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Ilhan Omar: ‘I Am Hijabi, Muslim, Black …’ Fails to Mention American

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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: Is being American even part of her identity? (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: Is being American even part of her identity? (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was at the epicenter of criticism his week when she tweeted her laundry list of identity markers — but failed to include the fact that she is “American.”

Senator Ted Cruz was quick to the draw, calling out Ilhan Omar on the omission of her “American” identity.

Cruz tweeted: “More than a little odd that ‘American’ doesn’t make the list. Wonder why? She is a sitting member of the US Congress. But, in today’s Leftist world of intersectionality, ‘American’ is deemed embarrassing & gauche.”

Cruz’s observation yielded the usual combative reply from Omar:

The irony wasn’t lost on critics, who noticed that within a day Omar also took to Twitter to announce her upcoming memoir titled This Is What American Looks Like.

One of Omar’s challengers for Minnesota’s fifth district, Dalia Al-Aqidi, drew attention to a pattern with Omar:

Between a string of cross-country fundraisers for the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), at least three federal investigations against her, an extra-marital affair and allegedly moving out of her district to D.C., it’s astonishing Omar has had time to pen or direct a ghostwriter for a memoir.

While Omar decides whether she’s American or not depending on which label benefits her most any given day, the book to pick up is Benjamin Weingarten’s American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party.

Omar’s repeat failure to be clear about her values and identity resurfaces the long-held claim I’ve made that Omar is in fact not American beyond having earned a citizenship certificate. Watch below:

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Shireen Qudosi

Shireen Qudosi is Clarion Project's National Correspondent.

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