1. If this is real, it’s inexcusable. The person who left this message should be found and prosecuted for breaking any relevant laws.
2. If it is real, there is no indication that it came because of Boebert’s joke about Omar. There was plenty of reason before Boebert made the joke to think Omar was a traitor.
3. Omar is trying to use it to silence and destroy Boebert. This is unjustified unless evidence emerges that Boebert was behind the threat.
4. It may not be real. “War is deceit,” as Muhammad is supposed to have said (Bukhari 4.52.268). Many will recoil in horror at the “Islamophobia” of thinking Omar could have faked this. I think the idea of her unimpeachable integrity is already in tatters at this point. It’s also possible that she had nothing to do with fabricating this threat, but that one of her supporters did so, in order to discredit Boebert and strengthen Omar’s case. Leftists and Muslims have more than once left hateful, threatening messages in the comments on this site in order to discredit it; why would they think faking this voicemail was beneath them?
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) plays a horrific death threat she received following Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) recent Islamophobic attacks on her.
Warning: It’s incredibly graphic. pic.twitter.com/5PGODcaJOu
— The Recount (@therecount) November 30, 2021
“‘You Will Not Live Much Longer’: Ilhan Omar Plays Threatening Voicemail Calling Her a ‘Jihadist,’” by Alex Griffing, Mediaite, November 30, 2021:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) played a voicemail during a news conference Tuesday in which an unidentified man threatened her life and insulted her religion.
Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, was speaking at the U.S. Capitol urging congressional leadership to take action against Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for her recent anti-Muslim comments.
A visibly emotional Omar held a phone, which played the voicemail. She noted she received it after Boebert’s viral comment. The man’s voice can be heard saying,
We see you, Muslim sand n***** bitch. We know what you’re up to. You’re all about taking over our country. Don’t worry. There’s plenty that would love the the opportunity to take you off the face of the f***ing Earth. Come get it, bitch. You f***ing Muslim piece of s**t. You jihadist. We know what you are. You’re a f***ing traitor. You will not live much longer, bitch. I can almost guarantee you that. We, the people, are rising up.
(You can hear the full uncensored voicemail below)
CNN’s Erin Burnett covered the press conference and noted that CNN has learned that the ongoing feud between Omar and Boebert, who calls Omar a member of the “Jihad Squad,” has also created tension within the House Republican Conference.
“A number of Republicans are frankly concerned that the tension that is caused by a lot of these conservative members of the House Republican conference could undermine their efforts to take back the house next year,” Manu Raju explained to Burnett….