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    Omar, a Muslim, delivered her biblical comments in response to Marco Rubio's criticism of Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, who asserted that one could not simultaneously serve the Christian God and serve in the military.

    Democratic US congressional representative Ilhan Omar on Wednesday tweeted an attempt to school Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Christianity and the Bible.

    Her move, however, was met with intense condemnation from some social media users as she appeared to misspell the book of Matthew, the word "money" and, as some insist, misinterpreted words credited in the Bible to Jesus Christ.

    Piquing Rubio on his criticism toward Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, who claimed that military service is incompatible with service to the God of Christianity, Omar quoted the Bible's book of Matthew: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and dmoney [sic]".

    ​The misspellings prompted some netizens to pique Omar, offering options to "Matthews" she could have quoted instead.

    ​Others attacked Omar for schooling Rubio on the Christian faith as she is a Muslim.

    ​Omar's failure to spell "money" correctly was also brought to attention.

    ​​Some, however, insisted that both sides of the conflict were wrong in their interpretation of the text of the Bible.

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