Has Ilhan Omar finally met her match?

Since her election to the House of Representatives, Ilhan Omar has had a knack for generating national headlines.  Initially, the headlines were positive.  Here was a young Muslim woman who had come to this country at age 10, after having escaped the Somali civil war with her family and then spending four years in a Kenyan refugee camp.  Omar is also extremely photogenic and had impeccable progressive credentials.  She was a perfect fit for Minnesota's 5th District, which encompasses Minneapolis and surrounding areas. The last time the 5th District sent a Republican to the House of Representatives was in 1960.  The same district has also begun to boast a large Muslim population in recent years.  Indeed, it has the largest concentration of Somali immigrants in America.  As of 2016, there were estimated to be between 40,000 and 52,000 Somalis, both immigrants and first-generation children, in...(Read Full Post)
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