For over two years, many conservative media outlets have reported that Representative Ilhan Omar’s second husband was actually her brother who she married to circumvent the long waiting period for siblings of legal immigrants to enter the country. The evidence is quite substantial but essentially ignored as a right-wing conspiracy theory by mainstream media outlets who desperately want to protect one of the rising stars of the Democratic Party.
Among those who have ignored the story is the Star Tribune, the most powerful media outlet in Minnesota. They endorsed Omar for state representative as well as for the House of Representatives. Now, they’re finally looking into the allegations that her second husband, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, is her biological brother.
Reporters J. Patrick Coolican and Stephen Montemayor took a sober approach to the story, careful not to come across as endorsing the theory while highlighting some of the evidence that has been floating around conservative news outlets for a while. But even as they tempered each piece of evidence with disclaimers that they could not independently verify any of it since the social media posts have all been deleted, one can easily deduce they were compelled to take the evidence more seriously than any other non-conservative outlet has done since the story broke.
It’s worth a read:
Beyond denying the provocative allegation that Elmi is her brother, Omar has shed little light on her married life, which began in 2002, when she wed Hirsi in their Muslim faith tradition.
The Star Tribune has sought to authenticate some of the most egregious allegations, using public records and available social media posts, which make up the bulk of the case against her.
Some of the original social media accounts linking Elmi to Omar after their split in 2011 appear to have been removed, and documents verifying the family relationships of refugees from war-torn countries with limited government record-keeping are notoriously hard to obtain, even by U.S. immigration authorities.
Omar declined to make her tax and immigration records available for this report.
This should not be a story relegated to conservative media outlets. This is a serious offense allegedly committed by a sitting member of Congress. But she’s a Democrats, and a radical progressive one at that. This gives her the shielding she needs to force the vast majority of news outlets to look away for fear of what they might find if they actually investigated it.
The saddest part is an alleged marriage to her brother isn’t even close to the top of bad things Ilhan Omar has done to this country. Her policies, anti-Semitic rhetoric, and coordination with anti-American groups are her real crimes.
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