Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is not new to slinging insults and the freshman is at it again, this time dissing the very country she represents and its president. In an interview with Vogue Arabia, she was asked what it was like living in “President Trump’s America” and she said “It’s an everyday assault.” Regarding the matters of immigration, she referred to part of our society as “ugly” and insinuated that our commander and chief uses that flaw to his own benefit:
“It’s an everyday assault. Every day, a part of your identity is threatened, demonized, and vilified. Trump is tapping into an ugly part of our society and freeing its ugliness.”
Omar first gained the attention of the American people when she was elected into the 116th Congress wearing a hijab and using the Quran in her swearing in ceremony. The Somali refugee came to the U.S. in 1995, settled in Minnesota, and worked her way up to represent her constituents. But then she really made her blip on the Swamp radar with numerous anti-Sematic remarks that insulted and angered the populace. Comments such as “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel” caught the attention of the world over, including Vice President Mike Pence, who even called for Omar’s removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. After declaring that anti-Semitism had no place in Congress, Pence said during the annual America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting: “And at a minimum anyone who slanders those who support this historic alliance between the United States and Israel should never have a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the United States House of Representatives.”
Omar’s Self-Identification Issues
Omar was 12 years old when she came to America and, according to her, it was the first time she had trouble with her own identity:
“It was the first time that all of the identities I carried and had pride in, became a source of tension. When you’re a kid and you’re raised in an all-black, all-Muslim environment, nobody really talks to you about your identity. You just are. There is freedom in knowing that you are accepted as your full self. So the notion that there is a conflict with your identity in society was hard at the age of 12.”
This crisis of self has followed her political career as well, especially now that Trump is president. Again, speaking about the difficulties of being a representative in a Trump America, she said:
“It’s been a challenge to try to figure out how to continue the inclusion; how to show up every day and make sure that people who identify with all the marginalized identities I carry, feel represented. It’s transitioning from the idea of constantly resisting to insisting in upholding the values we share – that this is a society that was built on the idea that you could start anew. And what that celebrates is immigrant heritage.”
Here’s a couple of questions to consider:
- What about the constituents that do not “identify with all the marginalized identities” of Omar?
- Resisting and insisting have become the left’s favorite tactic, and she has aptly demonstrated her dedication to battle ahead regardless of who she insults. How much further will she go?
- Immigrant heritage is one thing, but what about the illegals who try to force their way onto our soil and refuse to become citizens?
Omar said that wearing her hijab gives her the opportunity to be a “walking billboard” representing her faith, but also something different in the American society. “To me, the hijab means power, liberation, beauty, and resistance,” she said. It’s the “resistance” that should trigger a few alarm bells to Americans.
Aside from her anti-Semantic comments, the representative may also have some ties to less scrupulous political figures. As Liberty Nation’s Jeff Charles explained, “Omar, who was recently placed on the House Foreign Relations Committee, has familial connections to powerful individuals in the Somali government and appears to have exerted some influence over the country’s latest elections.” And let’s not forget that, while serving as a state senator, Omar tried to help nine men accused of trying to join ISIS, saying that society should use “inclusion and rehabilitation” in our dealings with potential terrorists. Even when one of the accused men admitted: “I was going strictly to fight and kill on behalf of the Islamic State.”
Now the woman continues to bring insult to the very country that has given her and her family sanctuary as they sought to be free of the Somalian war and make a better life. How’s that for gratitude?
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