Ilhan Omar

What Genocide? [Updated]

Featured image This is a day old, so you may already have seen it. And it goes back to 2017, when Ilhan Omar, then a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, tweeted this condemnation of the country that saved her from a refugee camp in Kenya: We must confront that our nation was founded by genocide and we maintain global power through neocolonialism. — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 17, 2017 »

Bigotry Is Popular

Featured image Being anti-American and anti-Israel is working well for Ilhan Omar. The Star Tribune reports that she is far and away the biggest fundraiser among Minnesota’s eight House members: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at the center of a national commotion for her remarks about Israel and the 9/11 terror attacks, raised more than $830,000 in campaign cash during her tumultuous first three months in office, far outpacing the rest of »

How and why Hamas founded CAIR

Featured image Ilhan Omar’s Los Angeles CAIR speech — the one that has attracted the current attention — gives the received CAIR origin fable that is recited as fact by the mainstream media outlets. I mean the one that serves up CAIR as a civil rights organization. Mosaic reminds us this morning: Controversy broke out last week concerning remarks Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made at a gathering of the Council on American-Islamic Relations »

Speaking of false (2)

Featured image George Mason University Professor Tim Groseclose wrote yesterday to advise that the Star Tribune staff report on Ilhan Omar’s Colbert appearance last week is worse than I noted. He writes: “The Star Tribune did not provide accurate quotes. Most important, in the Colbert interview she doesn’t even mention the word ‘marriage,’ much less criticize her critics for the married-her-brother claim. I posted some tweets [starting here] with a few more »

Christie Tells It Like It Is

Featured image Chris Christie’s public career has had its ups and downs, but at his best he has brought clarity to a number of issues. On Fox Radio with Brian Kilmeade, he said what he thought about Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “As somebody who had my wife two blocks away from the World Trade Center that day, my brother on the floor of the New York Stock exchange, and a number »

Speaking of “false”

Featured image In a staff report on Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar’s appearance on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show last week, the Star Tribune refers parenthetically to “a false accusation that she had married her own brother[.]” The Star Tribune has published a few stories on Omar’s tangled marital history. None of them resolve the issues implicit in her marriage to husband number 2. Earlier this year one Bethania Palmer of Snopes »

Have We Been Overestimating Omar?

Featured image As you probably know, Ilhan Omar is back in the news. She has taken a lot of criticism for her “some people did something” speech to a CAIR group in California. The problem with Omar’s speech is that she portrayed the September 11 terrorist attacks in anodyne fashion, while suggesting that their real significance lay in the horrific infringements of civil liberties that followed. (Only, of course, they didn’t.) Liberals »

It’s All About the Backlash

Featured image We wrote here about the fact that Rep. Ilhan Omar was scheduled to give a speech in Woodland Hills, California, for CAIR, the terrorist-supporting unindicted co-conspirator of the Holy Land Foundation prosecution. Sure enough, Omar’s CAIR speech made news. Why? She described the September 11 attacks as “some people did something” so that “all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” It’s all about “us,” although »

Slimed by the New Yorker

Featured image I want to reiterate my complaint about the drive-by mugging New Yorker staff writer Benjamin Wallace-Wells administered to me in the profile of Ilhan Omar that was posted online this past Wednesday. In one paragraph of the profile, W-W defamed me with the straightforward implication that I was peddling hate and conspiracy theory in raising the question whether Omar’s husband number 2 is her brother. I emailed W-W on Wednesday »

Sideswiped by the New Yorker

Featured image On March 11 we received an email from New Yorker staff writer Benjamin Wallace-Walls. With the subject line “Reporter’s query / The New Yorker / Ilhan Omar,” here is the text of his message: Hello, The message is for Scott Johnson. Scott, this is Ben Wallace-Wells – I’m a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine, and I’m working on a small piece about Ilhan Omar. I’m wondering if you »

My day with Snopes

Featured image Over the weekend I came across the Snopes fact check: “Did U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Marry Her Brother?” It rates the allegation, originally raised by me on Power Line, “Unproven.” Published on February 15, it stated in its conclusion that neither Omar nor Power Line had responded to a list of questions. Before writing Snopes I searched the Power Line gmail account for any email from Snopes. It turned up »

Omar CAIRies on in LA

Featured image Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar appeared as the featured fundraiser for the CAIR Los Angeles chapter in Woodland Hills last night. CAIR is of course the fake civil rights organization and Muslim Brotherhood front/Hamas affiliate. Omar did not disappoint. She CAIRied on in her accustomed fashion. Omar, incidentally, told a mythical CAIR founding story in her remarks last night. I have posted the video below. Toward the end of »

The curious case of Ilhan Omar revisited

Featured image Ilhan Omar has refused to answer substantive questions regarding her marriage to husband number 2, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. I think is fair to infer that Elmi is her brother and that she entered the marriage for some dishonest purpose. If so, the dishonest purpose would likely have something to do with student aid while she and Elmi went to college in Fargo at North Dakota State University. If Omar »

An omen of Omar

Featured image When Ilhan Omar became the biggest story in the United States for a few days earlier this month, I mostly gave the subject a rest. She is an incredibly duplicitous and tiresome piece of work. I want to return to her briefly this morning. Omar’s Islamist anti-Semitism raised an uproar that she has treated in part as an issue of public relations. It reminds me of her treatment of the »

Omar Headlines for CAIR

Featured image The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is, like al Qaeda and Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR masquerades as a civil rights organization, but is actually a supporter of terrorism, as was demonstrated in the Holy Land Foundation case, where CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator. CAIR is also viciously anti-Israel and anti-Semitic: CAIR has a long record of anti-Israel activity. Its leadership has accused Israel of being a »

Omar explains

Featured image I don’t think there is anything funny about Ilhan Omar. She’s as funny as a crutch, to borrow the old saying. She is unfunny in manifold ways. One of them is her lying. In her interview with Tim Alberta for “The Democrats’ dilemma,” Omar disparaged the sainted Barack Obama by asserting that in critical respects he was as bad as Trump is. She then denied the accuracy of the quote »

Omar Throws In the Towel on Obama

Featured image The arrogance of the Democrats’ first-term socialists, who have now been in Congress for a little under two months, continues to amaze. Ilhan Omar–in the news again, to the dismay of the Democrats’ cooler heads–ripped Barack Obama yesterday, contending in a Politico interview that Obama is just “a pretty face” and that he “got away with murder,” specifically mentioning “caging of kids” at the Mexican border and the “droning of »