Rep. Ilhan Omar Ilhan OmarPence hits 2020 Dems to skip AIPAC Ilhan Omar tells Muslim group to "raise hell" over discrimination Hoyer defends Israel in blurry shots at Omar MORE (D-Minn.) Told participants at an Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) event in Los Angeles to "raise hell" against discrimination Saturday, according to Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California
"I say raise hell, make people unpleasant," said Omar , according to the publication. "Because here is the truth. Too long we have been living with the discomfort of living like second-class homes and I'm tired of it."
"Muslims are told we should not bother anyone, do no noise, be good Muslim, "says Omar, according to the publication. "But no matter how much we've tried to be the best neighbor, people have always been working to find a way to not allow each and every civil liberty to be extended to us."
Omar is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress along with fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).
At least 1,000 protesters gather outside the speech carrying Trump devices, Israeli and American flags and characters that switch Omar with a swastika, according to Press-Enterprise.
Omar has attracted controversy over recent months over his criticism of pro-Israel lobbies and her suggestion that they promote allegiance to a foreign country, and a side-deleted tweet, say politicians' support from Israel was "all about the Benjamin", as critics, anti-Semitic stereotypes of "dual loyalty" were invoked to America and Israel.
State Secretary Mike Pompeo Michael (Mike) Richard PompeoIlhan Omar tells Muslim group to "raise hell" over discrimination Seven questions AIPAC participants have to ask for democratic presidential wannabes Five things to see when the AIPAC conference starts more while not naming Omar, "antisemitic language … even complained in the big halls of our own capitol" last week, while the same weekend as Omar's speech, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Steny Hamilton HoyerIlhan Omar tells Muslim group to "raise hell" over discrimination This week: Congress set for next stage of Mueller probe battle Hoyer defends Israel in blatant shot at Omar MORE (D-Md.) Told the American Israeli public affairs annual conference " When someone accuses American followers of Israeli double-loyalty, I say: accuse me.