Ilhan Omar

In free lunch fraud: A media note

Featured image Today’s Star Tribune features a profile of Bock, the indicted mastermind of the free lunch fraud that we have been covering since this past January. The profile draws heavily on the reporters’ interview of her in the immediate aftermath of the FBI raids that made the scandal public. The only really new element is its mention of my friend Abdi Nur at the top of the story: Aimee Bock’s organization »

Mayor Frey on Ilhan Omar

Featured image Everyone knows Ilhan Omar is a vile ingrate and egregious liar, but these may be among her less detestable qualities. I had nevertheless yet to hear her called out in public by a prominent Minnesota Democrat in the fashion she was last night by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (video below). Frey’s condemnation of Omar reflects his personal experience and it is something more than the weak tea we have come »

Uncuff me here: The fact-check

Featured image FactCheck.Org serves up a reductio ad absurdum of the fact-check form in “Ocasio-Cortez Was Arrested at Abortion-Rights Protest, Contrary to Social Media Posts.” Confirmed: AOC was detained and fined $50, almost like Martin Luther King in Birmingham: Following the arrests, various Facebook posts falsely claimed that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York pretended to be arrested. One post showed multiple pictures of Ocasio-Cortez being held by a Capitol Police officer, »

Uncuff me here!

Featured image Everything about Ilhan Omar is a fraud, including her name. When it comes to civil disobedience, for example, it’s all show business. Omar was one of the the 16 or 17 brave congressmen protesting the tyranny of the Supreme Court decision authorizing states to treat abortion as they see fit. Giving it up for Roe, Omar and AOC briefly restricted their freedom of movement by holding their hands behind their »

Police Brutality In Washington

Featured image Earlier today, there was a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court building in Washington. A number of Democratic politicians participated. The protesters blocked traffic so as to get themselves “arrested” as an act of political theater. What is funny about this is that several of them, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, put their arms behind their backs, pretending to have been handcuffed by police officers. A liberal’s gotta suffer, »

Ilhan inquiries

Featured image We reported on Power Line earlier this week that Ilhan Omar departed for London with husband Tim Mynett on Sunday after getting booed off the Target Center stage Saturday evening. The political reporters at the Star Tribune are still churning out copy and sending out their daily Hot Dish newsletter, but the news about Omar is missing. I wrote the Star Tribune Hot Dish account this morning: I’m a faithful »

The Omar omertà

Featured image A huge Somali audience booed Ilhan Omar when she took the stage at Suldaan Seeraar’s Target Center concert in downtown Minneapolis this past Saturday evening. She was unable to get in a word edgewise. What gives? Surely there is an interesting story there. We posted the video here first thing Sunday morning. The video went viral on Twitter. We followed up here in the post reporting that Omar left town »

Exclusive: Omar blows town

Featured image If you want to keep up with the news about Ilhan Omar, the Daily Mail has been a good place to turn over the past several years. Minneapolis’s Star Tribune — not so much. Today the Daily Mail’s US homepage features the story we reported yesterday morning: “‘Get the f*** out of here’: Squad member Ilhan Omar is booed by 10,000-strong Somali music festival crowd in her OWN district – »

She who gets booed

Featured image The huge Somali community in the Twin Cities is celebrating Somali Week (presented by Amazon, with UnitedHealthCare designated the week’s official healthcare partner). The week runs from July 2 through July 17 (I can’t explain). The highlight of yesterday’s kickoff was to be the first North American appearance of global sensation Suldaan Seeraar at Target Center in a show also featuring DJ Flavio and DJ Challo (I can’t explain). One »

A roadmap for Jew-haters

Featured image The Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby has written a valuable and scrupulously detailed column exploring the handiwork of BDS Boston in “A roadmap for Jew-haters.” You may not have heard much about the roadmap. The news would have been blasted around the world and repeated for days on end if some American minority group other than Jews were the subject of the map. The derangement it manifests is familiar to Power »

Memorial Day weekend with Omar & Ellison

Featured image The category of vile Democrats is a large one and the competition for most vile is stiff. As a Minnesotan, I would nominate Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison for the honor. I have been writing about them for about as long as they have been running for office — since 2016 in Omar’s case, since 2006 in Ellison’s case (running for Congress, Ellison was a »

Beyond Madam Minitrue

Featured image Ahmed Nur Said Elmi moved from London to join other members of his family including his sister Ilhan Omar in Minneapolis. My Somali sources have explained to me that Omar’s father wanted Elmi in town with the family to rescue him from the flagrantly homosexual lifestyle he was living in London. As I understand, Omar was to lend a hand in taking him from what their father saw as a »

Ann Coulter defies Madam Minitrue

Featured image Madam Minitrue has relegated the story of Ilhan Omar’s fraudulent 2009 marriage to brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi — the marriage was officiated by Christian minister Wilecia Harris — to the category of “domestic Russian disinformation,” akin to the far-out New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop from hell. Ann Coulter is not taking the cue from Madam Minitrue. Ann takes the occasion of an Omar warning to issue »

From the desk of Madam Minitrue

Featured image The Alpha News story by assistant editor Rose Williams flags some of the perceptive work by Ministry of Truth czar Nina Jankowicz. The story embeds the edited video below showing Madam Minitrue declaring stories that Ilhan Omar married her brother and Kamala Harris slept her way to the top forms of “domestic Russian disinformation.” Looking around on online, I take it that the video is edited from Jankowicz’s April 2021 »

In free lunch fraud, the Times takes note

Featured image Guhaad Hashi Said’s image instructing Somalis to keep quiet — I lifted it from his Facebook page — is the avatar I have used for this series. Long-time Power Line readers may recall that Hashi is Ilhan Omar’s enforcer. That’s how I first heard about him in the course of my initial reporting on Omar’s marriage to her brother over five years ago. Preya Samsundar reported on Hashi in the »

Speaking of hate

Featured image I’m tied up today and wanted to post a column I wrote at the invitation of RealClearPolitics in 2018 shortly after the election of the untouchable Ilhan Omar to represent Minnesota’s Fifth District in Congress. Looking for something I wrote for RCP back in 2003 or so — I couldn’t find it — I came across the Omar column. It seems to me to have stood the test of time. »

In free lunch fraud, the friends of Ilhan Omar

Featured image We are in the early stages of the apparent USDA free lunch food fraud committed under the auspices of the Minnesota nonprofits including Feeding Our Future. So far, the FBI has unsealed three search warrants that have now been executed. The warrants and supporting affidavits lay out the (huge) underlying investigation along with the alleged facts of the case. The Center of the American Experiment’s Bill Glahn has posted a »