Muslim activist tears into Chelsea Clinton's 'caucasity' at NZ victims' vigil (VIDEO)
Chelsea Clinton was forced to apologize after a Muslim activist ambushed her at a public vigil for New Zealand mosque attack victims, accusing her of stoking anti-Muslim violence with her criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Clinton was attending a vigil for the victims of the massacre at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand that left 49 people dead and over 40 injured. So far, an Australian man named Brenton Tarrant has been charged with murder and three other people remain in police custody. It is alleged that Tarrant was motivated by neo-fascist, white supremacist beliefs, which he laid out in an extensive manifesto published several weeks before the attack.Also on rt.com New Zealand mosque shooter cites Candace Owens as inspiration for attacks
A video of the verbal fight that broke out shortly after Clinton arrived at the vigil shows a visibly agitated Muslim activist calling Hillary Clinton's daughter out for her past remarks towards the freshman Minnesota Rep.
Here's the (now deleted) video that @Esor___Fasa so proudly posted of her friend harassing @ChelseaClinton at a vigil for the NZ victims. Seriously take a step back and think about your actions in these days of division. pic.twitter.com/VGpCpPB1PC— Rudy Roods (@RoodsRoods) March 16, 2019
Clinton, apparently taken aback by the accusations flung at her, can be seen apologizing profusely for what she argues was an unintended offense.
"It certainly was never my intention, I do believe words matter, I believe we have to show solidarity," Clinton says.
"This, right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world!" the activist says, adding that she wants Clinton to "feel deep inside" her guilt in what happened to the victims.
"Forty-nine people are dead because of the rhetoric that you put out there," she charged.
A video of the confrontation was posted by a friend of the activist on Twitter, who then deleted the footage and most of her tweets.
The activist who faced off with Clinton took to Twitter herself, saying that the invitation to the vigil extended to Clinton made her "viscerally angry" and she was not going to apologize for her outburst.
i was on the verge of tears all day today and actually cried on my into and during prayer but the charade of a vigil where more non-muslims than muslims spoke and chelsea clinton was invited made me so viscerally angry and i will not apologize for that— sippin on dat (@vivafalastin) March 16, 2019
Before the incident, she took aim at the "caucasity" of the fact that Clinton was invited, accusing her of "stoking Islamophobia and racism surrounding Ilhan Omar."
the CAUCASITY that chelsea clinton has showing up to a vigil for the 49 muslims massacred in an islamophobic hate crime after STOKING ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RACISM surrounding ilhan omar.... fucking ridiculous.— sippin on dat (@vivafalastin) March 15, 2019
After the very public row with Clinton began making headlines, the activist said that she was receiving "death threats" for "calling a hypocritical white woman out."
getting death threats after calling a hypocritical white woman out at a vigil for murdered muslims is a particularly ripe brand of irony— sippin on dat (@vivafalastin) March 16, 2019
Clinton was among establishment Democrats who tore into Omar for her suggestion that the wealthy Israeli lobby has an overbearing influence in US politics. The Somali-American congresswoman, one of two Muslim Americans in Congress, was accused of invoking an anti-Semitic trope and implying that American Jews might have dual allegiance.
In February, Clinton interjected in a heated debate between Omar and Orthodox Jewish journalist Batya Ungar-Sargon over the role of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in politics. Asked who was paying American politicians to think pro-Israel, Omar responded: "AIPAC."
Co-signed as an American. We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 11, 2019
Omar invited Clinton to talk about the issue. "I look forward to building an inclusive movement for justice with you."
👋🏽 Chelsea - I would be happy to talk. We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies. And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith.I look forward to building an inclusive movement for justice with you. 💪🏽 https://t.co/EGA9NQfBCi— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
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