Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, representing Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district and member of the far-left Congressional grouping The Squad, has still has not answered serious questions about her family relations.
Ilhan Omar came to the United States as a refugee from Somalia in 1992 and became a citizen in 2000. To the left, her life story – beginning as a refugee from a war-ravaged nation, to becoming one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress – is one of inspiration.
But Ilhan Omar’s record as a Congresswoman has made many rethink whether she has been a net benefit to the United States. Omar appears more interested in helping the Palestinian people and her fellow Muslims globally, rather than the Americans she was elected to represent.
With the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks just passing in the United States, Omar defended her previous description of the attacks as “some people did something”. She maintained that Muslim-Americans were also victims of the attacks in the aftermath as hate-crime targets and losing their civil liberties.
Ilhan Omar’s Brother
But a scandal that Ilhan Omar’s media apologists have not been able to keep under wraps is that she married her brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, as part of an alleged immigration fraud and student loan fraud scheme. They were married from 2009 to 2017 and their marriage produced no children.
Omar’s current husband with whom she has three children is Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi. They were married from 2002 to 2008, had two children, got back together in 2011 and had their third child the next year, but did not legally remarry until 2018 when her divorce from Said Elmi was finalised.
Liberal fact-checkers in the Unites States have not been able to debunk the suspicion that Said Elmi is her brother. Omar has not cooperated on this matter with sympathetic media outlets; her defence has been that she has a large family and because many of them are refugees, identification documents contain scarce information. When critics brought it up, her response was “Insinuations that Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is my brother are absurd and offensive”.
President Trump previously commented on these unanswered questions about Omar’s marriages back in July: “Well, there’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. I hear she was married to her brother. You’re asking me a question about it. I don’t know, but I’m sure there’s somebody who will be looking at that”.
Yesterday on Twitter, Imam Mohamad Tawhidi – an Australian Islamic reform advocate, known as the Imam of Peace – discovered a 2013 Father’s Day tweet from Ilhan Omar well before she came into the public eye.
Imam Tawhidi shared the original Ilhan Omar tweet and highlighted her father’s rather coincidental last name. Rather than respond to it and explain, Omar simply deleted it. But the internet is forever and hence the tweet is available for all to see on internet archiving sites.
Your father is Nur Said?
Not: Nur Omar Mohamed?
So you’re Ilhan Nur Said?
And you married Ahmed Nur Said,
You married your brother.
(Most Americans don’t know that in most Muslim countries, the surname is actually the father’s name)
R E S I G N
Ilhan in 2013 👇🏽 BUSTED. https://t.co/qaHrmgnhHT
— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) September 17, 2019
Laura Loomer has previously reported that Omar and Said Elmi’s incestuous marriage was even more of a
Affairs and Divorce
Another twist has occurred in Ilhan Omar’s bizarre personal life over the past month. She and current husband Ahmed Hirsi have been separated since March.
The reason for their separation was revealed in documents presented to the District of Colombia Superior Court, in a child custody dispute between Dr Beth Mynett and Tim Mynett as part of their divorce proceedings. Beth has said that reconciliation of their marriage is impossible due to Tim’s affair with Ilhan Omar while working for her as political-consultant.
Tim Mynett and his E. Street Group consultation firm have been paid approximately $230,000 by Ilhan Omar’s campaign since 2018 for fundraising consulting, digital communications, internet advertising and travel expenses. The revelation of the affair has prompted calls for a Federal Election Commissions investigation.
Beth claimed that back in April, Tim made a “shocking declaration of love” for Ilhan Omar and was leaving Beth to be with her. The papers go on to state “[The] Defendant’s more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments”.
With these court documents now public, a friend of the couple has told the New York Post that Ahmed Hirsi now wants a divorce. Another source has told Powerline that Hirsi will no longer cover up and lie about her marriage to her brother, this despite Said Elmi threatening Hirsi.
The Unanswered Questions
With a personal life that is full of salaciousness, it would appear that Ilhan Omar has actually assimilated into western cultural norms quite successfully. The hijab that she wears is ironically supposed to symbolise modesty, but it turns out in the hypocrisy stakes she is no different from many of her white male Republican family values counterparts, who have been caught in various gay-sex scandals over the years.
If Ilhan Omar had conducted her personal life in such a manner in a country governed by Islamic sharia law, a cruel punishment would await her. But in western nations, you have civil liberties in your personal life – others may believe you are acting immorally, but you are free to make your own life choices free from violence.
The greatest matter of public concern about this bizarre saga is the immigration and student loan fraud motivation for marrying her brother. In a time when more Americans are concerned about illegal immigration and immigration fraud, the fact that a US lawmaker may have engaged in this is extremely alarming.
The mainstream media have been truthful enough to admit they cannot debunk the allegation and Ilhan Omar is not going to be able to dismiss this as some alt-right conspiracy theory. In western politics, if you want these questions to go away, then the only way is to answer them and be transparent with the people you represent.