You’ve heard, haven’t you, of AOC’s “Squad”? Among its most prominent, and virulently anti-American members is Ilhan Omar, (Islamist, MN). She and her colleague, Rashida Tlaib, are anti-Semites of the first rank. Even AlJazeera tacitly admitted as much:
Democratic US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticised Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot.
‘I would encourage my colleagues to visit, meet with the people we were going to meet with, see the things we were going to see, hear the stories we were going to hear,’ Omar said at a news conference. ‘We cannot let Trump and Netanyahu succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us.
Yes, cruel realities like Israelis refusing to allow Islamist terrorists to murder every Jew. But Omar’s hatred for America and Jews is well known to anyone paying attention. I write today about a new chapter in Omar’s convoluted and deceptive marital history. Scott Johnson, who has been following this story closely, explains at PowerLine:
My sources first made me aware of Ilhan Omar’s affair with Tim Mynett a month before the Daily Mail got around to reporting it in July. Today the Star Tribune has finally broken the story in Omar’s hometown newspaper and it must come as something of a shock to readers who get their news from the Minnesota media and who take Omar at face value. Omar continues to play them all for chumps. The lies she is living are too many to count, beginning with the identity fraud implicit in her claim to be Ilhan Abdullahi Omar.
Coincidentally, Omar was scheduled to sit for an interview with WCCO TV political reporter Esme Murphy today (video below, story here). Murphy tenderly broached the subject of her affair with Mynett. The affair has split Omar from her husband and father of their three children, Ahmed Hirsi. They are separated and living apart. Indeed, they have been divorced ‘in their faith tradition,’ as Omar likes to put it (as we have reported exclusively). But for weekends when Omar is in town, the kids are living with Hirsi.
Given the news that has finally made its way into the local press today, Murphy asked Omar if she was separated from her husband and if she is dating somebody. Omar replied: ‘No, I am not. As I said yesterday, I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it.’
That was good enough for Murphy, but Omar is lying baldly and That has been Omar’s, and her apologist’s, general tactic. Refuse to talk about things, or issue weak, non-specific denials. That and blame racism, Islamophobia, Israel, Trump, and shut up.
‘I know who I am,’ Omar told Murphy. Would it be bragging to say that we do too?
If we’ve been paying attention, indeed we do. Johnson continues in another article:
This is a big week for the Minnesota media. They are now permitting their consumers to catch up with the news delivered last month by the Daily Mail. That is, Ilhan Omar has separated from the husband she just got around to marrying last year (i.e., Ahmed Hirsi) and taken up with a married man (i.e., Tim Mynett) who works for her as a consultant. The Daily Mail even tracked down the expensive apartment into which Omar has moved and tracked down Ahmed Hirsi in Minneapolis for a ‘no comment.’ The Minnesota media haven’t gotten there yet, but they have opened the door to the subject.
Johnson refers to the Minneapolis media’s absolute reluctance to write anything negative about Omar, particularly The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. However, things are becoming so public elsewhere, they’re beginning, reluctantly, to nibble around the edges of what would be a career-ending story were a Republican involved.
The left-wing paper’s left-wing reporters write:
The episode renewed claims long promoted by conservative media bloggers that her previous marriage — allegedly to her brother — was part of an immigration scheme.
She has said previously that she has been involved with Hirsi, whom she called the ‘love of my life,”’ since 2002, though they were not legally married until 2018, shortly before she was elected to Congress.
Omar has vehemently denied she was married to her brother, calling the allegation ‘false and ridiculous.’
Reading between the lines of the current version of the story, I wonder if the left-wing paper’s left-wing reporters might be getting tired of being treated like chumps. It’s possible.
I rather doubt that. Unless the stink of political death begins to emanate from Omar’s DC offices, The Star-Tribune, as well as much of the rest of the American media, will do all it can to cover for her. Actual journalist Sara Carter adds additional information:
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign has paid Tim Mynett’s E. Street group around $230,000 for fundraising consulting, digital communications, Internet advertising and travel expenses since 2018, records showed. The 37-year-old congresswoman was spotted back in March with Mynett at a California restaurant.
The affair, was discovered when the wife of a prominent Washington political consultant filed for divorce, claiming her husband made a ‘devastating and shocking’ revelation that he was having an affair with freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
On one hand, gentle readers, I could not care less about the marital difficulties, including affairs, of others. I doubt many expect any politician to be a paragon of virtue. However, in Omar’s case, if Powerline and other respectable journalists are correct, Omar appears to have fraudulently entered the country. Her apparently casual observance of American conventions and laws regarding marriage appear to be part of a pattern. Quite apart from her anti-American views and actions, and her despicable hatred for Israel—our ally–and Jews in general, if true, that should not only cause her deportation, but her expulsion from Congress.
There is much more to know about this situation. The only question is whether the American media is any longer capable of reporting it. Sadly, the answer may be depressingly obvious.