Ilhan Omar Lashes Out Over Backlash She Received On Tweet About Christians Singing On Airplane


Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) lashed out online in response to the criticism that she faced over her tweet about Christians who were singing worship music during a flight.

The Twitter tempest began after the Muslim lawmaker commented on a viral video showing a man playing the guitar and leading passengers in a Christian song prior to the Easter weekend.

“I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane,” Omar wrote in a tweet containing the video, which reached 36 million views, due partly to Omar’s own promotion of it. “How do you think it will end?”

Omar faced substantial backlash to her framing of the video, which was posted during Christian’s Holy Week, which is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, and the Somali-born lawmaker seemed to relish it.

“And the original snowflakes had a complete and glorious meltdown,” Omar tweeted on Monday… (Read more)