In the midst of Colorado shooting, Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing backlash for tweeting about how “narratives” shift depending on a suspect’s race or ethnicity. and in this case the narrative is Omar particular brand of truth. She retaliated after Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was charged with 10 counts of murder for reportedly shooting up a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado with a rifle.
She tweeted on Tuesday, “The shooter’s race or ethnicity seems front and center when they aren’t white.” “Otherwise, it’s just a mentally ill young man having a bad day.
“Narratives drive our responses to awful crimes committed against innocent people, pay attention to these responses and who is targeted,” as the tweet goes.
Omar’s tweet also slammed the care of Robert Aaron Long, a white man accused of murdering eight people, including six Asian women, at Atlanta area spas and massage parlors. Long was later identified by police as having had “a really bad day,” inciting outrage among critics.
Before more information about Alissa’s history became available, Washington Free Beacon Executive Editor Brent Scher was swift in saying that many misidentified him as white.
Scher response to Omar’s tweet, “This shooter’s race and ethnicity was front and center yesterday when we didn’t even know what it was and just assumed it was white.”
And he accused Omar for being hypocritical.
Caleb Howe, the editor of Mediaite, said, “Starts with obviously untrue sentence,” “Follow with debunked smear perpetrated by Aaron Rupar. Decries ‘narratives’ to push narrative. Yep, that’s an Ilhan Omar tweet alright.”
RedState editor-at-large Kira Davis added, “This literally works both ways, [Omar] so take your own advice,” “Maybe that’s how we find justice instead of hyperventilating to blame each other about everything all the time. I invite you – as a leader – to take the first step and then keep walking forward.”