North Carolina Representative Madison Cawthorn is drawing ire for violent responses to a social media article comprising Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar that said she supports”terror”.
The post, which was created on the encoded messaging app Telegram on May 15, appears to mention support for Palestinians under Israeli occupation expressed by Omar along with other members of the innovative”Squad,” including Agents Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib, whose family comes from Palestine.
“Far-left Democrats have picked terrorism over citizenship liberty,” Cawthorn wrote in the post. Democrats are on the wrong side of history and it’s not even an argument.”
The post, which linked to an article featuring Omar, who had been born in Somalia and moved to the United States as a refugee, brought responses calling to place together a”noose” on the Minnesota representative, according to the Asheville Citizen Times.
Lots of Trump’s supporters have taken to encrypted chat programs like Telegram after Trump’s removal from Twitter, Facebook and other social media.
Cawthorn’s station on Telegram was started in February, a month after the January 6 storming of the US Capitol in an attempt to stop a joint session of Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s inaugural success.
Telegram moderators did not respond to queries from the Asheville Citizen Times on their policies for eliminating articles.
Trump confronted consistent criticism of Islamophobia within his term. Among his first actions was to issue an administrative order that was called the”Muslim prohibit”, which blocked individuals from six predominately Muslim countries from traveling into the United States. Many of the allies have faced similar accusations.
Back in April, House Democrats passed a statement preventing another”Muslim prohibit” from being filmed, making travel bans based on religion illegal.