Ilham Omar words in context were:
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.
But that’s exactly right! That’s the government’s precise MO!
Every time there is a shooting, the state uses it as a pretext to clamp down on gun rights.
Someone abuses drugs, and the state claims it needs to step up prohibition for “our own good” and for “public health.”
Someone sells fake vitamins, and that’s suddenly a reason to “regulate” the supplements industry.
Same thing here. A group of men attacked the World Trade Center as revenge for the US empire’s previous wars, and in response, the government started several new wars that are still going on.
They wanted the wars; the state craved its “health”; and the 9/11 attack was a convenient excuse for the state to do what it always wanted to do anyway: murder and loot.
Omar is completely sound on this issue.