After all, Minnesota Democrat Congressmuslim Ilhan Omar described acts of Islamic terrorism as a reaction to “America’s involvement in other people’s affairs,” in the wake of the massacre at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya by Somali Muslim terror group Al-Shabaab in 2013.
FOX News (via TheReligionofPeace) Omar recently came under fire for a 2016 letter asking a judge to show leniency toward a group of Minnesota Somali Muslim men accused of trying to join the Islamic State terror group. In the letter, she urged compassion and blamed the men’s “desire to commit violence” on “systematic alienation.”
A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was likely carried out by Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab.
IOL The blast occurred in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants. So far death toll is 11 civilians and 10 others injured,” police officer Mohamed Hussein said.
Al-Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia against government and other targets. The Al-Qaeda/ISIS-linked terror group is trying to oust the Western-backed central government and establish its own rule based on its strict interpretation of sharia law.
Al-Shabaab’s militants also carry out attacks outside Somalia. Its latest assault in neighbouring Kenya, a suicide and gun attack at an office and hotel complex in the capital Nairobi last month, killed 21 people.
Ilhan Omar has been facing scrutiny over her views concerning foreign policy since she was sworn in last month, including recent comments comparing Israel to Iran and saying she “almost chuckle[s]” whenever the Jewish state is described as a democracy. She later agreed with a liberal activist on social media that current-day Israel is much like the U.S. South during segregation.
Omar represents Minnesota’s Somali community, which has been tied in the past to terrorism and Islamic extremism, is a major recruiting ground for Al-Shabaab with several Somali Muslims from the state having gone to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab as well as to Syria to join ISIS. Several others have been arrested as they tried to leave.
You can hear her contempt for America in the below interview. She mentions the Kenyan Westgate Mall Al-Shabaab terror attack at approx: 11:35