‘Jihad Squad’ meme with Omar & co. on Illinois GOP page angers Democrats — RT USA News

A Republican group has distanced itself from an altered movie poster that had appeared on its Facebook page, depicting four progressive congresswomen as the members of “The Jihad Squad.” The post drew wrath from local Democrats.

The now deleted post appeared on the Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association Facebook page on Friday evening. The image is a doctored poster to the 2013 action crime thriller Gangster Squad with the faces of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) photoshopped onto the protagonists.

“Jihad Squad”, the poster read, with the added tagline at the bottom: “Political Jihad is their game. If you don’t agree with their socialist ideology, you’re racist.”

© Facebook / Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association

It is unclear who created the poster, which circulated on social media for quite some time before an unknown GOP operative thought it would be good idea to post it on the association’s official page.

Also on rt.com

After the story broke on local media on Sunday, the outraged Cook County Democratic Party demanded an apology and for the post to be taken down, even though it had already been deleted by that point. The Democrats slammed it as “a racist and inflammatory attack” that “perpetuates the recent attacks by President [Donald] Trump.”

— Read on www.rt.com/usa/464712-jihad-squad-poster-outrage/

1 thought on “‘Jihad Squad’ meme with Omar & co. on Illinois GOP page angers Democrats — RT USA News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.