As the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was burning yesterday, many people sarcastically suggested that it was just ‘some building somewhere’, in an obvious attempt to mock how Ilhan Omar recently described 9/11.
Well, guess what? They weren’t far off because that’s basically how she characterized the centuries-old Christian Church yesterday as it burned.
Here’s what she said:
Art and architecture have a unique ability to help us connect across our differences and bring people together in important ways. Thinking of the people of Paris and praying for every first responder trying to save this wonder.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 15, 2019
However, I bet dollars to donuts that she’d be very upset if Trump made her comment about the Grand Mosque in Mecca if it were burning, calling it just “art and architecture”.
Many on Twitter didn’t take too nicely to Omar’s comments either:
This is disrespectful toward Catholics specifically and Christians in general. Notre Dame represents a bit more than "art and architecture" — lest anyone think Omar merely enjoys dissing Jews. https://t.co/q116xtcZ8j
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) April 16, 2019
"Art and architecture"? It's a church. https://t.co/g5hISMyZt1
— Robert Spencer (@jihadwatchRS) April 15, 2019
Did the Louvre burn, or was it a storage facility for overflow art? Or was it a Catholic cathedral? Can't tell from this word salad. https://t.co/6wgpaM9SaQ
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 16, 2019
Well, the “architecture” that the art was housed in is a cathedral. While Biblically Christ is wherever His people are, Notre Dame is a significant and storied icon of faith. https://t.co/bsckz26qHe
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 16, 2019
The "art and architecture" has a name. It's called Notre Dame Cathedral. It is a place of worship for Catholics. https://t.co/osbcWZ1A1I
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) April 15, 2019
I have the keen sensation that she knows precisely what she's doing. https://t.co/JxBxXp6uYy
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) April 16, 2019