NY Man Arrested for Threatening to Murder Rep. Ilhan Omar

HeadlineApr 08, 2019

In New York, police arrested and charged a man Friday for threatening to assault and murder Minnesota Congressmember Ilhan Omar. Fifty-five-year old Patrick Carlineo Jr., a vocal Trump supporter who told investigators he “loves the president” and “hates radical Muslims in our government,” called Omar’s office and delivered an expletive-laden rant, saying, “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she’s a f**ing terrorist? I’ll put a bullet in her f**ing skull.”

Congressmember Omar is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last November and is the only congressmember to wear a hijab. In a statement, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said, “The political environment, led by an Islamophobe in the White House, has normalized hate speech and emboldened bigots in their actions. The rising threat of Islamophobia and white supremacy must be taken seriously.”

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