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Trump Supporter Arrested After Threatening to Kill Representative Ilhan Omar
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=22014"><span class="small">Associated Press</span></a>   
Saturday, 06 April 2019 12:25

Excerpt: "A western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota."

Ilhan Omar. (photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)
Ilhan Omar. (photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)

Trump Supporter Arrested After Threatening to Kill Representative Ilhan Omar

By Associated Press

06 April 19


western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar’s office in Washington D.C. last month.

Authorities did not say when Carlineo was arrested.

Omar is among the first of two Muslim women to serve in Congress.

The bureau said that Carlineo sounded angry during the call but “spelled his name correctly and provided contact information” to a staffer.

Carlineo told the FBI that he is a patriot, “loves the president and that he hates radical Muslims in our government,” the criminal complaint says.

Carlineo’s defense attorney declined to comment on the charges Friday.

Omar was met with backlash for remarks she made earlier this year on Israel, including comments that American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have “allegiance to a foreign country.” Some people perceived Omar’s comments were anti-Semitic. She later apologized, saying “anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes.”

Omar, a Somali-American, has also received anti-Semitic and racist comments.

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+23 # indian weaving 2019-04-06 12:59
Apparently the burden of evidence is too much to indict Trump for felony "Incitement to Violence". He sure does deserve to stay in prison for this by now, with overwhelming evidence to me anyhow.
+16 # chapdrum 2019-04-06 16:45
#iw - Precisely. It's not good for us (to say the least) to continually second-guess or kid ourselves.
+7 # elizabethblock 2019-04-06 22:12
This hit the TV news in Canada.
+2 # tedrey 2019-04-07 08:24
I'll bet both of them would profit more from an arranged face to face chat than from any amount of legal intevention, which will only stiffen opposition on all sides.

If Omar says "I'd like to talk to him," and he says "I sure was wrong about her," and it's in the papers, more good has been done than if he's sentenced for admittedly vicious free speech.

+3 # Gootarama 2019-04-07 13:25
Trump's followers want red meat and he's always willing to provide it. If you can't reason with them, "lock 'em up" in one of the many privately run penitentiaries currently available..
+1 # suzyskier 2019-04-07 15:04
The so called President is a hate monger and it doesn’t take much to rile up his followers. Hate speech may be free but when it comes from our leader all it is is shameful and dispicable. We need a real leader, someone who can calm the waters not cause a tornado of hate. This so called presidency is a disgrace to this country.