Ihan Omar Held Secret Fundraisers With Terrorist-Linked Groups
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been credibly accused of holding anti-Semitic views based on her public statements, secretly gave speeches at fundraising events of terrorism linked organizations.
Omar attended and spoke at a fundraising dinner for Islamic Relief Worldwide, a global charitable organization that nearly had its government funding stripped due to its close relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood.
She spoke at their Emergency Benefit Dinner for Yemen in Tampa, Florida on February 23, and was listed as the event’s featured speaker.
Islamic Relief Worldwide has been banned in several countries due to its close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Washington Free Beacon. While the Obama administration gave funding to the group, making it difficult to stop in the Trump administration, the group has been banned outright in the United Arab Emirates and in Israel due to its terrorist ties.
The countries believe that the organization secretly funnels its money to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Washington Free Beacon also reported that Omar spoke at an event for CAIR-CA PAC in California, a political action committee affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations, “a group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive terror-funding incident.”
Big League Politics’ Laura Loomer traveled to California to confront Omar during the closed door speech over the weekend.
It is worth noting that while CAIR is largely considered a sponsor of terrorism, Fox News suspended Judge Jeanine Pirro after CAIR requested they do so, and that they condemn Pirro’s remarks. Pirro had simply questioned whether an individual can adhere to Sharia Law and uphold an oath to the United States Constitution.
Because of the closed doors nature of these events, Omar’s remarks are unknown, sparking more controversy for the newly minted congresswoman.