Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar (D-MN) will be the first Muslim to assume office in Washington, D.C.
She has been under attack for her radical Islamic views.
And what she did in 2017 was sickening.
Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar, argued against a 2017 bill in her state that increased penalty for female genital mutilation.
She accused the bill sponsors of wanting “to get in the media” and wanting a “flashy headline.”
In 2017, she (Ilhan Omar) questioned a bill in the Minnesota State House against the practice, making it “a felony for parents to subject their daughters to the procedure and calls for loss of custody and prison terms from five to 20 years, depending on the extent of the injuries,” as well as “increas[ing] penalties for those who perform the procedure,” the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.
While she agreed that the practice was “heinous,” and ultimately voted for the bill — contrary to at least one report — Omar claimed that FGM should not be singled out by a new law, and that parents should be charged under existing laws. She was quoted in local news as arguing: “I don’t want us to create laws because we want to get into the media and because we want a flashy headline.” She also reportedly opposed removing victims from their parents’ custody, according to Alpha News.
Omar would eventually vote in favor of the bill, which passed 124-4 in the Minnesota House before being struck down in the State Senate.
So Omar clearly had the advantage of reluctantly voting in favor of the bill that had overwhelming support to make herself look good.
While the Democrats are heralding her as a model so-called “progressive,” she is anything but.
She still defends her radical Islamic views today.
Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness. https://t.co/SvEXjlxlEN
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 31, 2018
Her criticism of Israel is typical for subscribers to the Islamic religion.
And it begs the question what other radical views she will poison Congress with.