(INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT) Anti-Islamist Muslims came to U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's home turf Tuesday night to make it clear that not all Muslims support her shutting down of debate in the Muslim community that was symbolized by her dismissal of a liberal Muslim activist's questions about female genital mutilation (FGM) earlier this summer.
Representatives of the Muslim Reform Movement held a question and answer session at the University of Minnesota called, "Honoring Islam by Taking on the 'Appalling' Questions."
Muslim Americans are not monolithic, but they still need to rethink how their religion applies to the modern world, and embrace the values found in the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
"When I saw this video, I was pretty disappointed ...," said Ayah Abuserrieh, who organized the event for the University of Minnesota College Republicans. "I remember Omar's smug look when she aggressively shot down the opportunity to openly converse around a serious topic."