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'New York Post' Denounced For Publishing Sept. 11 Photo With Rep. Ilhan Omar Words

The newspaper's cover featured an image of the 2001 terrorist attack and a partial quote by Omar about the incident. Fellow lawmakers and activists expressed outrage at the paper's editorial decision.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) attends a Youth Climate Strike on March 15 in Washington. On Thursday, the New York Post incited criticism by featuring a partial quote by Omar with an image of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Source: Tom Brenner

The New York Post is facing a barrage of criticism after its cover on Thursday featured an image of the World Trade Center, burning in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, below a terse quote by one of the first Muslim women serving in Congress.

"Rep. Ilhan Omar: 9/11 was 'Some people did something,' " the cover read. A caption underneath added, "Here's your something ... 2,977 people dead by terrorism."

The quote came Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., gave last month. She was speaking at a banquet hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, discussing how terrorism has led to a rise in Islamophobia.

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