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New York - Yemeni-Americans To Boycott NY Post Over 9/11 Front Page

Published on: April 15, 2019 07:30 AM
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New York - Yemeni-Americans are criticizing the New York Post over its front page last week that featured a photograph of the burning World Trade Center and a quote from Democratic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar that some say was dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

On Sunday, The New York Times reports the Yemeni American Merchant Association announced a formal boycott of the tabloid after Yemini bodega owners in New York had earlier agreed stop selling the newspaper.

Last week’s front page featured a quote that came from a recent speech the Minnesota Democrat gave to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in which she described the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center as “some people did something.”

“We support free speech, but we will not accept the incitement of violence against Muslims,” said Debbi Almontaser, the secretary of the board of directors for the merchants.

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“What the New York Post is doing is endangering the lives of American Muslims and people of color,” Almontaser said.

The merchants are demanding that the newspaper apologize to Omar and to the Muslim-American community in New York.

A spokeswoman for News Corporation, the parent company of the New York Post, declined to comment.

Also on Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Omar after President Donald Trump’s retweet of a video that purports to show the congresswoman making the remark along with news footing of the hijacked airplanes hitting the Twin Towers. Trump captioned his tweet with: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”

Neither Trump’s tweet nor the video included Omar’s full quote or the context of her comments, which were about Muslims feeling that their civil liberties had eroded after the attacks.

Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticized Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to incite violence against the Muslim lawmaker. An upstate New York man recently was charged with making death threats against her.



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 Apr 15, 2019 at 08:10 AM Anonymous Says:

Who cares about those protesters, and their nickel and dime boycott? WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 08:13 AM Educated Archy Says:

You mean the tiamani Jews will stop buying tne ny post? Who exactly are these Yemeni Americans

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 08:35 AM Anonymous Says:

Now this is the Democrat narrative. These imbeciles, terror supporters, get to say anything they want, and calling them out on it is victimizing them! These creatures are disgrace to humanity. The community needs to notify all of our Democrats that are in office that this is reprehensible, and will get our response at the ballot box. Tell Nadler that the support from the Jewish community is zero. Same for the others. I wish them speedy retirement.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 08:38 AM Anonymous Says:

Let them boycott this country and get the hell out of here and back to their hell hole.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 09:22 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

I love America. Where Yemeni-Americans can own bodegas that boycott a newspaper owned by an Australian-American.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 10:22 AM Chelmite Says:

Reality IS NOT in the eyes of the beholder and should not be subject to politically correct distortions

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 10:35 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

there are no Yemeni Americans, they are Arabs, simple, just like there are no so called Israeli arabs, they too are Arabs, there are no so called Palestinians they are arabs. parah adom.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 10:50 AM americanyid Says:

Reply to #5  
PaulinSaudi Says:

I love America. Where Yemeni-Americans can own bodegas that boycott a newspaper owned by an Australian-American.

I love america too, where we can say: "Here is your something" (9//11) or here is your "Fine People" Nazis marching and chanting "Yews will not replace us"

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 11:03 AM ssteinberg Says:

The Post, New York Time, Wall Street Journal is not endangering the Muslim community, Omar is-get it right-Omar's words were quoted. Bann together and be vocal about the harm Omar is doing to her own community.
She was dismissive and disrespectful of what HER Muslim brothers brought to the United States. She should not be a member of congress.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM hashomer Says:

Reply to #7  
triumphinwhitehouse Says:

there are no Yemeni Americans, they are Arabs, simple, just like there are no so called Israeli arabs, they too are Arabs, there are no so called Palestinians they are arabs. parah adom.

Listen up you obnoxious rasha! Are there any Jewish Americans? Take your Hitler-inspired dementia and keep it in your vile head.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM Speaksoftly Says:

"Some people did something " - is a statement reflective of a mindset. The murder of nearly 3000 fellow citizens is heinous enough- but when put into context of a complaint over the reactive anti-Islamic sentiments created therefrom, it demonstrates Omar's identity as a minority first and an American secondarily. The boycott is further demonstration of prioritizing the community over national interests. Therein lies the danger of Democrats prioritizing politics overs national security.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 11:48 AM Educated Archy Says:

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americanyid Says:

I love america too, where we can say: "Here is your something" (9//11) or here is your "Fine People" Nazis marching and chanting "Yews will not replace us"

Fake news. Noone ever called those chanting jews will noi replace us fine people. Its a lie that you keep on repeating.

Our president did say that there were innocent people among the crowd protesting the Lee statue removal, not aware of the nazis present and not part of that chant. They were fine people.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 11:56 AM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

Yemeni-Americans own bodegas? Wouldn't they call them the Arabic equivalent? ( What is the Arabic equivalent? "Bodega" means "store house" en Espanol.)

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 01:59 PM Katanti Says:

Short & simple, Omar and Rashid are both well planted moles! The amazing thing is that she condems the non-existent dual allegiance of Jews, while at the same time aligning herself,100% with radical Islamic organizations, like CAIR.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 05:52 PM Not too smart, nebach Says:

Reply to #10  
hashomer Says:

Listen up you obnoxious rasha! Are there any Jewish Americans? Take your Hitler-inspired dementia and keep it in your vile head.

You’re on the side of the anti semites and you call him a rasha? Wow that’s rich!

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 06:28 PM The_Truth Says:

I still dont get the logic of the Yemeni bodega owners.
The NY post is just explaining what Omar conveniently left out.

"We support free speech, but we will not accept the incitement of violence against Muslims”

The article headline is a disservice to the reality.
Its nothing to do with Yemen, but is specific to Muslims. It wasnt Yemenis who attacked on 9/11, it was Muslims. Omar, speaking to CAIR seems to have conveniently forgotten that, and dismissive of the responsibility that it constantly holds to denounce terrorism.

This is the quote in context, which (IMHO is worse):

"Because here’s the truth — 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."

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 07:19 PM puppydogs Says:

Too bad I read my copy on line and don't patronize the people who patronize the people who did something that our towers fell

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 08:45 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Reply to #7  
triumphinwhitehouse Says:

there are no Yemeni Americans, they are Arabs, simple, just like there are no so called Israeli arabs, they too are Arabs, there are no so called Palestinians they are arabs. parah adom.

Maybe you should try to tell them they are not Yemeni Americans. I am sure you can set them straight. Maybe you should pass out pamphlets on the street or something.

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