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WOW: Father Of 9/11 Firefighter Killed On Fateful Day Now Smacks Ilhan Omar

According to a new report in The Daily Caller, the father of a New York City firefighter who was tragically killed on that fateful day of jihadist attacks on America’s largest city has now gone after anti-Semitic freshman congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who recently trivialized and downplayed the 9/11 attacks by referring to them as a mere episode of “some people” who “did something.”

The Daily Caller reports:

Retired FDNY firefighter Jim Riches, whose son Jimmy was murdered on 9/11, blasted Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar Tuesday night for explaining the attack as “some people did something.” He demanded an apology from the Democratic congresswoman while panning New York Democrats for defending her.

“My son Jimmy was murdered by Islamic terrorists. Three thousand people were murdered that day. And Rep. Ilhan Omar said some people did something. That’s ridiculous. It’s outrageous. It’s a disgrace. She’s in the Congress of the United States,” Riches said at the New York State Republican Party dinner at the Grand Hyatt. “My son and those 3000 people died a terrible death.”

The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra had reported upon Omar’s trivialization of the worst terrorist attacks in United States history:

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) trivialized the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history in a recent speech she gave at an event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which the United Arab Emirates has designated as a terrorist organization.

When speaking about the 9/11 terror attacks, which killed approximately 3,000 American citizens, Omar described the attacks as “some people did something.”

“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar said.

Notably, Omar was also mistaken about the founding of CAIR. The organization, which was an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror financing trial in U.S. Department of Justice history in 2008, was actually founded in 1994. The 2008 terror financing trial in which CAIR was found to be an unindicted co-conspirator resulted in the unfolding of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, which was funneling money to Sunni supremacist jihadist group Hamas.

As The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo also reported, President Donald Trump unloaded on Omar in a brutal tweet video that juxtaposed Omar’s callous downplaying of 9/11 with searing images of that fateful day:

The video begins with a clip of Rep. Omar referring to the 9/11 atrocity as being an instance where “some people did something” during a speech she gave in March for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The video then cuts to news footage of the second plane crashing into the Twin Towers, before cutting back to Omar’s “some people did something” remark. This sequence is repeated two more times, as the horrifying realities of that fateful day are showcased.

Per The Daily Caller, retired FDNY firefighter Jim Riches heartily supported Trump’s video:

“To see Donald Trump get a video in with the planes crash into the building. He said, ‘Never forget 9/11.’ So many people were outraged on the Democratic side … He told like it was. That’s what happened that day,” Riches said.