Dalia al-Aqidi came here as a grateful and humble (unlike Ilhan Omar) refugee from Iraq 25 years ago to escape the Sadaam Hussien regime and always refers to herself as an “American,” never a Muslim-American. Unlike Omar, she has real qualifications to be a U.S. Congress member and believes that America is the greatest nation on earth.
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 doesn’t represent me as an American,” she continued.
Below is one of Omar’s recent tweets slandering America:
al-Aqidi 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.
She is running on a campaign focused on curbing the Somali Muslim gang violence on Minneapolis streets and bringing people together — countering the incendiary, anti-Semitic language which Omar has been criticized for.
al-Aqidi said she was prepared for a tough fight and said “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.”
When CAIR (referring to the Council on American-Islamic Relations) started following her on Twitter, she said,. “I pointed out CAIR’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood.” Soon after, her account was no where to be found on Twitter.
She now has a new Twitter account that seems to be working: @Dalia4Congress
The below tweets from al-Aqidi show how different she is from Omar.