GOP’s Anti-Muslim Display Likening Rep. Omar to a Terrorist Rocks W.Va. Capitol

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Heated confrontations broke out in the West Virginia statehouse on Friday after the state Republican Party allegedly set up an anti-Muslim display in the rotunda linking the 9/11 terror attacks to a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, NBC News reported.

The display featured a picture of the World Trade Center in New York City as a fireball exploded from the one of the Twin Towers, set above a picture of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's a Muslim.

"'Never forget' - you said. . ." read a caption on the first picture. "I am the proof - you have forgotten," read the caption under the picture of Omar, who is wearing a hijab.

One staff member was physically injured during the morning's confrontations, and an official resigned after being accused of making anti-Muslim comments.

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