Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial marriage history is a story that won’t go away, no matter how hard the liberal national media tries to ignore it.
The Democratic Minnesota congresswoman swore under oath in a 2017 divorce filing that she hadn’t seen her husband Ahmed N. Elmi in six years and didn’t know anyone who might be able to locate him.
One theory involves wild speculation that Elmi could be Omar’s brother, according to the Minnesota Star-Tribune — the Democrat lawmaker has previously dismissed the allegations as “baseless rumors.”
Omar told the courts she didn’t know the names of anyone in Elmi’s family and they had no mutual acquaintances, but it appears Elmi may have designed a website for Omar’s sister this year, according to David Steinberg, a former PJ Media journalist.
The sister, Sahra Noor, is CEO of Grit Partners, a health care consultancy in Kenya.
There is no reasonable explanation for this code to exist besides Elmi working for Noor.
And that's a bombshell: In 2017, Ilhan Omar swore, under penalty of perjury while divorcing Elmi, that she had zero contact with him since 2011 — and no clue how to find him. (9/x)
— David Steinberg ?? (@realDSteinberg) June 23, 2019
Steinberg has produced screenshots of images, including one allegedly from Omar’s Instagram page depicting her with Elmi in London in 2015 — the photo is seen in the tweet below:
One example, the three immediately following photos were pivotal elements of the 2016 coverage. These pictures first appeared on Ilhan Omar’s Instagram account in 2014 (her username at the time was “hameey”), and depict Ilhan visiting Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in London that year. pic.twitter.com/FztGRYbX79
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) August 9, 2018
The lawmaker also swore that she was unsuccessful in trying to locate her long-long husband through social media, but he’s been on Twitter since 2012 and on Facebook since 2007 under his own name.
Elmi’s Facebook profile showed that he eventually moved to Nairobi, Kenya, which is the same city where Omar’s sister lives.
All of which appears to contradict Omar’s sworn testimony and may by perjury — each count carries a penalty of five years in prison, according to Minnesota law.
“Questions have been raised about the accuracy of approximately six statements on the sworn form,” the Daily Caller reported.
Omar’s complicated marriage history was detailed by the Tribune-Star — marriage in “faith tradition” is not recognized as legal marriage:
2002: Omar, now 19, marries Ahmed Hirsi, 22, in their “faith tradition” in Minnesota, but they don’t legally marry.
2008: Omar and Hirsi, now the parents of two children, reach an “impasse in our life together” and divorce in their faith tradition.
2009: Omar, at 26, marries Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, 23, whom she identifies only as a “British citizen.” School records show he attended high school in St. Paul and studied art at North Dakota State University.
2011: Omar and Elmi end their relationship and divorce in their faith tradition, but do not legally divorce until 2017.
2012: Omar and Hirsi reconcile and have a third child together.
As for possible motivations for Omar to marry her brother, the Star-Tribune reported that siblings who petition for a U.S. visa for a noncitizen sibling typically have to wait over a dozen years, while applications for a spouse have a minimal waiting period.
This would account for the accusations of immigration fraud leveled against Omar by critics.
Lost in the mix is that Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018, filed joint tax returns in 2014-15 with Hirsi, while still legally married to Elmi — an apparent violation of federal tax laws.
With such a tangled web, can you image a Republican congresswoman being greeted with the indifference that Omar receives from the national media?
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