Republican, pro-America, Trump-supporting Muslim-American refugee from Iraq, Dalia al-Aqidi, announces she’s running to crush Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota.
Dalia al-Aquidi is taking on Ilhan Omar head-on. She’s an Iraqi refugee who came to Minnesota to escape the Sadaam Hussien regime. Dalia also has real qualifications to be a United States Congresswoman. Unlike Omar, she loves America and believes it is the greatest nation on earth.
While people inside our Congress criticize @realDonaldTrump for targeting Soleimani, I urge you to see how ruthless this person was.
— Dalia al-Aqidi (@Dalia4Congress) January 13, 2020
New York Post al-Aqidi, a former White House correspondent from Iraq, said she felt compelled to run against the Somali-born lawmaker, calling her a divisive figure who has neglected her Minneapolis district.
“She’s spreading hatred, and she is spreading racism throughout not only her district, not only her state, but throughout the whole country, and this is very important,” al-Aqidi, 51, told The Post on Thursday after announcing her GOP run. “She’s hurting the moderate Muslims; Muslims like myself. She doesn’t represent me as a Muslim,” she continued.
Al-Aqidi and her family fled Iraq to escape Saddam Hussein’s regime when she was in her 20s and became US citizens in the early 1990s.
The challenger established a prestigious career as a political reporter, working for Voice of America and then as a White House correspondent for Middle Eastern television networks where she traveled around the world, covering conflicts in her native Iraq and neighboring Lebanon.
Al-Aqidi said she would also run on a campaign focused on curbing the gang violence on Minneapolis streets and bringing people together — countering the incendiary, anti-Semitic language which Omar has been criticized for.
Al-Aquidi said she was prepared for a tough fight in the district which Omar won by a landslide 78% in November 2018. I chose this battle because I believe in what I’m doing, because I believe in the Constitution and I’m defending the Constitution against people, like Omar, who are working against this country.”
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Journalist Dalia Al-Aqidi was shadow banned from Twitter after criticizing CCAIR and Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Pluralist Al-Aqidi said Omar has largely refused to grant sit-down interviews to U.S. media outlets, while doing so with Al Jazeera, which is owned by the government of Qatar.
“I dared her to give me a 30 minute 1-on-1 interview. I believe we have things in common we can discuss — we’re both immigrants, women, and Muslims. And from what I’ve seen from her she only gives interviews to Al Jazeera,” Al-Aqidi told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Two hours later, CAIR started following me” on Twitter, she said, referring to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “So I pointed out CAIR’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Soon after, it was as if Al-Aqidi didn’t exist on Twitter. From her side, everything looked normal. She never received communications from Twitter notifying her of violating its terms of service, and she could log in and send tweets. But no one could see them.
Dalia has a new Twitter account that seems to be working: @Dalia4Congress
Al-Aqidi said Omar has become accustomed to hiding behind all criticism by calling people Islamophobic, and that she is hiding from an interview with her because that would not work.
“I came to the land of the free 31 years ago, and I believe some are scared of me because I’m an Arab, a woman, I’m not white. They can’t call me racist, they can’t call me bigot. She can’t call me anything,” Al-Aqidi said.