Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, born Ilhan Nur Said Elmi (b. 1983 in Somalia) is the Democrat congresswoman from Minnesota's 5th district. Ilhan took over the seat formally held by Antifa promoter Keith Ellison. Ilhan holds a seat on the coveted House Foreign Policy Committee.
At the age of 12, Ilhan Nur Said Elmi emigrated to the United States under the name Ilhan Abdullahi Omar. Two brothers and a sister were granted asylum in the United Kingdom under their real names, while Ilhan, her father and another sister obtained the use of an unrelated Omar family name, which had been granted asylum in the United States. In 2009, Ilhan married her brother, two years her junior who had been granted UK asylum in 1995, in order for him to enter the United States.
Somalis living in the Somali community of Minneapolis have been threatened by Ilhan's campaign to remain quiet about what they know of Ilhan's family background, and the numerous instances of fraud Ilhan has allegedly committed since her sham marriage to her brother in 2009.
Ilhan is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, fierce defender of political Islam, and a co-sponsor of the totalitarian Green New Deal. Ilhan is a die hard Russia collusion conspiracy theory hoaxer and voted against humanitarian aid for children in the border crisis.
Ilhan Nur Said Elmi was born in Somalia in 1983. She, her father, two sisters and two brothers, fled the country in 1991 as a result of escalating violence. They stayed in the Dadaab refugee camps of neighboring Kenya until 1995. The unrelated Omar family, which was granted three asylum spots in the United States, allowed Ilhan's father Nur Said, her genetic sister Sahra, and Ilhan to use false names as members of the Omar family. Ilhan’s three other siblings — under their real names — received asylum in the United Kingdom. The family was split up, and Ilhan, her father, and sister Sahra relocated to Minnesota under assumed identities.
Her father’s name before applying for asylum was Nur Said Elmi Mohamed. Her sister Sahra Noor’s name before applying for asylum was Sahra Nur Said Elmi. Her three siblings, another sister and two brothers, were granted asylum by the United Kingdom are Leila Nur Said Elmi, Mohamed Nur Said Elmi, and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi (b. 1985). In 2018 Leila Elmi became Leyla Cilmi.
Ilhan became a naturalized citizen in 2001. In 2009 Ilhan married her brother Ahmed Elmi, who had been granted asylum in the UK. Ahmed relocated to the United States. The two, along with Ilhan's common law husband Ahmend Hirsi, moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 2009 and attended North Dakota State University for two years before returning to Minnesota. Ilhan filed papers for a default divorce until 2017. Ilhan then officially married Hirsi, the father of her three children, in 2018 - the year she ran for Congress.
Ilhan and Ahmed Hirsi have lived together uninterruptedly since 2002 and have three children; Ilhan, Hirsi, and Ahmed Elmi lived together in North Dakota between 2009-2011 while in school.
The P-3 program
The Third Priority, or P-3 program, allowed relatives of asylum refugees to join their families who had already been resettled in the United States. The P-3 family reunification program was shut down by the State Department in 2008 when DNA testing revealed an 87 percent fraud rate among Somalis. Ilhan married her brother Ahmed the following year in order for him to gain entrance into the United States.
Months after getting married in Minnesota in 2009, Ilhan and Ahmed Elmi moved to Fargo, North Dakota. They both attended North Dakota State University between 2009 and 2011. Ahmed Hirsi, the father of Ilhan's children, also moved to North Dakota from 2009 until 2011. All three, Ilhan, Hirsi, and Ahmed Elmi, are recorded to have been living together in North Dakota at the same address in 2009. All three are then recorded as living together at a second North Dakota address in 2010-2011. Ilhan has lived with Hirsi uninterruptedly for 17 years.
On August 10, 2017, as she was preparing a run for U.S Congress, Ilhan filed for a default divorce from Ahmed Elmi: a default divorce can occur when one spouse attests to be unable to locate the other spouse on whom to serve the papers. Ilhan swore under penalty of perjury that she had zero contact with Ahmed Elmi after June 2011.
The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board found that Ilhan filed illegal joint tax returns with Hirsi while still married to her brother. In addition, false statements made during her 2009 marriage filing and 2017 divorce proceedings constituted perjury.
In a series of articles in 2018 and 2019, journalist David Steinberg presented evidence that Ilhan's birth name was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi, that she fraudulently claimed membership in the Omar family to gain asylum, and that her subsequent obtaining of U.S. citizenship may have occurred under false pretenses.
