shows the attack on the World Trade Center, with the words “'Never forget'–you said..” above the photo; below is a photo of Congressmember Omar, who is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last November, with the words “I am the proof–you have forgotten” written underneath her photo. The West Virginia House of Delegates condemned the poster and said it was investigating the matter. The House’s principal law enforcement official, Anne Lieberman, resigned after a delegate accused her of calling all Muslims terrorists.

Omar responded to the poster via Twitter Friday, writing, “No wonder why I am on the 'Hitlist' of a domestic terrorist and 'Assassinate Ilhan Omar' is written on my local gas stations. Look no further, the GOP’s anti-Muslim display likening me to a terrorist rocks in state capitols and no one is condemning them!”

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