Ilhan Omar claimed the U.S. forces killed thousands of Somalis during ‘Black Hawk Down’ mission, back up in the tweet shows

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A redesigned tweet from Rep. Ilhan Omar saw the Minnesota Democrats claim that the US forces killed “thousands” of Somalis during the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” mission in spite of several analysts to the conclusion that the number was much smaller.

In October of 2017 tweet discovered by the journalist John Rossomando, Omar, the reaction on Twitter was that users had highlighted that more than a dozen U.S. soldiers were killed and another 73 were wounded in the battle of Mogadishu, saying it was the “worst terrorist attack in Somalia’s history.”

Omar, a Somali refugee who was a Minnesota state representative, is contrary to the tweet, the stock attaches to the fact that “thousands” of Somalis have been killed by the American troops.

“In his selective memory, he forgets, also, the thousands of Somalis killed by the American armed forces to this day,” Omar tweeted.

They also contain the hashtag, “nottoday Satan.”

The number of Somali casualties in the battle of Mogadishu is controversial. A representative of the Somali National Alliance estimates that only 133 of the militiamen were killed during a 2001 interview, during the “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern war” author Mark Bowden 500 Somalis estimated to have been killed. As the Investigative Project on Terrorism the Rand Corporation, noted, reported that about 300 civilians were killed, while others are estimated to be nearly 1000.


Critics went to Omar after your tweet.

Omar’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

This was only the latest controversy for the freshman Congressman. Omar was sentenced, Congress-colleagues on both sides of the aisle for different tweets as anti-Semitic.


More recently, the heat took — including the President-trump — for a line in a speech she gave at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). You said, in your defense of the organization that CAIR was after the Sept. 11, 2001, “because you have realized that some people did something, and we all begin to lose access to our civil liberties.” CAIR formed in 1994.

Critics said, your line “some people have something” was an insult to the victims of the terrorist attacks.

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