Omar spent the first ten years of her life as a member of a family that owed its livelihood to the regime of Mohammed Siad Barre. Her family is described as “civil servants and educators” – all dependent on the regime and executing its orders.
Her father was a “teacher trainer.” Omar has never explained exactly what a “teacher trainer” in Somalia was or did in the Siad Barre government.
A teacher trainer in any revolutionary communist regime is the political commissar who trains teachers on how to indoctrinate children.
Congressman Omar’s father was a professional propagandist for the Communist-Islamist dictatorship. Of course, the sins of the father cannot be attributed to the child – unless the child carries on the father’s legacy.
This is why it’s so important to look at Ilhan Omar’s formative years.
By 1991, the Siad Barre regime collapsed as the country tore itself apart in civil war. Regime loyalists – families like Ilhan Omar’s – could find no safety any more in Somalia. They fled to Kenya, and ultimately made it to the United States.
When they moved to the United States in 1995, they brought their Red-Green ideological baggage with them.
Two years before, Congress, at the urging of the Clinton administration, abolished the law requiring that would-be immigrants declare whether they had belonged to a foreign Communist party. The Omar family was able to move to America without that important element of screening.
No sooner did the family settle in Minneapolis when Ilhan Omar, at age 14, began to get involved in politics.
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Some of it is conjecture, but you’ll want to read it all anyway.
And because someone always asks this, I’ll pre-answer a question. The reason that the Organized Left and Islamists are allies is because they have the same enemy: the free West, embodied in the United States of America.
Meanwhile, keep pushing back. And don’t be afraid.
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