“Our constitutional freedoms were attacked, and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were. That’s what some people did. Got that now?” said Nic Haros.
A son of a woman murdered in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center blasted U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Wednesday at the main ceremony in New York marking the 18th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack ever on American soil. At the ceremony, the names of those killed were read aloud.
Omar was sharply criticized earlier this year when, during an address at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), she referred to the Islamic terror attack on September 11, 2001 with the phrase, “Some people did something.”
At Wednesday’s memorial event in the area of Ground Zero in Manhattan, Nic Haros took Omar to task.
“And my mother, Francis Haros. Good morning, brothers and sisters in good faith. Listen. ‘Some people did something?’ I am here today to honor my 76-year-old mother Francis on the solemn 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Mom, we all miss you and love you very much. This day I also remember over 200 personal friends and co-workers that I knew that died,” said the son.
But he was not finished.
“‘Some people did something,’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, to support and justify the creation of CAIR. Today I’m here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom,” he continued.
“Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? On that day, 19 Islamic terrorists, members of al Qaeda, killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear?” said Haros.
“As to whom, I was attacked,” he said, continuing to address himself to Omar.
“Our relatives and friends were attacked. Our constitutional freedoms were attacked, and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were. That’s what some people did. Got that now?” said the son, adding: “We’re here today, congresswoman, to tell you . . . just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring [the victims]. American patriotism in your position demands it. For God and country, amen.”
After the address by Haros, Omar tweeted: “September 11th was an attack on all of us. We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the largest terror attack on U.S. soil. I will continue to fight to make sure we care for the first responders and families who lost loved ones.” She added the hashtag: NeverForget.