The end may soon be near for Rep. Ilham Omar.
The U.S. Rep of Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, which includes all of Minneapolis and some of its suburbs, was elected to the along the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party line in 2019.
Omar is the first Somali-American, the first naturalized citizen from Africa, and the first non-white woman elected from Minnesota, and one of the first two Muslim women (along with Rashida Tlaib of Michigan) to serve in Congress.
Omar has been a frequent critic of Israel and has been accused of making a number of anti-Semitic comments.
More recently, a Florida court has heard testimony that Ilhan Omar was recruited by a foreign government, received funding from a foreign government, and passed sensitive information through intermediates to Iran, according to a report from The Jerusalem Post.
The claims came during testimony by Kuwati-born Canadian businessman Alan Bender, who was giving evidence in the trial of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani. The Qatari emir’s brother stands accused of ordering his American bodyguard to murder two people, and of holding an American citizen hostage. His deposition, obtained by Al Arabiya English, was authenticated by the attorney for the plaintiffs, according to the publication.
Speaking from Toronto by video link, Bender told the Florida District Court that he met with Qatar’s Secretary to the Emir for Security Affairs Mohammad bin Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Masnad and two other senior Qatari officials.
According to his sworn deposition, the three officials told him: “If it wasn’t for our cash, Ilhan Omar would be just another black Somali refugee in America collecting welfare and serving tables on weekends.”
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“[Qatar] recruited Ilhan Omar from even way before she thought about becoming a government official… They groomed her and arranged the foundation, the grounds, for her to get into politics way before she even showed interest. They convinced her.” Bender added.
Bender says that during a 2017 meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Omar swore allegiance to him. At the time she was a junior state representative in Minnesota.
Bender testified that Omar passed information to Qatar which was subsequently handed along to Iran, and was actively involved in recruiting other American politicians to likewise work for Qatar. He said that Qatar officials told him, “The best thing money can buy are American officials because they are the cheapest of the cheapest costing officials in the world.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for Congresswoman Omar told The Jerusalem Post: “Since the day she was elected, Saudi Arabian trolls and mouthpieces have targeted Rep. Omar with misinformation and conspiracy theories…
“The latest outlandishly absurd story from a Saudi-funded media outlet is of course false and only the latest in that trend…
“The only people Rep. Omar represents in Washington are the people of Minnesota’s 5th District. She will continue to speak out against human rights violations around the world—whether it is war crimes in Yemen or the caging of children at our border—regardless of who commits them.”
The situation is quickly becoming worse for Omar. She has been found guilty by the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board to have broken campaign finance rules.
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BREAKING: It is being reported that Ilhan Omar was recruited by a foreign government (Qatar), . Received funding from the foreign government, . And passed sensitive and confidential information through intermediates to Iran. . If this turns out to be 100% true, it will be unspeakable.. . Article here: https://jpost.com/American-Politics/Ilhan-Omar-working-for-Qatar-Florida-court-hears-609003 . SHARE!