Nicholas Haros Jr. Biography
Nicholas Haros Jr. is the man whose mother was a 9/11 victim, on September 11, 2019 during the annual anniversary ceremony at Ground Zero he blasted Rep. Ilhan Omar for describing the terror attacks as “some people did something”.
Nicholas Haros Jr. Mother
Nicholas mother Frances Haros was a victim of 9/11, she was killed in the World Trade Center at the age of 76.
Nicholas Haros Jr. Ilhan Omar
On September 11, 2019 during the annual anniversary ceremony at Ground Zero Nicholas who was wearing a black T-shirt with the words “Some people did something?,” singled out Rep Ilhan Omar and the other members of “the Squad” after reading the names of the dead, including that of his mother, Frances Haros, at the ceremony.
He said during his speech, “today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom. Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? On that day, 19 Islamic terrorist members of al Qaeda killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear?”
He continued, “but as to whom I was attacked, your relatives and friends were attacked, our constitutional freedoms were attacked and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked. That’s what some people did. Got that now?”
He went on: “We are here today, Congresswoman, to tell you and the Squad just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring them, please. American patriotism and your position demand it.”
“‘Some people did something’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota…Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 11, 2019
Ilhan Omar Comments on 9/11
In March 2019 Omar made controversial remarks about the terror attacks on 9/11, referring to the terrorists as “some people.” She made the remarks while speaking about the Muslim community’s resilience in the face of discrimination. She was quoted saying; “[Council of American-Islamic Relations] was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
The New York Post blasted Omar in a large spread on their front page. The cover showed the Twin Towers burning after a pair of jetliners crashed into them. The headline reads: Rep. Ilhan Omar: 9/11 was ‘some people did something.’ Here’s your something. 2,977 people dead by terrorism”
Omar was speaking at a dinner for the Council of American-Islamic Relations in California, one week after the attacks targeting two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacks left 50 people dead.
She spoke to the Muslim community about their resilience and their rights to live a full life like all Americans, saying that while the attack was a “tragic nightmare,” it wasn’t surprising.
“Many of us were not shocked or surprised, many of us were kind of waiting, holding our breath for a really long time thinking when will something like this happen.”
She added that the leader in the White House has helped worsen the issues. “I think that many of us knew that this was going to get worse because we finally have a leader, a world, leader, in the White House, who publicly says Islam hates us, who fuels hate against Muslims, who thinks it is OK, it is OK to speak about a faith and a whole community in a way that is dehumanizing.”
She added that she is often asked, “How have you gotten empowered, and I say I was born this way. It is not about how others make us feel, it is what we tell ourselves that we are worthy.”
She continued, “Here’s the truth. Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties. So you can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange, that I am trying to make myself look pleasant. You have to say this person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it, and I am going to talk to them and ask them why. Because that is the right you have.”