Footage from the flight showed Christians singing gospel music ‘30,000 feet in the air’ in a video that has sparked a debate about the nature of worship online.
Omar, who is Muslim, retweeted the clip saying: ‘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?’
Vernon Jones, a Democrat-turned Republican politician and staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, slammed Omar over the tweet, asking: ‘Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?’
Cicely Davis, a candidate in the GOP primary in Minnesota, said Islamic prayers on a plane were ‘no problem’ and claimed ‘the issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims’.
Another Minnesota candidate, Royce White, told Omar not to ‘disrespect Christianity’ and warned ‘the Democrats you serve don’t believe in God’.
While Jose Castillo, a Republican candidate running for Congress in Florida, told Omar ‘Muslims can & do pray in public’ in the US as he claimed ‘she wants a country where Christians aren’t allowed to do the same’.
The video, thought to have been filmed on a flight to Germany, shows passengers singing about Jesus, with one man playing the guitar. The clip, posted by Jack Jensz Jr. was captioned ‘We are taking this flight over for Jesus!’
This is the moment passengers’ mixed reactions were captured as Christian singers sang gospel music ‘30,000 feet in the air’
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has been mocked for criticizing a video of passengers singing on a place as part of an Easter celebration on Holy Saturday
Some people aboard the aircraft however didn’t seem amused by the seemingly impromptu in-flight entertainment.
On social media Mr Jensz – who according to Daily Dot seems to be a pastor – describes himself as the founder of religious organisation Kingdom Realm Ministries, based in Philadelphia, in the United States.
However his social media suggests he spent part of the past week in Germany and across Europe, which is where his flight may have been headed, TMZ reports.
He and his wife have posted about working along the Ukrainian border over the past few weeks.
Video posted on social media shows crowds on the plane – which is thought by some to have been on its way to Germany – sing along about Jesus, with one man playing the guitar
Although the video was posted a week ago, it has sparked a social media debate as some have argued the act was ‘pushing’ beliefs on people and others suggested Jewish or Muslim people would have received major backlash if they were to do the same.
One TikTok comment said: ‘I’m a Christian and I don’t believe in enforcing this on anyone, pray in private in your own time.’
‘I’m Christian but there’s definitely a time and place,’ another user added.
However not all were as disparaged by the performance. One Twitter commenter said: ‘I don’t find anything wrong with this video. On the contrary, I have mega respect for the people playing and singing. “Preach the gospel to all the world”.’
But most other users were equally unimpressed, with some even saying they would have ‘opened the emergency exit’ or demanded a refund.
‘And people go on about kids on flights,’ one comment remarked.
Mr Jensz was also slammed after posting another video on TikTok in which he and his wife Lily Jensz were encouraging people on a train to become religious, saying that ‘when you invite Jesus in your life, not only do you get eternal life, but you also get a peace’.
The pair continued: ‘With God, it doesn’t mean bad things won’t happen…but it means that we don’t have to be influenced in our hearts.’
Many online speculate this is a train with Ukrainian refugees, as the couple has recently posted about helping people along the Poland-Ukraine border, but this is unconfirmed.
Sharing the clip, one Twitter user hit out: ‘So the group who tortured people on the airplane with their ‘worship’ songs also harassed people on trains on the same trip.’
MailOnline has reached out to Jack Jensz for a comment.