Ilhan Omar: Grifting For CAIR & Hating On America While Violating House Ethics Rules

Local Israel hater and Islamofascist Rep. Ilhan Omar recently filed her Statement of Economic Interest with our political speech and conduct overlords, the misbegotten Campaign Finance Board. Even a cursory review reveals troublesome issues but, as usual, our local media isn’t reporting on any of them, no doubt instead looking for the next wild animal to scale a Twin Cities building.

Two distinct areas stand out in Omar’s statement. The first is her cheerful shilling, complete with honorariums of an unstated amount, for various state chapters of CAIR. These include California, Arizona and Chicago. In addition she was paid to appear at a function hosted by the Muslim Legal Fund, whose website cautions “if that new friend starts calling for ‘violent jihad,’ he might be an informant.” In Great Britain recently, two-thirds of Muslims said they would refuse to report to authorities any terror plot of which they might become aware.

CAIR is a terrorist affiliated organization that Minnesota media have white washed into just another civil rights organizations. It is nothing of the kind.

Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chada have written:

”Of particular note are the American Muslims who reject CAIR’s claim to speak on their behalf. The late Seifeldin Ashmawy, publisher of the New Jersey-based Voice of Peace, called CAIR the champion of “extremists whose views do not represent Islam.” Jamal Hasan of the Council for Democracy and Tolerance explains that CAIR’s goal is to spread “Islamic hegemony the world over by hook or by crook.” Kamal Nawash, head of Free Muslims Against Terrorism, finds that CAIR and similar groups condemn terrorism on the surface while endorsing an ideology that helps foster extremism, adding that ‘almost all of their members are theocratic Muslims who reject secularism and want to establish Islamic states.’ Tashbih Sayyed of the Council for Democracy and Tolerance calls CAIR ‘the most accomplished fifth column’ in the United States. And Stephen Schwartz of the Center on Islamic Pluralism writes that ‘CAIR should be considered a foreign-based subversive organization, comparable in the Islamist field to the Soviet-controlled Communist Party, USA.’” (footnotes omitted)

Their article “CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment” is essential reading for Minnesotans whose media are knowingly complicit in hiding CAIR’s true nature and objectives. What you learn there your media attempts to keep from you daily.

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The second area of interest in Omar’s statement concerns her honorariums for speaking before various Minnesota schools, including MNSCU, Inver Hills Community College as well as Ohio Wesleyan College. On its face there would appear to be nothing wrong.

The problem is Omar serves on the Higher Education Committee in the Minnesota House of Representatives and may have violated its ethics rules. Article IX-Conduct, Rule 9.02 states “A member must not accept an honorarium for a service performed for an individual or organization that has a direct interest in the business of the House.”

Clearly, the schools that paid Omar have a “direct interest” in the business of the committee on which she sits. No amounts are listed but the amount isn’t the point, the ethics violation is.

It could be that there are additional rules that allow her to be paid to speak to publicly funded schools but I have been unable to find any. Unfortunately, for her to be referred to the Ethics Committee two members must sign any complaint. Are there two Republicans in the House that would do so? It’s an open question.

Even then, because this is the swamp policing itself, the only penalty is that the member must return the amounts in question. Minnesota politicians, getting away with as much as they can and, if caught, doing the minimum to set matters right.

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Finally, there is the matter of Omar’s ingratitude for her good fortune in being plucked from a refugee camp in Kenya and given the reward of a lifetime to live in America. Omar, controlled and directed by the men of CAIR, relentlessly attacks America as a hateful, bigoted country but that’s just projection on her part. No appreciation is shown for being given the life she has–she earned none of it–but instead Omar is leading the fight to turn America into a Third World hellhole.

On the Fourth of July she saw fit to tweet

Omar comes from a culture incapable of building a two story building, whose national average IQ is 68 and one whose main exports is scrap metal. Somalis in America and around the world are overrepresented in daycare and home health services fraud, female genital mutilation and outright terrorism. This person has no standing to say anything about the future of America and, fortunately under President Trump, additional Somali arrivals have slowed to the vanishing point. When someone asks you for the strongest case against chain migration, point to Somalia.

Showing restraint I refuse, Scott Johnson recently called her “a most unsavory character.” Islamofascist is a better term to my mind but each to their own. Johnson, along with my former Alpha News colleague Preya Samsundar, has documented her history of immigration fraud. Johnson wrote “The Curious Case of Ilhan Omar” while Samsundar broke new ground in her report “TIME Cover Doesn’t Clear Controversy Surrounding Ilhan Omar’s Past.”

I’ve written several times about Omar’s friendship with the vile Linda Sarsour. Minnesota media have refused to run a single story about her for the clear purpose of protecting Omar. If you haven’t heard of Sarsour, my “United In Hate” will give you a good overview. Because you won’t read it anywhere else in Minnesota media, you should take the time to do so.

Months ago, both on Twitter and in person at the Republican convention in Rochester, I asked my friend Dario Anselmo, a self-described friend of Omar’s, to ask her about her association with Linda Sarsour. Pushing it, I asked if he’d have her denounce Sarsour, a ridiculous proposition among the ummah. I’ve heard nothing on either counts. And no, don’t imagine my surprise. There was none. This is the problem.

Don’t forget: the Trojan horse of Islamism voted for allowing life insurance for terrorists who kill Americans. With her, there’s no need for exaggeration or falsehoods, the simple truth about who she is tells the tale. Which is why Minnesota media goes to great lengths to prevent it from becoming widely known.

Ilhan Omar is the poster child for those who should not be allowed entry into America. Far from contributing to the citizens already here, she takes without giving back, except for bile, hatred and bigotry, in her determined attempt to destroy all that we hold dear and that have made us great.

Although it fuels her 7th Century mindset, I’m delighted she has to wake up every day in Donald Tump’s America.

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In addition to Alpha News, John Gilmore is also a contributor to The Hill. He is the founder and executive director of Minnesota Media Monitor.™ He blogs at and is on Twitter under @Shabbosgoy. He can be reached at Wbua@nycunarjfza.pbz

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John Gilmore

John Gilmore is an author, freelance writer & former opinion columnist for Alpha News. He blogs at & is @Shabbosgoy on Twitter