Prominent Black Women Rally on Capitol Hill in Defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar

HeadlineMay 01, 2019

On Capitol Hill, black women leaders gathered Tuesday in defense of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim congresswomen in history and the first member of Congress to wear a hijab. Omar says death threats against her have spiked in number since President Trump tweeted a video juxtaposing her image with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Democracy Now! was at Tuesday’s “Hands Off Ilhan Omar” event; we’ll play excerpts from it later in the broadcast and then go to Capitol Hill to speak with Congressmember Omar.

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