Omar’s Confronted On 20 Somalis From Her State Joining ISIS – Blames Trump

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Rep. Ilhan Omar is once again making headlines after another video was uncovered which shows the Minnesota Congresswoman being confronted about the twenty Somali men from her state who joined terrorists in the Middle East. Omar refuses to take any responsibility for their radicalization, instead, she blames President Donald Trump. But that’s not all. Omar digs herself into a deep hole. Don’t miss this.

President Donald Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar (Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, YouTube/Screenshot)

Rep. Ilhan Omar has a long history as a far-left Islamic activist, and now some of the interviews she gave are being uncovered. In case you missed it, Omar was just exposed for claiming white men should be feared. However, the video didn’t end there.

In the interview, Al Jazeera host Medhi Hasan said some Americans feel justified in fearing Islam, not out of hate but for their own safety, before listing a number of radical Islamic terror attacks. Omar dismissed this suggestion immediately and laid the blame on white males instead, calling for the profiling and monitoring of caucasian men.

“I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country,” she replied.

Now, the entire video from 2018 has been found, and it makes it much worse for the Minnesota Congresswoman. 

Medhi Hasan asks Omar: “Your state — the Somali community in Minnesota over the past few years, almost 20 Somali men have left to go and fight for ISIL or al-Shabab. That’s a real threat obviously, no one is pretending it’s not a threat. So, what do you do about it?

“But I mean, I think, like I said, the focus of our policies should be about keeping Americans safe, keeping us domestically safe, and and and where we actually find a solution is looking at our foreign policy,” Omar responded.

“Looking at how we engaging with these the members of these communities,” Omar continued, “and and the kind of rhetoric that is being spewed out of leaders within our our city halls, within our state capitals, and within our nation’s capital.”

So, instead of answering the question, Omar pivots away from putting any blame on the Somali community, or on the local mosques where these men frequented, or on the fact Omar herself claimed Somalis didn’t have to assimilate to American culture.

No, Somali men living in her state, in her own community, joining Islamic terrorists is the fault of “the kind of rhetoric that is being spewed by leaders…withing our nation’s capital.”

It’s President Trump’s fault and other GOP politicians across the country. 

She goes on to cite President Trump and his “anti-Muslim, anti-immigration policies.” Well, Americans know Trump’s not anti-immigrant, he stands for legal immigration. He isn’t anti-Muslim, he is anti-Islamic terrorists.

Americans let Omar know to blame Trump and America for Islamic terrorists is ridiculous.

The extended clip makes @IlhanMN’s comments worse. She not only falsely accuses white men of causing most of the deaths in the U.S., she also blames U.S. rhetoric & foreign policy for 20 Somalis living in MN joining ISIS,” tweeted Twitter user “Tom.”

“My view: Omar is a subversive, non-assimilating Sharia Adherent who is trying to downplay the risk of Islamic Extremism,” tweeted John Betts.

“This made her look worse. She did not denounce the 20 Somalis who left her community to join Isis rather she went right back to blaming US policies,” tweeted “Mandi.”

“They also edited out her deflection of 20 Somalis in Minnesota leaving to join ISIS. So call it even. It’s almost as if Omar is saying the terror attacks on America & the radicalization of Muslims in her own community is to be dismissed & its our foreign policies that r bad,” tweeted Debbie MacDonald.

If you watch Ilhan Omar closely during the video, she gets very uncomfortable when the host brings up the Somali men who joined ISIS and asks her couldn’t it also be the rhetoric of some Imams in the Muslim community who are to blame?

She doesn’t like this at all. In fact, all she can say is: “That also could be true.” Omar can’t bring herself to admit those who radicalized the Somali men aren’t GOP politicians or President Trump. She chooses to be completely blind to the biggest problem in the district she represents.

Rep. Ilhan Omar has a far-left radical agenda she wants to implement, and those in Minnesota need to make sure the Somali refugee turned U.S. Congresswoman doesn’t get the chance to spread her toxic beliefs by losing her re-election in 2020.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.