Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of two of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, reacted to the “horrific act” in New Zealand on — when a gunman opened fire at two mosques, leaving 49 people dead — by encouraging fellow Muslims to “face fear” and not let the attack intimidate them from attending prayers on Friday.
“So, my reaction really is, you know, this is a horrific act and today is Jumu’ah and a lot of people are saying, you know, ‘stay home. Don’t pray,’ but that’s a win for those that seek to terrorize us,” she told MSNBC while attending a youth climate change event on Friday.
“So we must face fear and we must remember that love trumps hate all the time,” she continued. “And I ask Muslims around the world to go and do their Jumu’ah prayers and I ask our friends and our neighbors to stand in solidarity with them.”
Omar encourages fellow Muslims to "go and do their prayers" Friday: "We must face fear and we must remember that love trumps hate" pic.twitter.com/6FR6DQqULI
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