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  • Democratic challenger raises 7 times as much money in primary race against Ilhan Omar

    07/14/2020 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/14/20 | Madison Dibble
    A political newcomer outraised Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar sevenfold in the latest quarter of his primary campaign to unseat the controversial congresswoman in Minneapolis. Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney, raised $3.2 million between March and April to fund his race to snatch the Democratic nomination away from Omar. Melton-Meaux reported having $2 million in cash on hand to keep him afloat ahead of the Aug. 11 primary. Omar did not fare as well as her competitor when it came to fundraising. Omar raised just $471,624 in the same time frame, roughly one-seventh of Melton-Meaux's haul. The congresswoman's campaign told the Star...
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn Calls On Ilhan Omar to Resign For ‘Threat to Our Democracy’

    07/11/2020 11:01:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Lidblog ^ | 7/10/20 | Rusty Weiss
    Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is calling on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign after the Squad member called for the “dismantling” of the American political and economic system. Omar (D-MN) made the outrageous statements speaking to members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus on Tuesday. She claimed both the political and economic systems were a form of oppression in America and must be taken apart. “As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” claimed Omar. “We cannot stop at (the)...
  • Venezuelan refugee hits back after Ilhan Omar calls for dismantling America's 'system of oppression'

    07/08/2020 5:16:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/08/20 | Joshua Nelson
    A Venezuelan refugee pushed back strongly on Ilhan Omar’s anti-capitalism statements, claiming on “Fox & Friends" that Democrats have a hidden agenda behind their police reform protests. “I think that the big problem that her statement shows is that she revealed her whole intention from the beginning was not about the criminal justice system," said Daniel Di Martino, who grew up in Venezuela and left the country as socialism took hold. "The Democrats have not wanted to pass things like the Justice Act that the GOP proposed in the Senate by Tim Scott,” said Daniel Di Martino, who grew up...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls For "Dismantling" Systems Of Oppression Like The U.S. Economy, Politics

    07/08/2020 7:37:13 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 07/07/2020 | Ian Schwartz
    At a news conference on systemic racism on Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called on dismantling not just the criminal justice system but the "whole system of oppression," which includes the economy and politics.
  • Ilhan Omar has paid $878G to new husband’s consulting firm, data show: report

    07/07/2020 11:10:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 07 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    When U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar got remarried in March following her divorce, the Minnesota Democrat tied the knot with a man who was a member of her political consulting team. Now, campaign data show Omar has paid Tim Mynett’s consulting firm a total of more than $878,000 since 2018 – including $189,000 just weeks after the couple announced they were husband and wife, the New York Post reported. In the first quarter of this year, Mynett’s E Street Group has received more than $292,000 from Omar’s campaign for digital advertising, fundraising consulting and research services, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis...
  • Ilhan Omar Calls For The ‘Dismantling’ Of US Economy, Political System

    07/07/2020 6:59:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/7/2020 | william davis
    Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar called for the “dismantling” of the U.S. economy and political system Tuesday. “As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” Omar said. “We cannot stop at criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.” Omar held an event Tuesday in her home state of Minnesota with members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus. Omar tweeted earlier Tuesday that the purpose of the event was...
  • Minneapolis City Council approves measure to abolish police force

    06/26/2020 10:22:19 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 126 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2020 | 12:11pm | Ben Feuerherd
    The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a measure to abolish the city’s police department — a radical proposal amid nationwide efforts by activists to defund local law enforcement agencies.
  • Crowded field of challengers hopes to take on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

    06/22/2020 2:10:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 6/21/20 | Clare Foran
    A former television news anchor. A retired New York City police officer and high school civics teacher. An attorney who runs a mediation practice and serves as a volunteer minister. These are just a few of the candidates -- Democrats and Republicans -- who have lined up to challenge three of the most high-profile freshman House Democrats: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. It's not easy to unseat a sitting member of Congress, and the three members of the progressive "squad" have a number of built-in advantages as they run for reelection. **SNIP** But they have become high-profile targets...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar’s father dead at 67 from coronavirus

    06/15/2020 11:47:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/15/20 | Kenneth Garger
    Rep. Ilhan Omar’s father died on Monday from complications of coronavirus, the congresswoman announced. The Minnesota Democrat released a statement that said Nur Omar Mohamed had passed earlier in the day after battling the virus which has sparked a worldwide pandemic. He was 67-years-old. “It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away today due to complications from COVID-19,” Omar’s statement read. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him. My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time,” the statement...
  • Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's father dies from COVID-19 complications

    06/16/2020 9:30:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/16/2020 | BY MELISSA QUINN
    Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, revealed late Monday that her father died due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Omar announced the passing of her father, Nur Omar Mohamed, in a statement that included the phrase from the Quran, "Surely we belong to God and to him shall we return." "No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him," Omar said. "My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time." Omar was elected to Congress in 2018, becoming the first Somali-American lawmaker and one of...
  • Ilhan Omar's father dies from coronavirus complications

    06/16/2020 1:51:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NBC 'News' via MSN ^ | 6/16/20 | Phil Helsel
    U.S. Rep. Ilham Omar said Monday that her father, Nur Omar Mohamed, had died from complications from the coronavirus illness COVID-19. "No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him," Omar, D-Minn., said in a statement. Omar, who asked for privacy, said her father died Monday. She did not provide information about her father's age or any previous medical conditions. The lawmaker, elected in 2018, is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. In the statement, she wrote, "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'cuun," which translates to, "Surely we belong to God...
  • Ilhan Omar: Minneapolis Police Department "Rotten To The Root," Must Be Dismantled And Replaced

