A social media put up insinuating Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, was a terrorist risk was not too long ago shared and preferred by two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigators, based on experiences this week.
The put up described the Muslim-American lawmaker as a “Computer virus” who got here to the U.S. due to a “refugee outbreak” throughout the Obama administration, ABC Information reported Thursday.
The put up included a deceptive video clip that purported to indicate Omar admitting to taking “terrorism courses,” based on the report.
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A senior Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) agent, Leslie Derewonko, shared the put up on his LinkedIn web page, the information community reported. “And that is what represents America,” Derewonko stated in a caption accompanying the put up, based on ABC.
Jerry Templet, deputy particular agent in control of HSI’s San Francisco workplace, preferred the put up, it was reported.
HSI is ICE’s investigative department.
Derewonko has additionally used LinkedIn to touch upon posts expressing anti-immigrant views, BuzzFeed Information reported Thursday.
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“It’s alarming public official charged with executing our immigration insurance policies endorses such poisonous views of refugees, Muslims, and an elected official,” Dalia Mogahed, the director of analysis on the Institute for Social Coverage and Understanding, advised BuzzFeed.
The information outlet reported that Derewonko eliminated the ICE affiliation from his LinkIn profile and that Templet seems to have deleted his LinkedIn profile.
ICE representatives advised BuzzFeed and ABC Information that the company was conducting a assessment to find out if the content material violated departmental insurance policies.
Omar’s latest remarks criticizing Israel prompted critics to deem her an anti-Semite. These feedback additionally spurred a vote within the Home this week condemning “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and different types of bigotry.”