Ilhan Omar

My day with Snopes

Featured image I originally posted this personal account of my experience with the left-wing dopes at Snopes earlier this year on March 26. I thought it might be of interest to some readers in light of the ordeal of the Babylon Bee, recounted here by John Hinderaker yesterday. This is my March 26 post: Over the weekend I came across the Snopes fact check: “Did U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Marry Her Brother?” »

The Omar-Tlaib circus comes to town

Featured image Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and friends have seized the moment to hold a press conference in the Minnesota State Capitol peddling the PLO/Hamas line on the state of Israel and its “occupation” of the West Bank. Their reference to the “Palestine” that exists only in the genocidal imagination of their allies says it all. While they decry the impingement of the freedom of West Bank Arabs in various »

Intersectionality On the West Bank

Featured image If Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar had made their visit to “Palestine,” their time would have been devoted exclusively to bashing Israel. Their attacks would have combined American-style leftism with Palestinian religious solidarity. And yet, as Scott has pointed out more than once, there are obvious tensions between Islam and the contemporary Left, as embodied by the Squad. What branch of Islam is it, exactly, that celebrates abortion, homosexuality and »

Anti-Semitic group sponsored proposed Omar-Tlaib trip to Israel

Featured image In thinking about the aborted visit to Israel by Reps. Omar and Tlaib, it’s helpful to know who organized the trip. The trip was planned by an outfit called Miftah. Miftah is an anti-Semitic organization. It promotes hatred of Jews and celebrates the terrorists who massacre them. No surprise, then, that Omar and Tlaib chose Miftah to plan their trip. The most egregious manifestation of Miftah’s anti-Semitism was its publication »

Ilhan Unleashed

Featured image Ilhan Omar isn’t going to Israel, but it turns out she didn’t need to go after all–she knows all about it. Omar unleashed this Twitter rant against Israel a little while ago: Let’s be clear: the goal of our trip was to witness firsthand what is happening on the ground in Palestine and hear from stakeholders —our job as Members of Congress. But since we were unable to fulfill our »

In a silent way

Featured image One of the most interesting threads left dangling in the curious case of Ilhan Omar is the one hanging from Wilecia Harris. Harris signed the 2009 marriage certificate for Omar’s marriage to Ahmed Elmi. With Harris’s signature the clock strikes 13 (or higher) in the Omar saga. As I noted in “Whence Wilecia?,” I posted the certificate and commented in it in part 3 and part 7 of my “mixed-up »

Beauty Queens Are Smart

Featured image Sarah Idan certainly is. She was Miss Iraq at the 2017 Miss Universe contest. She got into trouble for posting on Instagram a photo of herself with Miss Israel: The resultant outrage in Iraq forced Miss Idan and her family to flee the country. She now operates out of Los Angeles. Last month, she provided a blast of truth at a meeting of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council in Geneva. »

More on Omar’s Mystery Man and Omar’s Multiple Frauds

Featured image The Daily Mail’s tabloid-style investigation may have pointed to yet another Omar fraud: Omar’s camp has paid Mynett’s company – E Street Group – more than $250K in consulting fees and travel expenses, dating from last August until June 11, according to Federal Election Commission records. I haven’t seen the chronological breakdown of Mynett’s bills, but the Congressional election was in November, and Omar’s campaign continued paying Mynett for seven »

Omar’s mystery man identified

Featured image Sources told me some six weeks ago that Ilhan Omar had essentially abandoned her family in Minneapolis and wanted her current legal husband — husband number 1, Ahmed Hirsi, the father of her children — to seek a divorce from her. I understood that Omar doesn’t want to be seen by the local Somali community as seeking a divorce, either under Islamic custom or American law. Getting into Omar’s personal »

Omar’s mystery man appears

Featured image My Somali sources tell me that Ilhan Omar’s new guy raises funds for her and is not Somali. The Daily Mail has posted this story together with the exclusive March 24 video below of the two leaving Caffé Pinguini’s in Playa Del Rey after her CAIR speech in Los Angeles the previous evening. (The Daily Mail, however, doesn’t have a clue who the guy is.) When my friendly sources texted »

Meet the Squad

Featured image The White House has taken aim against the the Squad (“leaders of the Democrat Party”) with this highly effective video. It features President Trump quoting Squad members before an audience, followed by video of the Squad member (Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley) saying exactly what Trump alleged. The video clips expose the Squad’s racism, anti-Americanism, and sheer stupidity. I expect this ad will rack up millions »

Whence Wilecia?

Featured image We are familiar with congressional scandals involving wine, women, and money. Mark Twain famously characterized Congress as our only distinctly native criminal class. The curious case of Ilhan Omar, however, presents us with something new in congressional corruption scandals. They are scandals peculiarly fitting the age of Trump. One has the sense that the scandals in which Omar finds herself implicated are about to crack open. We have the unrebutted »

Just married…and divorced

Featured image Sources told me a month ago that Ilhan Omar had essentially abandoned her family in Minneapolis and wanted her current legal husband — husband number 1, Ahmed Hirsi, the father of her children — to seek a divorce from her. I understood that Omar doesn’t want to be seen by the local Somali community as seeking a divorce, either under Islamic custom or American law. Getting into Omar’s personal life »

Anti-Semites Unite!

Featured image The New York Times has been having trouble with anti-Semitism lately… …so it is only natural that they offered Ilhan (“It’s all about the Benjamins, baby!”) Omar space for an op-ed in today’s paper. Omar’s target, of course, is President Trump: “It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism.” Omar’s op-ed is the usual catalog of horrors: President Trump, who in fact has gone a considerable distance toward restoring the »

Will Ilhan Omar Re-Elect President Trump?

Featured image President Trump tweeted yesterday that Ilhan Omar will help him to carry Minnesota in 2020: In 2016 I almost won Minnesota. In 2020, because of America hating anti-Semite Rep. Omar, & the fact that Minnesota is having its best economic year ever, I will win the State! “We are going to be a nightmare to the President,” she say. No, AOC Plus 3 are a Nightmare for America! — Donald »

Rep. Omar would prefer not to

Featured image In “Ilhan Omar Marriage Flummoxes Media Fact-Checkers” (subhead: “The ‘baseless smear’ that can’t be debunked”), the Washington Free Beacon’s Brent Scher documents the modus operandi of Rep. Ilhan Omar responding to inquiries regarding her tangled marital arrangements. Brent’s story is full of links that are omitted below, but I want Power Line readers to understand that this is where we came in on August 12, 2016. If we have erred »

Observations on the Ilhan Omar Scandal

Featured image Details continue to emerge about the deceptions and frauds that Ilhan Omar has perpetrated over the last decade. For now, though, I want to step back and make two bigger-picture observations about the Omar story. First, the question of whether Omar married her brother in 2009 is really secondary. It is, of course, an attention grabber. (“There’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her »