Minnesota democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is on the receiving end of criticism again, this time from former Miss Iraq, who accused the congresswoman of pushing Sharia Law in the United States.
Former Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, accused Omar of saying she “speaks for every Muslim in this country,” Breitbart reported.
“Ilhan Omar does not represent me as a Muslim — does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East,” told “The Sara Carter Show.”
“You know like in Arab countries we call her the Muslim Brotherhood,” added Idan, who now lives in the United States.
“They are extremist Muslims, Sunni Muslims, who are now working together with Iran against all the Arab countries,” she said. “They’re working now with Hezbollah, with Turkey, with all that. You know, the thing is about this organization, they are extremist Muslims, they’re Jihadis, and they have this ideology that they want to control the world.”
Omar believes she speaks “for every Muslim in this country,” Idan said, adding that the statement has angered many Muslims.
“She made a lot of us angry — moderate Muslims who escaped Sharia, who are trying to push for moderate Islam and a reform of Islam,” said Idan, who grew up in Iraq under the Saddam Hussein regime.
Omar, who was born in Somalia, responded to the criticism by saying that, because Idan isn’t a constituent of Omar’s district in Minnesota, she doesn’t represent her.
“Hey, I might be wrong but I don’t think you are a
#MN05 resident and like that makes be not your representative,” Omar wrote on Twitter on Aug. 8.
Hey, I might be wrong but I don’t think you are a #MN05 resident and like that makes be not your representative 🤷🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/9DmMFtljKh
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 8, 2019
“Seriously @IlhanMN this is your intellectual come back?” she asked. “I said as a MUSLIM! I dont stand for your anti-American, anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood agenda using this democracy to further YOUR & YOUR FRIENDS Islamic socialism goals of dividing & weakening our country.”
Seriously @IlhanMN this is your intellectual come back?
I said as a MUSLIM! I dont stand for your anti-American, anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood agenda using this democracy to further YOUR & YOUR FRIENDS Islamic socialism goals of dividing & weakening our country. @SaraCarterDC https://t.co/H4OYrdM9Y6 pic.twitter.com/7CuYDy44DF
— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) August 8, 2019
Idan, who won Miss Iraq in 2017 in the Miss Universe pageant, had to flee her native country in 2017 for posting a picture on Instagram with Miss Israel 2017, Adar Gandelsman, because Gandelsman is Jewish and Idan is Muslim.
The Instagram post was published as a small gesture of good faith between the two religions, which have a bloody history, Idan explained on Instagram.
However, it sparked a number of responses and was even threatened by the Iraqi government with having her citizenship revoked.
The latest controversy surrounding Omar isn’t the first.
In April, she downplayed the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the deadliest on American soil, by saying it was “some people did something” and laughed at the idea of Americans fearing terrorist organizations.
Her comments about the 9/11 terrorist attacks provoked a flood of criticism, including some from Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable,” Crenshaw wrote on Twitter.
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 9, 2019