Rep. Ilhan Omar Compares U.S. Detention Centers to Slave Camps

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Minnesota’s Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar made a speech last week at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations “Legislative Conference,” where she compared United States immigration detention centers to African slave camps.
 
During the Democratic “squad member’s” speech, Rep. Omar spoke about her firsthand trip to Ghana, specifically touching on her sights of  “slave dungeons,” where African slaves were held as captives and prisoners. 

Rep. Ilhan Omar made her trip to Ghana last month, joining her trip was Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The reasoning behind the African trip was to be present during the worlds mark of the 400th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic slave trade that was birthed wthin North America. Via the Daily Caller.
 
“Every time [the tour guide] gave a description, I had this sort of flashback to an image that I saw on TV in Libya where you had Africans in a small room that were now captives, and that image was from today,” Said Rep. Omar.

“And every time he would talk about the separation of the kids and from their parents and how they would have young girls be in the same dungeons as the women or they would have young boys be in the same dungeons as the men, I couldn’t stop seeing images of the current camps we have here our borders in the United States,” Omar said during her speech.

“And so of a story that happened 400 years ago–I constantly had this reminder, this horrifying image, of many of the things that were taking place there in that dungeon now taking place, whether it is in in the shores of North Africa or in the shores of the United States.” Ilhan Omar concluded.

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Democrati Rep. Ilhan Omar has a longstanding history with criticizing the past actions of the United States of America, and our current leader President Donald Trump...

Just last month, Omar critiqued President and his Trump administration for “targeting, dehumanizing, and impoverishing black and brown people.” The Democratic Rep. from Minnesota, firmly believes President Trump will do anything to "target" and “oppress” people of color living in America. Via the Daily Caller.
 
Recently, Omar claimed “vetting” social media accounts of immigrants was specifically “fascism in action.” The U.S. Rep. went on to poke fun at conservatives and Republicans everywhere for allegedly “losing their minds,” knowing Muslim Americans serve as Representatives within U.S. Congress. Via the Daily Caller.


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