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Another GOP Rep. Attacks Ilhan Omar as House Passes Anti-Islamophobia Bill

HeadlineDec 15, 2021

The House passed a bill to combat Islamophobia Tuesday, which would establish a State Department office to monitor reports of Islamophobia worldwide. The bill was spearheaded by Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

Rep. Ilhan Omar: “The United Nations commissioned a report and concluded that Islamophobia has reached, I quote, 'epidemic proportion,' and urged nations around the world to take all necessary measures to combat it. As a country that was founded on religious liberty, our leadership on international religious freedom depends on recognizing that Islamophobia is global in scope, and we must lead the global effort to address it.”

Omar has faced repeated anti-Muslim attacks since taking office, including from her Republican congressional peers Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene. During the House debate over the bill Tuesday, another Republican, Representative Scott Perry, falsely claimed Congressmember Omar was “affiliated with” terrorists. Democrats objected to the statements, leading to his racist remarks being removed from the Congressional Record.

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