Pro-Sharia Law Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has thrown plenty of bombs in the short time she’s been in Congress.
Along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, Omar is a hero to the radical Left.
But what she just claimed about transgendered athletes was her most ludicrous thing yet.
USA Powerlifting recently faced backlash from LGBT activists for simply acknowledging the fact that men and women are different.
As the sanctioning body in the United States for the growing competitive weightlifting discipline known as powerlifting, USA Powerlifting sends America’s men’s and women’s national teams to participate in the World Games.
The Minnesota-based organization had the audacity to ban men from competing in its women’s weightlifting competitions.
With the biological differences in men and women, USA Powerlifting’s move is easily understandable.
But not for Minnesota Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
The pro-LQBT radical thinks so-called “trans women” (biological males) should be allowed to compete alongside women.
Omar says it’s a ‘myth” that men competing in women’s weightlifting contests would have a “direct competitive advantage.”
She’s demanding that USA Powerlifting reverse course.
Ilhan Omar told Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to launch an investigation into USA Powerlifting, insisting the transgender ban violates the state’s so-called “Human Rights Act.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar recommended Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison investigate USA Powerlifting for barring biological males from women’s events, according to a Jan. 31 letter she sent USA Powerlifting.
Omar called it a “myth” that men who identify as transgender women have a “direct competitive advantage” and copied Ellison on the letter, “with a recommendation that he investigate this discriminatory behavior.”
USA Powerlifting in late January announced that men who identify as transgender women aren’t allowed to compete as women.
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“Men naturally have a larger bone structure, higher bone density, stronger connective tissue and higher muscle density than women,” the weightlifting association notes in an online explainer. “These traits, even with reduced levels of testosterone do not go away. While [male-to-female athletes] may be weaker and less muscle than they once were, the biological benefits given them at birth still remain over that of a female.”
Omar’s letter accuses USA Powerlifting of violating the state’s human rights laws.
“Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, discrimination against anyone based on their gender identity is illegal. This includes in public accommodations, and in Minnesota, organizations such as USA Powerlifting. In fact, just last month a Minnesota jury awarded Ms. Christina Ginther $20,000 after the Independent Women’s Football League refused to allow her to participate because she is transgender,” Omar warned.
“I urge you to reconsider this discriminatory, unscientific policy and follow the example of the International Olympic Committee. The myth that trans women have a ‘direct competitive advantage’ is not supported by medical science, and it continues to stoke fear and violence against one of the most at-risk communities in the world,” wrote the congresswoman.
Sadly, it’s a pretty safe bet that USA Powerlifting’s in Ellison’s crosshairs.
Ellison, a former Democrat Congressman from Minnesota, is Omar’s predecessor in the U.S. House and was the first Muslim elected to Congress.
He’s also the former deputy chair of the Democrat National Committee and called for boycotts of the NFL for prohibiting protests during the National Anthem.
So there’s good reason to believe that Keith Ellison and Ilhan Omar are ideological fellow travelers when it comes to transgender activism.
But whether they’re confused about their gender or not, it’s common sense that men naturally tend to have greater physical strength than women.
What Omar is calling for is anything but fairness in sports, and it hurts women.
Nevertheless, leftists like Omar claim to be champions of “women’s rights,” but their twisted kowtowing to LGBT activists shows their true colors.
Should biological males be allowed to compete in women’s sports?
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