Omar: Attempts to 'Mischaracterize' Tlaib Are an Effort to 'Eliminate' Muslim Voices from Public Dialogue

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) defended fellow Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) from “efforts to distort and vilify and mischaracterize” her that are designed to “eliminate” Muslim voices from public dialogue.

Omar said, “I tell my sister, Rashida Tlaib, that her and I have the strength to endure any of the mischaracterization or efforts to distort and vilify and mischaracterize our message. And I think we are seeing what happens when people really see these kind of attacks for what they are. It is designed to silence, sideline, and sort of almost eliminate [the] public voice of Muslims from the public discourse. And so, I’m really excited that we have an opportunity to build alliances and push back and fight this attempt to marginalize our community’s voice.”

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