Ilhan Omar

The Democratic Party of the Past, and the Future

Featured image Collin Peterson is the closest thing to a conservative Democrat in Congress. He has represented Minnesota’s 7th District, the Northwestern and West Central portion of the state, since 1991. He is currently Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. At one time Peterson was an icon in the district, but his enthusiasm for campaigning has waned and in recent cycles, as his district moved farther away from the Democratic Party, his »

His name is David Steinberg

Featured image Speaking at his rally in Bemidji last night, President Trump paid tribute to the journalism of David Steinberg on Ilhan Omar (video below). In July 2019 we published one of David’s most important investigative pieces under the heading “Tying up loose threads in the curious case.” Trump got it right: David deserves a Pulitzer Prize for his work exposing Omar. When I met briefly with President Trump about my own »

The Omar factor

Featured image As I anticipated in “Notes on the Fifth District race,” Rep. Ilhan Omar handily won the DFL primary race against challenger Antone Melton-Meaux and two nominal opponents yesterday. Omar won by just over 18 points, 57 percent to 39 percent. The official results are posted here. It’s not exactly over — an unknown number of absentee ballots have yet to be tabulated — but it’s over. Melton-Meaux has conceded. On »

Ilhan Omar: Case closed

Featured image Ilhan Omar’s father was the late Nur Said Elmi. Omar has vehemently denied that Nur Said Elmi was his name because the name reflects the fraternal relationship of Ahmed Nur Said Elmi to her — Ahmed Nur Said Elmi being the younger brother she married for fraudulent purposes in 2009. Even though the marriage had long since served its fraudulent purpose(s), Omar didn’t get around to dissolving the marriage to »

The Star Tribune speaks

Featured image The editors of the Star Tribune have spoken up to endorse challenger Antone Melton-Meaux over incumbent Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar in next Tuesday’s DFL primary. The Star Tribune’s endorsement comes in today’s editorial “Melton-Meaux, for integrity and progress.” Challenger’s desire to find common ground sets him apart from incumbent Omar. Understand that the Star Tribune sits squarely in Omar’s district. As she has become an intergalactic superstar, the Star »

It’s Her Story, and She’s Sticking To It

Featured image Ilhan Omar is facing a challenge by a well-funded opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary, Antone Melton-Meaux. Omar has plenty of money, too, although news reports indicate that she has raised hardly any of it in her district. She is popular with extreme left-wingers around the country and remains a heavy favorite for re-election. Still, her campaign is touchy. A friend of mine got a text from Omar’s campaign, soliciting »

Tlaib and Omar face the voters

Featured image In nine days, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will defend the congressional seat she won in 2018. Her opponent is Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president whom Tlaib defeated by just 900 votes out of 90,000 cast in that year’s primary. One week later, Tlaib’s fellow “squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar, will try to stave off challenger Antone Melton-Meaux. Tlaib faces a tough fight. As Dave Weigel of the Washington Post »

Administering justice with Justice and Drew

Featured image Jon Justice and Drew Lee invited me to join them on their show’s second hour yesterday morning to discuss the enforcement provisions of Governor Walz’s mask mandate. The show runs Monday-Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Twin Cities News Talk 1130 AM. I have embedded the second hour of yesterday’s show in podcast form below. I asserted during my segment that Star Tribune reporter Jeremy Olson showed no evidence »

Blois Olson: The line on CD 5

Featured image After I wrote this morning about this morning’s lame DFL press conference yesterday afternoon I received Blois Olson’s “morning take” on the race as set set forth in his emailed Fluence Media tip sheet (you can sign up for it here). I thought readers might find it of interest. I am quoting it at length below with the kind permission of Blois: CD5: The DFL primary in the Fifth District »

Ellison lends Omar a hand

Featured image Yesterday I noted that Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar is on the DFL primary ballot next month and that her principal opponent substantially outraised her in the second quarter. Does Omar feel some heat or think she needs help? She has held a multimillion dollar war chest deriving almost entirely from out of state donors over the past two years. She has to be a huge favorite in the »

Omar meets the press

Featured image Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar is on the ballot of the August 11 DFL primary. Her chief primary opponent has made news by substantially outraising Omar in the second quarter. Given that Omar’s current husband is also her fundraiser, that ought to make for fun conversations over the dinner table. With the primary impending, Omar turned up for an interview of sorts with Esme Murphy yesterday morning on WCCO »

O brother, where art thou?

Featured image We’re all tired of Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar, no one more so than I am, but it would be wrong to tune her out. She seeks to lead the revolution that we now need to face down. The Daily Wire has a good account of her bid to lead the revolution in her district in “Democrat Ilhan Omar: Defund Minneapolis Police, They’re ‘Cancer,’ ‘We Don’t Want Your Damn »

David Steinberg: Omar’s latest ilhusion

Featured image Tipped by a Somali friend, I wrote about Ilhan Omar’s most recent scam in the post “Omar’s latest ilhusion.” Using a local food bank program that she had literally nothing to do with, Omar was fraudulently raising funds for her own political purposes. Unfortunately much of the evidence was written with the usual disappearing ink. David Steinberg now retraces Omar’s steps in the meticulously reported column “Minnesota imam confirms Rep. »

An Ilhan Omar update

Featured image Ilhan Omar has attracted a few DFL opponents to her endorsement for her continued representation of Minnedota’s Fifth District. The Star Tribune’s Patrick Condon profiled one of them yesterday in “Democratic challenge materializes to Rep. Ilhan Omar.” I support Leila Shukri Adan in the DFL and wish endorsed GOP candidate Lacy Johnson the best in the election, but let’s get real. It’s a D+26 district, at least. I’m with Leila. »

Nuff Nur Said

Featured image I didn’t get around to viewing Norah Shapiro’s Time For Ilhan until it was made available without additional charge on Amazon Prime. The documentary covers Omar’s 2016 campaign to represent the state legislative district including the heavily Somali neighborhood known as Little Mogadishu and part of the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. Omar took Shapiro inside her campaign. She must have known Shapiro would give Omar the hagiographic »

DM flaunts Omar, flouts usage

Featured image The Daily Mail continues to stake out Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar and new husband Tim Mynett in Washington, DC. The Daily Mail flags its most recent story as yet another exclusive: “EXCLUSIVE: Forget social distancing! Newlywed Ilhan Omar and her chief fundraiser husband share some PDA as they take a stroll in Washington DC.” I’ve got an exclusive of my own. Reporter Martin Gould and his Daily Mail »

Daily Mail: Abdi Nur living in fear

Featured image Abdi Nur was my first Somali source on Ilhan Omar in August 2016. He contacted me after my post “Her back pages” had roiled Omar’s campaign for state legislative office. Wary of each other the first time around, we agreed to meet in a public place in downtown Minneapolis. Two weeks ago we published “Abdi Nur’s plea for help.” In that post I reported: “The Ilhan Omar-inspired reign of terror »