By John Gilmore
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.
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
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.”
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.
Read it all at Alpha News.