Filmmaker and conservative political commentator Dinesh D'Souza decided to give his take on Democratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar's recent comments on the September 11 terrorist attacks that stirred controversy, The Week reports.
In the latest Fox News segment of Laura Ingraham's The Ingraham Angle, D’Souza went a step beyond just criticizing Omar’s comment that the attacks on the Twin Towers involved “some people that did something.”
D’Souza said, “The truth of the matter is, had someone said what Omar did and if that person wasn’t Muslim, I think it still would have been extremely controversial.”
But D’Souza went on to present a hypothetical in which a Martian with no background of the situation interprets Omar’s comments. “If a reasonable person were listening to her—let's say from Mars, with no background—they would not be able to tell if she was on the side of the victims of 9/11 or the perpetrators.”
He claimed that her comments were violent and that conspiracy theories about her “anti-Americanism” were warranted. "This is an assault on the country as a whole, so the suspicion of anti-Americanism seems to have had some legitimate basis,” he said.