After publishing a September 2019 anniversary piece on the September 11th terrorist attacks, the New York Times took some major heat for initially writing “18 years have passed since airplanes took aim at the World Trade Center” as though the planes just crashed into the World Trade Center all by themselves.
Though they went on to change what they wrote to read “It has been 18 years since terrorists commandeered airplanes and the twin towers of the World Trade Center were brought down,” the controversy was reminiscent of disgusting remarks Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) made during an April CAIR event that same year where she claimed “some people did something,” a reference to the Islamofascist terrorists who took over the commercial airplanes and flew them into buildings, killing thousands of innocent people.
For those who missed Omar’s comments, watch:
As a progressive immigrant from a music country who has seen the impact of the political Islam first hand, I must say I find @Ilhan “some people did something” appalling. #September11 pic.twitter.com/sljoOogjdG
— Arya (@aryaah) September 11, 2022
Three years later, another woke Congresswoman is in the hot seat after posting her own despicable version of Ilhan Omar’s quote in a now-deleted remembrance tweet posted on Sunday.
“Today we remember the 2,996 people who were killed on 9/11 and all those who lost their lives while serving our country in the forever wars that followed,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) tweeted along with a picture of the twin towers.
A tweet by Rep. Jayapal appears to commemorate the 19 hijackers of 9-11, and those who died on that day fateful day 21 years ago. She needs to explain herself 🤔 pic.twitter.com/TQMLjTBzQL
— Teejay (@tuhaikaj) September 12, 2022
In place of her deleted tweet was a mini-thread she wrote bragging about how 9/11 was “when my path into activism and organizing truly began.”
A look into the edit history of the post that went up on her Facebook page on Sunday initially included the 2,996 number before it was changed to 2,977.
As of this writing, Jayapal has provided no explanation for why she included the 19 hijackers in her death toll from 9/11, but considering Jayapal’s history of being an apologist for terrorists it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the most likely explanation is that she was trying to “honor” their “sacrifice” along with the lives of the 2,977 innocent people they murdered that day.
The amount of moral depravity it takes for a member of the United States Congress to actually express sympathy towards the 9/11 attackers cannot even be put into words. This is not normal behavior, nor is there any rational excuse for what she wrote. It’s just sick, and no amount of backtracking on Jayapal’s part could ever change that, so she shouldn’t even bother providing an explanation unless it’s one that includes the unvarnished “truth” as she sees it instead of insulting our intelligence by pretending she innocently misread the numbers.
Because we know better than that.