For those not following the current political battle on way to November’s presidential election, Rep. Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, D-MN, is an American politician now serving her first-term as U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district since 2019.
She is the first Somali-American, the first naturalized citizen of African birth, and the first woman of color to hold elective office from Minnesota. As a result of the Muslim uprising in Somalia – including the terrorist onslaught of that country’s al-Qaeda-affiliate Al Shabbab – thousands of Somali refugees were allowed into the U.S. and they settled in Minnesota.
“Congresswoman Omar is showing her gratitude to her new home by calling for its destruction, a message that resonates with other refugees across the nation,” notes former police counter-terrorism official Wallace Desmond, Jr. “In fact, she is not shy about calling for America’s downfall,” he added.
The 37-year-old Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Andre Carson (D-IN) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security calling for a full investigation into their unproven allegations that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers fed Muslim detainees pork, in violation of their religious beliefs.
Muslim ICE detainees at the Krome detention facility in Miami allegedly forced detainees to choose between eating pork or eating rotten halal food. “This follows a long line of allegations of ICE violations of their own protocols regarding religious accommodations for detainees, which has included denial of Kosher meals to Jewish detainees, and violations against Hindu and Catholic detainees,” claimed Omar.
Her letter was also signed by other House Democrats including Reps. Donald S. Beyer Jr., Judy Chu, Jim Cooper, Madeleine Dean, Ted Deutch, Debbie Dingell, Veronica Escobar, Sylvia R. Garcia, Jahana Hayes, Jared Huffman, Pramila Jayapal, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Marcy Kaptur, Rick Larsen, Barbara Lee, Jerrold Nadler, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mark Pocan, Ayanna Pressley, Linda T. Sánchez, Jan Schakowsky, Albio Sires, Adam Smith, Juan Vargas, Nydia M. Velázquez, and Bonnie Watson Coleman.
“The United States was founded on principles of religious liberty and equality before the law,” said Rep. Omar. “This episode represents only the latest betrayal of those principles by the Trump Administration—a presidency built on xenophobia and anti-Muslim hate—and a brutal reminder of the inhumanity of ICE detention. This cruel system of abuse must end and its perpetrators must be held fully accountable.”
“This incident in Miami is just one more in a long line of acts of gross dehumanization of our immigrant neighbors by the Trump Administration,” said Rep. Tlaib. “Federal officials must not be allowed to carry out the hate agenda of this President with impunity. Those subjected to this abuse deserve justice and I am proud to join my colleagues in demanding it, as well as working to ensure no other is subjected to it again.”
“These allegations of mistreatment are extremely troubling and demand immediate investigation,” said Rep. Carson. Forcing anyone to violate their religious principles undermines America’s protection and value of religious freedom. We should all be concerned by how ICE has continued to mistreat detainees and violate basic decency and human rights.”
The letter calls on the DHS’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to fully investigate the allegations – which ICE denies – as well as preemptively investigate other facilities with significant numbers of detainees needing religious accommodations.
In another statement from Rep. Omar’s office, she claimed that “the blatant disregard for human life, especially Black lives, is on display once again in our country’s police departments. This time in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Lafayette, Louisiana. Both men were shot in the back by police officers. Jacob Blake is paralyzed from the waist down and Trayford Pellerin is dead.
The shootings of Jacob Blake and Trayford Pellerin are yet again two tragic incidents of police brutality against Black people in America, according to Omar and Democrat members of the House of Representatives.
Besides her radical Muslim beliefs, Omar is a ‘devout’ socialist who believes a far left-wing government and an end to America’s history of “white supremacy” would lead to justice for all minorities.
“On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was viciously murdered by police offices with complete impunity, on camera, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. His death sparked a global movement for racial equality and forced this nation to a moral reckoning over our long sordid history with racism, oppression, and domestic terrorism through white supremacy. There is no silver bullet for the many problems we face, but one thing is clear: we need police reform now,” according to a press statement from Rep. Omar’s office.