BREAKING: Omar releases statement, praises House passage of ‘anti-Muslim bigotry’ resolution

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday lauded the House’s passage of a measure broadly condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred.

The measure was passed amid flaring tensions over comments made by Omar that had been widely criticized as anti-Semitic.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Our nation is having a difficult conversation, but we believe this is great progress,” Omar tweeted, alongside a joint statement with fellow Muslim lawmakers Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.).

The three Muslim lawmakers praised the resolution as “condemning Anti-Muslim bigotry.” Below is their statement:

“Today is historic on many fronts. It’s the first time we have voted on a resolution condemning Anti-Muslim bigotry in our nation’s history. Anti-Muslim crimes have increased 99% from 2014-2016 and are still on the rise.

“We are tremendously proud to be part of a body that has put forth a condemnation of all forms of bigotry including anti-Semitism, racism, and white supremacy. At a time when extremism is on the rise, we must explicitly denounce religious intolerance of all kinds and acknowledge the pain felt to all communities. Our nation is having a difficult conversation and we believe this is great progress.”

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