(Tea Party PAC) – In a recent profile of radical freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the freshman lawmaker reportedly slammed America as “unjust” while speaking to high school students, denigrating the nation that took her in as a refugee for failing to meet her expectations, even criticizing her fellow Democrats in Congress.
According to the profile in the Washington Post, the comments were made when Omar addressed 400 high school students in Minnesota about her personal experience of coming to the United States from a Kenyan refugee camp, and that it had been nothing like what she expected.
(It must be noted that her family did not, in fact, return to the Kenyan refugee camp when America failed to meet their young daughter’s expectations.)
“I grew up in an extremely unjust society, and the only thing that made my family excited about coming to the United States was that the United States was supposed to be the country that guaranteed justice to all,” she told the students, the Post reports. “So, I feel it necessary for me to speak about that promise that’s not kept.”
Later, she told the Post about an orientation video she had watched before coming to the US, and how it differed from what she saw in New York City, which she called cramped dirty, and populated by panhandlers.
(And yet she joined the political party responsible for such a city’s cramped and dirty conditions. Weird.)
“This doesn’t look like the America you promised,” Omar said she told her father. Her father apparently replied, “We’re not in our America yet.”
(The one taken over by Muslims?)
She went on to say that she came to learn that she was the “extreme other” (whatever that means) after arriving in America at the age of 12.
“I was black. I was Muslim. I also learned I was extremely poor and that the classless America that my father talked about didn’t exist,” she said.
(And yet she’s not railing against countries with actual caste systems.)
She also told the students a story which she later admitted could have been partially fabricated on her part, about an old lady who had been arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving 5-year-old granddaughter.”
(In some Muslim nations, theives have their hands cut off.)
She told the students that the woman had spent the weekend in jail (her hand intact, presumably), and then taken to court where she was fined $80, which she could not pay. Omar said that she’d yelled out in the courtroom, “Bulls—!”
(Did she really yell “bulls—!” to a group of high school students?!)
The Post noted that the story seemed to mirror the plot of Les Miserables, admitting that, if true, the story was “also probably embellished.”
The Post also added that “City officials said that police aren’t allowed to arrest people for shoplifting unless there’s a likelihood of violence or further crime. Typically, shoplifters are sentenced to attend a three-hour class.”
“She might have had a prior [arrest],” Omar told the Post. “I’m not sure. . . . The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember.”
Interestingly, Omar’s own potential criminal history was glossed over in the article, that of reports that she had filed a joint tax request with the father of her children despite being legally married to someone else.
In spite of recent reports from the Associated Press and the Star Tribune, Minnesota’s largest newspaper, covering the questionably legal tax filing, the Post wrote: “Conservative blogs dug into her complicated marital history. She and the father of her three children split temporarily in the 2000s but still filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015, when Omar was legally married to someone else.”
(Yeah, that’s kind of illegal.)
How can a woman who grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp come to the US, gain an education, become a Congresswoman, and bathe in national media attention, and still call our country unjust?
Well, to be fair, her success story is unjust–someone this disgraceful should never have been elected to Congress.