Islamist Radicalisation From Ilhan Omar Resurfaces

Ilhan Omar, a Democratic representative from Minnesota, can’t seem to keep herself away from Islamist gatherings that feature militant speakers.

This time around, Minnesota State Attorney Keith Ellison will also participate in the dubious process. 

Appearance and Endorsement

Omar, a left-wing member who has been anti-Semitic on multiple occasions, has a record of scheduling statements at conferences for extremist Islamists.

She is scheduled to give a presentation at a meeting in Baltimore hosted by the Islamic Circle of North America on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, Ellison will give a speech at that location. In recent years, ICNA has been the focus of congressional investigation, due to its allegedly comprehensive ties to terror-financing network systems.

Three congressmembers described ICNA and a sister organization as “arms of one of the most extreme systems in the world.” In light of these allegations, ICNA has been the subject of a federal probe. 

According to a publication by the Middle East Forum, which is recognized as a prominent anti-Islamist organization, the list of those set to speak at the conference were ‘prominent’ Islamist extremists.

The document states these speakers said western civilization is  ‘filth,’ sanctioned sexual slavery, commonly urged Muslims to absolutely loathe homosexuals, and endorse Jihad in countries around the world.

According to the Muslim Educational Foundation (MEF), the gathering also gives a forum to Siraj Wahhaj, the well-known extremist imam of At-Taqwa Mosque in New York City.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Wahhaj permitted Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh,” responsible for planning the attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, to speak at his mosque before the incident.

During the trial, Wahhaj provided testimony beneficial to Abdel-Rahman’s defense.

Extremes and Notions

Throughout his lengthy career, Wahhaj advocated for people to be stoned to death, said he would cut off the arms of his own child if she stole, and endorsed the notion of harmful Jihad.

He has also argued democracy in the United States should be supplanted by a caliphate. He furthermore advocated that people be stoned to death. 

When Omar was slated to appear in an equally questionable company in 2019, it was evident that any sensible congressperson would flee for their life from the platform of such a group.

Instead, Omar and, in this instance, her colleague Minnesota elected official, Ellison, who seems to share her views, choose to team up with Islamists, engage in racist discourse, and make excuses for Palestinian extremists. 

If Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar were kicked out the Republican caucus for their rhetoric or repetitive affiliations with white nationalists, then-Representative Ilhan Omar should be kicked out of the Democratic caucus for her repeated affiliations with Islamist extremists.

This should not be done because Omar is a Muslim; rather, it should be done because of her companions. The time has long since come to say “enough!”