Abshir Omar, a Somali refugee and Democratic Socialist, announced June 20 his campaign for Christine Hensley’s Des Moines City Council seat.
The Ward III seat represents downtown and the city’s southwest side.
Omar, a Des Moines resident since 2012, was born during the Somalian civil war, fled with his family to a refugee camp in Kenya and, after being approved for a refugee visa, settled in Seattle, according to a news release.
He attended Iowa State University and is president of the Iowa chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, the release states. He has also served on the United States Student Association board and as vice president and founder of the Renton Teacher Academy Foundation, it states.
The release notes Omar’s goals of representing youth, seniors and diverse communities on the council, and ambitions “to help build a brighter future for people whether they are fleeing persecution or poverty.”
“I want ensure that the city of Des Moines is prioritizing the needs of all its residents and not just the corporate establishment,” it reads.
Hensley, a councilwoman of 24 years, announced in April that she won’t run for re-election for the seat.
She is the longest-serving member of the council. Voters will elect a new council member Nov. 7.
Other candidates for the seat include environmental lawyer and lobbyist for the Environmental Law and Policy Center Josh Mandelbaum, former Des Moines City Councilman Michael Kiernan and Des Moines businessman Chris Draper.
A quick glance at Omar’s Twitter account makes clear he is a more than a socialist, he is essentially antifa/black lives matter/hamas in a suit.
For Iowan’s just waking up to the Islamization of their state, some background on CAIR:
- CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator to the largest terror financing conviction in US history – per the Dept. of Justice
- CAIR is banned by the FBI
- CAIR was deemed part of terror-group Hamas by a federal judge
- Numerous CAIR leaders in the U.S. have been jailed and deported for terror-related crimes
- The Court Has Ruled CAIR Must Stand Trial for Massive Fraud…Against Muslims
- CAIR Pedophile Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
Much more on CAIR in the archives.