I’m sure her answer would have been quite different had someone had suggested that she be mutilated but she has no problem with it happening to other women.
She got downright belligerent when she was asked about female genital mutilation. This has become standard operating procedure for the Gang of Four. If they are asked a question that they cannot afford to be honest about, they just claim that they can’t condemn everything but the truth is that they don’t condemn anything.
Over a half a million women have had treatments of FGM and that is a real danger to women and young girls.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was outraged after being asked to condemn female genital mutilation by Ani Zonneveld, the President of Muslims for Progressive Values.
Rep. Omar acted deeply offended by the “appalling question,” claiming that other lawmakers who aren’t Muslim aren’t asked about these topics. The person asking the question was a fellow Muslim, however — and it was at an event specifically about the religion.
“Should I make a schedule? Like, does this need to be on repeat every 5 minutes? Should I be like, ‘so, today I forgot to condemn Al-Qaeda, so here’s the Al-Qaeda one. Today I forgot to condemn FGM so here it goes. Today I forgot to condemn Hamas so here it goes.’ It is a very frustrating question that comes up. You can look up my record. I’ve voted for bills doing exactly what you are asking me to do,” Omar snapped at Zonneveld indignately.
Rep. Omar added that she is “quite disgusted to be honest that as Muslim legislators, we are constantly being asked to waste our time speaking to issues that other people are not asked to speak to because the assumption exists that we somehow support [it].” Again, she was asked the question by a fellow Muslim at a conference about being Muslim.