Rep. Ilhan Omar faces backlash for criticizing passengers singing, playing Christian music on flight

Omar, a Muslim and Somalian refugee, recently faced criticism for comments insensitive to Jewish people, for which she apologized

Updated: April 18, 2022 - 10:28am

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing criticism regarding a weekend tweet critical of airplane passengers singing Christian worship music on a flight.

The passengers singing and the response by the Minnesota congresswoman – a Muslim and progressive – is being reported by the Daily Wire. However, the media outlet acknowledges not knowing the exact details of the flight including when it occurred or whether it was chartered.

"I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane," Omar tweeted Saturday about a video that appears to show the passengers singing. "How do you think it will end?"

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Political strategist Jason Osborne said in response: "Oh good lord it’s clearly a charter flight. No masks, but sure, let’s make an issue and on Easter no less," also according to the Daily Wire, which gathered about a dozen responses critical of Omar's reaction.

"Why does this person who lives free and liberated because of the compassion of our country not appreciate that we’re a Judeo-Christian society uniquely founded to protect those of all faiths?"  asked radio host Joe Pags Pagliarulo, the Daily Wire also reports. "Why does she constantly denigrate the place that offered her so much? Praying for her."