Ilhan Omar in Service of Islamist Agendas

Freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is often presented in the press as the quintessential Muslim American, representing the values of an increasingly politically active class of voters who cling to their religious convictions while embracing progressive activism.  She has unilaterally established the boundaries of appropriate discussion among Muslims, labeling any topic "Islamophobic" that infringes upon her carefully curated image as a champion of the oppressed.  Yet, when it comes to Omar's flirtations with Islamist dictators such as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, her agenda could not be more at odds with the Muslim Americans she claims to represent. While serving as a Minnesota state legislator in September 2017, Omar met Erdoğan in a closed-door meeting.  She gleefully tweeted about her experience in her native Somali, and it was covered in official Turkish media.  The only U.S.-based coverage of the...(Read Full Article)
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