After Unpatriotic Rhetoric, Ilhan Omar Hit by Fellow Somali Refugee: Why ‘Turn’ Minnesota ‘Into Mogadishu?’

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali was unreserved Friday in lambasting Democratic U.S. Rep and fellow Somali-born refugee Ilhan Omar over Omar’s recent calls to dramatically restructure the American political and economic system. Known for her role alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the House of Representatives’ unofficial far-left coalition, “The Squad,” Omar has been no stranger to controversy since she stepped onto the national political scene in the 2018 mid-term elections. The freshman Minnesota representative garnered more backlash than usual, however, when she made headlines earlier this week with calls for moderates within the party to abandon efforts at reformation of the American system and instead work toward “dismantling” numerous key institutions.