Ilhan Omar’s congressional district, housing Minneapolis’ Somali community, has been found to be the “terrorist recruitment capital” of the United States. Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District is indisputably the jurisdiction with the highest rate of terrorism recruitment in the country over the past 12 years, according to FBI statistics.
You’d think Ilhan Omar would concern herself with getting to the root of THAT problem. Instead, she spends her time battling Israel and dating married men. So, yeah. She’s busy.
Her challenger is now pointing out this massive problem.
According to the Daily Caller:
Iraq War veteran and declared Minnesota congressional candidate Chris Kelley criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Thursday for failing to address the growing terrorism recruitment problem within her own district.
“The first challenge in our area is terrorist recruitment,” Kelley said during an interview with the Jewish Press. “We know for a fact that ISIS has been targeting the young Somali population in our district.”
Yes, in fact:
Forty-five Somalis residing in America left the country to join either ISIS or the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency group al-Shabaab, reported Fox News in February. That number far outpaces other areas where many Muslim refugees have been resettled within the U.S.
“There have been people arrested and charged for conspiring to join ISIS,” Kelley continued. “But, Ilhan has spent more time defending them than condemning them.”
Kelley’s remarks were seemingly in reference to Omar’s plea to a judge in 2016 to show “compassion” to nine men charged with plotting to join ISIS. In her official capacity as a Minnesota state legislator, Omar urged for lighter sentences as a “restorative approach to justice.”
“Incarcerating 20-year-old men for 30 or 40 years is essentially a life sentence. Society will have no expectations of the to be 50 or 60-year-old released prisoners; it will view them with distrust and revulsion,” Omar wrote in a letter at the time. “Such punitive measures not only lack efficacy, they inevitably create an environment in which extremism can flourish, aligning with the presupposition of terrorist recruitment.”
“Regardless of her feelings about [President Donald] Trump, she could have gone to his office and said, ‘Look, we have a problem and I would like your help combating this,’” Kelley added.
But does she think we have a problem? Because Ilhan has been very open about her beliefs that terrorists exist BECAUSE AMERICA HAD IT COMING:
Right. She’s not going to do SQUAT about it.