The media wants you to believe that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) marrying her brother to commit immigration fraud is a conspiracy theory. Except Omar’s just took actions that kind of prove the theory’s legitimacy.
Media Matters calls it a “baseless smear”, of course. Fact-checking website Truth or Fiction proclaims “there is no credible evidence”. The leftist Daily Beast thinks it relies on “Pizzagate-levels of delusion.”
Unsurprisingly, any attempt to look into the validity of such claims are deemed “racist”.
But the newest development in this ongoing saga proves otherwise: her REAL name seems to be Ilhan Nur Said.
A now deleted tweet linking to an Instagram post from 2013 shows Omar wishing her dad a Happy Father’s Day.
The issue? Her surname is “Nur Said”, not “Omar”.
That’s the same surname as the man she married in 2009 that many believe to be her brother: Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
Previous reports alleging she entered the United States in 1995 as a “fraudulent” member of the “Omar” family are corroborated by this development:
“That is not her family. The Omar family is a second, unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family.
Ilhan’s genetic family split up at this time. The above three received asylum in the United States, while Ilhan’s three other siblings — using their real names — managed to get asylum in the United Kingdom.
Ilhan Abdullahi Omar’s name, before applying for asylum, was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi.”
Many suspect the reason for changing their surname was because her father worked for the genocidal, socialist dictator Siad Barre in Somalia and could not receive citizenship due to those connections.
This tweet is the newest evidence that Omar’s path to US citizenship likely involved foul play. And it’s pretty damning.
A spokesman for Omar issued this less than convincing statement:
Yet the Washington Post brands Omar (Nur Said?) as “quintessentially American”.
Certainly an interesting take on what being “American” means: marrying your brother, committing immigration fraud, and being related to a socialist dictator’s henchman.