What’s out of context? She claimed that Muslim civil liberties suffered as a result of the nation’s reaction to 9/11 — even as she completely, intentionally disregarded the grim facts of that day.
Indeed, Omar’s responsible for the only thing “out of context” here: CAIR was founded in 1994, long before 9/11.
The saddest excuse-making came from a Washington Post “fact-checker” who compared Omar’s words to President George W. Bush’s “Bullhorn Speech” to rescue workers at Ground Zero three days after 9/11: “The people who knocked down these buildings will hear all of us soon!”
Talk about context: Omar minimized 9/11 to charge it prompted a supposed mass violation of civil rights. Bush was at the scene of the heinous crime, directly warning the perpetrators that they’d pay.