As annoying as it might be, when on a flight, and fellow passengers pull out a guitar and start singing, complaining about the action is really not the American way. On a recent flight, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was witness to such a display of Christians singing about the Lord, and she saw fit to take to Twitter to complain about it.
“I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end?” the Muslim “Squad” member wrote.
This drew the attention of other people in politics.
“Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan? If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia, Sudan, or wherever you’re from. Take your brother with you,” tweeted Georgia congressional candidate Vernon Jones.
He added in a tweet that if Omar “wants a country where Christians aren’t allowed to do the same [Omar] should go back to her own country,” apparently referring to Somalia, where the naturalized US citizen was born.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 17, 2022
Cicely Davis, who is seeking to defeat Omar in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, also slammed her on Twitter by noting that “Qatar – a country you’re very familiar with – plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes.”
She added: “They have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens. It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims.”
They have a point, although being stuck on a plane with an acoustic guitar and people singing can be pretty annoying.