While Somali Congressmuslim, Ilhan Omar, has condemned congressional members for having dual loyalties with Israel, in 2016, she was still talking about Somalia as her “home country.”
Neonnettle A newly discovered video has emerged showing radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) addressing the Revolution Somali Youth League and referring to her native Somalia as “our nation back home.” Footage from the recently resurfaced speech is adding fuel to the fire of the allegations that the controversial lawmaker is “anti-American.”
In the short video clip, while speaking before the RSYL, Omar told the audience that the then-upcoming 2016 elections gave Somali-Americans the “ability” to influence the future of the United States, as well as Somalia.
Rep. Omar, a Muslim and Somali refugee, got into boiling water for saying said that some pro-Israel members of congress in the United States “push for allegiance to a foreign country.” In doing so, Omar managed to echo one of the malignant tropes that have triggered hatred toward Jews for years: the notion that Jewish-Americans somehow have a “dual loyalty” to the US and Israel.
Ilhan Omar addressing the Revolution Somali Youth League in 2015:
“You guys have the ability to impact where our nation is headed….”
— Rep. Steven Smith 🇺🇸 (@RepStevenSmith) July 17, 2019