Ilhan Omar: 'Extreme Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Black' Rhetoric Coming from White House
Progressive rep attacks America in Elle Magazine interview
Progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) accused the White House and America of having extreme anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Omar, who is a frequent critic of the United States, spoke to Elle magazine with her daughter Isra Hirsi on how America has become intolerant of immigrants.
America now has an “extreme anti-immigrant, anti-black, anti-Muslim rhetoric coming from the highest office of this nation," Omar said.
Elle's piece titled: “An Intimate Conversation Between Rep. Ilhan Omar and Her Daughter, Isra Hirsi," painted the congresswoman in an almost apologetic light as she raged about what was wrong with America.
The introduction to the conversation read:
“To mark the release of the book, ELLE.com asked Rep. Omar's 17-year-old daughter Isra Hirsi, a rising star in her own right as co-executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, to interview her mom."
“Here, the mother-daughter duo talk refugee camps, representing the marginalized, and their modern Muslim family, in a conversation moderated by ELLE.com.”
During the conversation, Elle asks Omar if she can “talk about how it felt to be so exposed publicly—to have your personal life dragged through the headlines, to have lies told about you.”
This reference was allegations Omar married her biological brother to allow him entry to the United States, bypassing U.S. immigration laws.
But the congresswoman called accusations "fake news," "anti-Muslim smears," and "hate speech."
“No one that has all of the marginalized identities that I have has ever served in Congress,” Omar said in part of her response.
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“To be in a position of influence at a time where the country I was born in is on a national ban, where we have extreme anti-immigrant, anti-black, anti-Muslim rhetoric coming from the highest office of this nation—it sort of makes sense that there would be a next-level to the filth that followed Obama's presidency,” she said.
"People literally can write anything, and everyone would probably believe it."
"As much as I work really hard to shield my family from it, I also knew that my book was going to be my opportunity to invite people into my life and into my existence in a way that is different than the articles that have been written about me."
Last year, Omar criticized America for not living up to her expectations and being a disappointment when she arrived in the United States as a refugee from Somalia seeking asylum.
The freshman lawmaker slammed America as unjust during a recent speech at a high school, complaining that she found the US disappointing and even criticized her fellow Democrats in Congress.
“I grew up in an extremely unjust society, and the only thing that made my family excited about coming to the United States was that the United States was supposed to be the country that guaranteed justice to all,” she told the school students, according to the Washington Post.
“So, I feel it necessary for me to speak about that promise that’s not kept.”