Posted on March 25, 2019

Ilhan Omar Tells Muslim Group to ‘Raise Hell’ over Discrimination

Zack Budryk, The Hill, March 25, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told attendees at a Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) event in Los Angeles to “raise hell” against discrimination Saturday, according to the Press-Enterprise of Riverside, Calif.

“I say raise hell, make people uncomfortable,” Omar said, according to the publication. “Because here’s the truth. For far too long, we have lived with the discomfort of living as second class citizens and I’m tired of it.”

“Muslims are told that we should not bother anyone, not make any kind of noise, be a good Muslim,” Omar said, according to the publication. “But no matter how much we have tried to be the best neighbor, people have always worked on finding a way to not allow for every single civil liberty to be extended to us.”


At least 1,000 protesters gathered outside the speech, carrying Trump paraphernalia, Israeli and American flags and signs juxtaposing Omar with a swastika, according to the Press-Enterprise.