Minnesota’s Rep. Ilhan Omar voiced her disdain on Easter about a video that shows Christians singing contemporary worship music on an airplane.
The video was first uploaded over a week before Easter, but the representative chose this sacred Sunday to chime in on the matter. “I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end?” she asked on Twitter.
Meanwhile, in Omar’s district, Minneapolis recently passed a resolution affirming the right of Muslims to broadcast the adhan, a musical call to prayer, via public loudspeakers.
I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end? pic.twitter.com/5696Erwsl5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 17, 2022
The man with the guitar leading the plane’s passengers was reportedly Jonathan Neo, a 24-year-old Singaporean missionary. Shortly before he became the object of Omar’s ire, he spent time on the Polish-Ukrainian border evangelizing to refugees.
The video was first posted to Instagram on April 9 by a man named Jack Jensz, the founder of Kingdom Realm Ministries. Neo reposted the footage on his Instagram story where he provided more details about the flight, claiming he obtained permission from the aircraft’s captain before leading passengers in song and that they sang in six different languages.
Although Omar is joined by several other online leftists in criticizing Neo and Jensz, some Republicans have fired back. “Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?” congressional candidate Vernon Jones asked via Twitter. “If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia,” he added.
Cicely Davis, a GOP candidate running to unseat Omar, also accused her of hating Christians.
Qatar – a country you’re very familiar with – plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes. They have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens.
It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims. https://t.co/wBX1ycl5nv
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) April 18, 2022