Ilhan is known for saying and tweeting offensive remarks. She allegedly made homophobic comments directed against colleagues. In 2012, Ilhan was accused of anti-Semitism after tweeting that, "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel." She denies that the U.S. is a democracy, comparing it to Iran. In January 2019, she endorsed the autocratic strongman Nicolás Maduro and shared a propaganda video from his government. While opposing sanctions on Venezuela, Omar supports those sanctions on Israel.
As an adult, Ilhan has mocked the deaths of 19 U.S. servicemen in the so-called Black Hawk Down incident in her home country of Somali in 1993. Bodies of U.S. servicemen were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. Ilhan's family used asylum passes granted to another family by the name of Omar to gain entrance into the United States in 1995.
Ilhan exploded on an anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) advocate who asked her if she would condemn FGM. “Your second question is an appalling question...I am disgusted, really to be honest, that as Muslim legislators we are constantly being asked to waste our time speaking to issues that other people are not asked to speak to.”
Minnesota 5th district
According to the AHA Foundation, there are 44,293 women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the state of Minnesota. The AHA Foundation was established to protect women from so-called “honor” violence, advance freedom of speech in public debate, and support the work of Muslim reformers. The AHA Foundation rates each state A-F on these issues. Minnesota received a D rating due to their poor anti-FGM policies.
Before being elected to Congress Ilhan was a member of the Minnesota state house when in 2017 it considered a bill seeking to make it a felony for parents to subject their daughters to FGM. Ilhan suggested that the bill’s proponents may be seeking media attention. “What I don’t want us to do is to try to create laws because we want to be able to get in the media,” Ilhan said.
Sham rebuke for racist comments
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, despite a massive public outcry for an official rebuke of Ilhan's persistent pattern of anti-Semitic statements, refused to issue a public condemnation of her comments.The U.S. State Department defines on its website anti-Semitism as:
Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.Ilhan asserted that congressional support for Israel is "All about the Benjamins baby," a reference to the Ben Franklin $100 bill, implying that Congress is controlled by a Jewish lobby. In March 2019, the Democratic controlled House of Representatives, under Speaker Nancy Pelosi, refused to pass a resolution rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar for a persistent pattern of anti-Semitic statements.
Ilhan is the darling of leftist media honored with the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Ilhan asserted that congressional support for Israel is "All about the Benjamins baby," a reference to the Ben Franklin $100 bill, implying members of congress are paid off by AIPAC. She has won praise from former Democrat Presidential candidate Grand Wizard David Duke. Ilham refused to condemn terrorist attacks by the fascist Antifa group on ICE facilities, and has promoted the bigoted and divisive claim that all Trump supporters are "racist."
An ethics complaint was filed with the Democrat-controlled Office of Congregational Ethics to look into potential crimes committed by Rep. Ilhan Omar. The crimes include, but are not limited to, perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud.
The complaint also noted that the State of Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has already determined that Rep. Omar violated state campaign finance laws for improper use of campaign funds. She was forced to reimburse her campaign thousands of dollars. More significantly, the Board discovered that the federal tax returns submitted by Rep. Omar for 2014 and 2015 were filed as “joint” tax returns with a man who was not her husband, named Ahmed Hirsi, while she was actually married to Ahmed Elmi. Sources in the Somali community have expressed fear regarding published video and photo evidence confirming threats from Omar’s campaign team. These sources have shared other evidence of threats.
- Rashida Tlaib
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Ayanna Pressley
- Left-wing Anti-Semitism
- "The Squad", the clique which Omar is a member of
- Tapscott, Mark (January 21, 2019). GOP Punishes Steve King, Anti-Semitic Dem Gets Choice Committee. The Epoch Times. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
- Pollak, Joel B. (December 15, 2018). Ilhan Omar Trolls Mike Pence: ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’. Breitbart News. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
- "Ilhan Omar says Donald Trump is "really not" human, "silly" to compare him to Barack Omar," Newsweek, March 12, 2019.
- Pollak, Joel B. (January 28, 2019). ZOA Slams ADL for Accepting Ilhan Omar’s Non-Apology for Antisemitic Rhetoric. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Mikelionis, Lukas (January 31, 2019). Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed for saying she 'chuckles' when Israel is called a democracy, compares it to Iran. Fox News. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Adams, Becket (January 26, 2019). Rep. Omar backs Maduro regime, shares state-run propaganda on social media. Washington Examiner. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
- Pollak, Joel B. (January 28, 2019). Ilhan Omar Opposes Sanctions on Venezuela — But Wants Them on Israel. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
- Morton, Victor (July 14, 2019). Ilhan Omar retweets article branding all Trump supporters as racists. The Washington Times. Retrieved July 14, 2019.