One of two newly elected Muslim congresswomen, both of them known antisemites, reportedly grew up in what has been dubbed the terrorist recruitment capital of the United States.
“More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country,” Fox News reported Saturday, citing data from the FBI.
The data specifically shows that over the past 12 years, a total of 45 Muslims have departed from the Minnesota city to go join a radical Islamic troop, be it ISIS or al-Shabab. And of this 45, roughly a dozen Somalis left as recently as 2018 and some even reportedly this year.
“Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled,” Fox notes.
It just so happens that the family of notoriously antisemitic congresswoman Ilhan Omar — who in recent weeks has berated a Jewish-American diplomat and suggested Jews use money to manipulate U.S. politicians — relocated to Minneapolis from Somalia in 1995.
The 37-year-old lawmaker essentially grew up in the city known as the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. Is this a mere coincidence or is it suggestive of something more?
While there’s no clear answer, Omar’s record certainly doesn’t look good. Three years ago she wrote a letter to a judge asking that he show “compassion” to the three Somali defendants pictured up top, who had at the time were slated to be sentenced for trying to join ISIS.
In her letter the Muslim congresswoman appeared to excuse the defendants’ actions, writing that they “chose violence to combat direct marginalization” and claiming that “[t]he desire to commit violence is not inherent to people — it is the consequences of systematic alienation.”
“[P]eople seek violent solutions when the process established for enacting change is inaccessible to them,” she continued, echoing the sentiment among far-leftists that the root of Islamic terrorism isn’t Islam but rather so-called “marginalization” and even a lack of good jobs.
But the recruitment of young Somalis has nothing to do with jobs.
“Recruitment takes place online as well as face-to-face radicalization, sometimes with promises of what appears to be legitimate opportunities. For al-Shabab, they focus mainly on the negative impact of US counterterrorism policies — like targeted assassinations and drone strikes that sometimes kill innocent civilians in Somalia – to attract recruits and sympathizers,” David Otto, the director and counterterrorism program coordinator at Global Risk International, said to Fox.
“They blame the failures of government on foreign intervention and link it to the reason why most Somalians have escaped home. The promise that al-Shabaab will restore a Sharia state and get rid of the government is somewhat attractive.”
It’s all about anti-Americanism, which incidentally is an ideology at which Omar seems to excel. Last week she berated the Trump administration’s Special Envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, about his past work in the Reagan administration promoting democracy in Latin America.
Watch the stunning encounter below:
She’s likewise been unduly critical of Israel, America’s closest ally. Besides posting antisemitic tweets practically every other day, she has in the past accused Israel of hypnotizing the world.
It’s as if she’s either an anti-American in disguise as a “patriotic” congresswoman, or she simply doesn’t understand what the United States stands for and means.
Her defense of a group of would-be terrorists is clear-cut proof of this, according to Rudolph Atallah, former Africa Counterterrorism Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
“Rep. Omar is asking for our justice system to support known terrorists. This sets an extremely poor precedence and should not be allowed. She clearly has a bias and an agenda and does not understand what the United States truly stands for,” he said.
She does indeed have an agenda, and it’s odd how her agenda seems to share much in common with the agenda of those radical Islamic groups that seek to recruit terrorists from Minneapolis.
These coincidences were not lost on social media users, many of whom have expressed concern about her newfound position as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee:
Rep. Omar represents a Somali community, an ISIS recruit hotbed. She defends Somalis that want to become ISIS fighters. Omar must not be on the Foreign Affairs Comm.
How Minneapolis’ Somali community became the terrorist recruitment capital of the UShttps://t.co/ih0HOj7lZ3
— Jack Bones (@JackBones10) February 16, 2019
And now with the moron @ilhanomar in office and head of the foreign affairs committee, they have US law behind them to do whatever they wish. We need to recall.
— FreeDreamer (@FreeDreamer00) February 16, 2019
#Minneapolis is now a terrorist recruitment hub with one of its own now sitting in our Congress and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
What could possibly go wrong?https://t.co/rG3Qo6KGjR
— ❌#FreeThomasWictor❌ (@oldhickory49) February 16, 2019
As of Saturday afternoon a petition calling for Omar’s removal from the committee had gone viral:
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— Kate Davis (@KateLDav) February 16, 2019