Democrat Rep. Omar Addresses Notre Dame Fire, Her Words Cause Outrage Among Christians

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April 16, 2019Apr 16, 2019

On Monday, the whole world watched with horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral burned in the middle of the city of Paris.

Many notable people responded to the fire, including religious leaders and world leaders. Parisians responded by gathering near the cathedral to pray for the firefighters to bring the blaze under control.

After the fire was under control, Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar took to Twitter to respond to the tragedy. She also expressed sadness, but her words rubbed Christians the wrong way.

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Omar wrote, "Art and architecture have a unique ability to help us connect across our differences and bring people together in important ways. Thinking of the people of Paris and praying for every first responder trying to save this wonder."

The radical Democrat's response sparked outrage because she referred to Notre Dame as "art and architecture" instead of a Catholic cathedral and place of worship.

People were quick to point out her odd wording. They all believed it was deliberate.

The cathedral, which is officially known as the Notre-Dame de Paris, was begun in 1160 and largely completed in 1260. It is considered the best example of Gothic architecture. 

It is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paris. Over 12 million people visit the cathedral every year, which makes it the most visited monument in Paris. 

People flooded to social media to share videos and pictures of the fire. 

The cathedral was popularized in the book "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo. The novel revived interest in Notre Dame and led to it being restored and cleaned of grime. 

After the fire was put out, it was announced that the structure of the cathedral had remained in tact. People have already donated almost $800 million dollars to put toward the restoration of Notre Dame.

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