[Open Letter to Rep. Ilhan Omar]
Rep. Ilhan Omar
US House of Representatives
1517 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515
I just watched some of you in a committee hearing. I found your behavior to be both disrespectful of one before the committee and disgusting.
Let me remind you of a few things. First, the United States of America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, not principles of those found in Somalia or Islam.
Secondly, there are all sorts of stories about you marrying your brother and finding your way into the United States as a refugee illegally. That needs to be sorted out. Concerning the claim about marrying your brother, you could put that to rest with a simple DNA test of you and your husband. You either did or did not. The evidence would be indisputable.
Finally, when immigrating to the USA, the idea is to adopt the values and customs of this country, not expect the USA to adopt yours from Somalia or Islam. That is called assimilation.
It seems there are continuing negative stories about the Somali enclave in Minnesota. The one you represent. Something is definitely amiss there.
You already have a gigantically poor beginning as a member of the House of Representatives. Usually, freshmen or women who are intelligent begin by shutting up and sitting down until learning a few things. You don’t seem to be following that pattern.
Both you and Rep. Rashida Tlaib have an opportunity to shine a positive light on your Districts and on Islam. You both have a really poor start. Just saying.