When Ilhan Omar criticized Israel, the media blew up. She criticizes America and... ?
Ilhan Omar is quite the well publicized figure in the magazine Vogue Arabia — yes, there is such a publication, apparently dedicated to explaining the possibilities for style even in the misogynous Middle East. Anything for a buck (or riyal), as they say.
Naturally the election of the Somali muslim to the US Congress is a big deal in the sharia zones abroad, who are observing activities within the Great Satan for signs of weakness.
Rep. Ilhan Omar is now being presented as a fashion icon in addition to her reputation as a divisive political figure.
However, the American mainstream press has ignored the unseemly reports about Omar marrying her brother to ease immigration to the US. For details, see the investigative pieces of Powerline’s Scott Johnson, ILHAN OMAR: CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER and The Curious Case of Ilhan Omar.
Interestingly, she is quite honest about hating America, a nation which rescued her and her family from a Kenyan refugee camp, yet she says living here is “an everyday assault.”
On his Monday show, Tucker Carlson characterized America as the most generous country in history, but Washington’s choices about the recipients of kindness has not always been wise. It would be better not to welcome historic enemies of Western Civilization inside the gates, and certainly not elect them to the US Congress. But immigration demography will have its effects, and they were totally predictable: admit sharia followers and eventually some will attain a degree of political power.
TUCKER CARLSON (0:58): Omar’s country collapsed as a child. She lived for years in Kenya in that refugee camp; she may have died there without outside help. But help came. From where? From here — America.
And this country didn’t just welcome Ilhan Omar to America: we paid to relocate her family and many others from a foreign continent purely for the sake of being good people, for altruism, because no country in history has been as generous as we are to places we have no ties to and no obligations we’ve been kind anyway, because that’s who we are.
Despite her humble and foreign birth Omar has been elected to our national lawmaking body and good for her — so how does she repay her adopted country, the one that may literally have saved her life? She attacks it as hateful and racist.
And for that she is applauded by the Democratic Party because they view this country as hateful and racist too. The more Ilhan Omar’s America has, they believe, the better, But is that what’s best for America? Here’s another suggestion we should think about. Maybe our immigration system should prioritize people who actually like this country and are grateful to be here. Why wouldn’t we do that?
Here are some clips from Omar’s Vogue interview:
Ilhan Omar: “To Me, the Hijab Means Power, Liberation, Beauty, and Resistance”, Vogue Arabia, March 28, 2019
Twenty years after becoming a US citizen, Ilhan Omar made history in her adopted country. With her hand on her grandfather’s Qur’an, she was sworn into the US Congress, becoming the first hijabi member to do so. The scene was all the more poignant as it marked the lifting of a 181-year-old ban preventing anyone from wearing any kind of headwear in the chamber. Along with Rashida Tlaib (who doesn’t wear a hijab), she was also one of the first two Muslim women to enter Congress, and the first Somali-American. [. . .]
As the US representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, one of Omar’s policies includes promoting and establishing a just immigration system; something that is at odds with the current political climate in the country. “It’s challenging,” she says of living in President Trump’s America, where her status and heritage is constantly criticized. “It’s an everyday assault. Every day, a part of your identity is threatened, demonized, and vilified. Trump is tapping into an ugly part of our society and freeing its ugliness.”
Omar is an example of what Democrats have in mind for America with their immigration project of extreme diversity.