Most recently, US President Donald Trump shared a video on Twitter accusing the Democrat representative of being "dismissive" of the September 11th terrorist attacks, interspersing excerpts of her speech with footage of the attacks in NY and Washington DC.
The president posted a video last Friday of her speech to the California chapter of CAIR - the Council on American-Islamic Relations which was founded in 1994.
"For far too long, we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm exhausted of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it", she said.
"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognised that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to civil liberties".
The New York Post featured a headline with Omar's face against the backdrop of a plane striking New York's World Trade Center and the words "here's your something".
Trump seized on another chance to attack Omar, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, tweeting out a video about the controversy.
In a statement on Sunday, Ms Omar said: "Since the president's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referring or replying to the president's video". "It has to stop".
"Even if they don't like what you're saying, if they're talking about him, they're not talking about us", she said.
Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of the Minnesota Democrat.
Considering his lengthy history of hateful remarks, Trump was likely aware of the violent fervor that would ensue following his tweet.
"This is endangering lives", she said, accusing Mr Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism.
Also speaking on a pro-Israel gathering of AIPAC, Bedier said that nearly all speakers spoke against Omar. Toobin said during a panel discussion about Omar Monday morning. "President Trump must take down his disrespectful and unsafe video".
In the resulting controversy, Omar became the target of Islamophobic death threats, which increased in number after Trump's tweet. Sanders was the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to come to her defense in response to Trump's post, writing in a tweet of his own that "Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. I thank the Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats", Omar said in a statement released Sunday evening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday criticized the president for using the "sacred" memory of 9/11 for a political attack.
By Sunday, she had been echoed by numerous 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
Democrats who criticised the president over the tweet defended Ms Omar, with some noting their past disagreements with her.
"The latent threat of violence against a Congresswoman by other members in the U.S.is a different paradigm something which we have seen in America before".