    06/15/2020 6:21:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 59 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 14, 2020 | Tim Hains
    "You can't really reform a department that is rotten to the root. What you can do is rebuild," Rep. Ilhan Omar explains her calls to defund the police departments. "No one is saying crimes will not be investigated."
  • Communities will still be 'safe' without cops, says Ilhan Omar - but fails to explain how Americans will be protected or crimes investigated without law enforcement

    06/14/2020 3:24:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2020 | Katelyn Caralle
    'I think that's really where the conversation is going wrong, because no one is saying that the community is not going to be kept safe,' Omar told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday morning. The progressive Minnesota representative asserted that crimes would still be investigated and there would still be a 'proper response when community members are in danger.' 'What we are saying is, the current infrastructure that exists as policing in our city should not exist anymore,' she asserted. 'And we can't go about creating a different process with the same infrastructure in place. And so dismantling it, and then...
  • Ilhan Omar's GOP challenger eyes upset in November, hits 'unthinking' call to defund police

    06/13/2020 4:32:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/20 | Adam Shaw
    Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Republican-endorsed challenger is pushing back against what he calls the radical congresswoman’s “unthinking” call to defund the Minneapolis Police Department -- and says he believes he has a good chance of climbing a “political Mount Everest” and unseating her in November. “It’s just a quick, unthinking type of solution that goes along with her way of thinking and her way of doing business, and I think it’s just a bad idea all the way around,” Lacy Johnson told Fox News of the push to defund the police, which he also called “dangerous” and “reckless.” **SNIP**...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar: I Will Never Stop Saying We Need To Dismantle The Minneapolis Police Department

    06/09/2020 4:21:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/08/20 | Ian Schwartz
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at an "anti-law enforcement rally" in Minneapolis over the weekend: "I will never stop saying not only do we need to disinvest from police but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department... The Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root. And so when we dismantle it, we get rid of that cancer and we allow for something beautiful to arise. And that reimagining allows us to figure out what public safety looks like for us."
  • Omar: Minneapolis Protesters Were ‘Terrorized’ by National Guard and Police

    06/01/2020 7:34:44 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MAY 31, 2020 | Josh Christenson
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) said Sunday that Minneapolis protesters who defied the governor's curfew orders Friday and Saturday night were "terrorized" by the National Guard and police enforcing the governor's orders. "There really was also many people who chose to demonstrate and not abide by the curfew, who felt like they also were terrorized by the presence of tanks, by the presence of the National Guard and a militarized police," Omar said on ABC's This Week. The Minneapolis protests, which started last week in response to the death of a black man held in police custody, took a violent...
  • Minnesota Governor’s Daughter Hope Walz Was Tweeting Out Intel to Violent Looters and Rioters Just Like Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Isra Hirsi

    05/31/2020 7:47:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 31, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    We knew from recent rallies and riots that it’s highly likely the groups behind today’s riots are Domestic terrorists, revolutionary communists, US based radical Islamist organizations and others related to the Democrat Party. Today we have more proof this is the case. We reported a few days ago that Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar’s daughter tweeted out support for the protestors: Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s daughter Isra Hirsi, retweeted a list of supplies for “comrades” who are rioting in Minneapolis. Isra Hirsi is the co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and her Twitter bio says she ‘hates capitalism.’ Isra Hirsi...
  • State troopers are called in and Minneapolis Mayor asks for National Guard's help as city braces for a third night of violence after a looter is killed in George Floyd protests and stores are torched and ransacked

    05/28/2020 11:33:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2020 | Lauren Fruen and Rachel Sharp
    State troopers have already been called in and Mayor Jacob Frey asked for the National Guard's help after one suspected looter was fatally shot and stores were left ransacked and torched. Shocking images Thursday morning show the widespread destruction left in the wake of the protests over the death of Floyd in police custody on Monday. Chaos first erupted Tuesday after footage showed a white police officer knelt on the father-of-two's neck for eight minutes. By Wednesday stores including Wendy's, Target, Walmart and AutoZone had been looted, ransacked and some set alight before rioters tried to bust open an ATM.
  • False headline claim: Ilhan Omar faces 40 years in prison and deportation

    05/20/2020 3:44:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/19/20
    A widely circulated article on social media makes the claim that Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar (D) is facing 40 years in prison and deportation “after newly uncovered crimes”. This headline is false. Additional allegations and speculation within in the articles that the posts reference are beyond the scope of this fact check. **SNIP** One instance of the claim that she is facing 40 years in prison (here) stems from a 2019 video by The Next News Network (here) in which the host references a supposed investigation into Omar by right-wing journalist David Steinberg. David Steinberg ( of PJ Media allegedly...
  • 'Trifecta of that hate': Omar says death threats against her and other Muslims are a result of Trump's presidency

    05/17/2020 9:33:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    "To serve our country and deal with this kind of hate really it sets, I think, the wrong tone and sends a message that our country isn’t as inclusive, as welcoming as we could like it to be," Omar said. "And so, I work really hard to try to make sure that we are leading with compassion."