The first female Muslim legislator in America claims that President Trump is a “fascist” (See video below). She also believes that the Americans who voted for Trump were motivated by “hate.” But apparently, voting to force life insurance companies to pay benefits to terrorists who are killed in the act of committing terror in the United States is an “act of love?” in Democrat Rep. Omar’s eyes…
She burst on the scene last August when she upset a 44-year incumbent Democrat in the Minnesota state primary elections to become the nation’s first female Muslim state legislator.
Ilhan Omar, the 34-year-old community organizer who came to America as a refugee from Somalia, was touted by Democrats as a model success story.
“From a refugee camp to the State Capitol with intelligence and insight,” said former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, who endorsed Omar. “This is a wonderful story to tell as Americans, and a great source of pride for the state of Minnesota’s open arms.”
But on Thursday Omar made her mark in a different way.
She was one of only two members of the Minnesota State House to vote against a bill that would allow life insurance companies to deny payouts to the beneficiaries of terrorists who die in violent attacks on Americans.
The House voted 127-2 to pass the bill, which now moves on to a vote in the State Senate.
Omar, who represents the heavily immigrant Cedar Riverside area of Minneapolis, was joined by fellow Democratic Rep. John Lesch of St. Paul in voting against the bill.
Her vote sticks out because at least 42 Somali refugees have been confirmed by the FBI to have left the U.S. to join overseas terrorist organizations, including al-Shabab, the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia, and ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Dozens of other Somali-Americans have been tried and/or convicted of providing material support to overseas terrorists.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is home to the nation’s largest Somali refugee community.
The Minnesota insurance bill was introduced by Rep. Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska, in response to Syed Farook’s jihadist rampage in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015 in which he shot and killed 14 people and injured 22 at an office Christmas party. Farook made sure his life insurance policies worth $275,000 were valid before conducting the deadly shooting with help from his wife, Tashfeen Malik.
After Farook died in a shootout with police, his mother fought to remain the beneficiary of the life insurance policies. The insurance company balked and the case has gone to court.
Democratic Rep. Debra Hilstrom said the goal of the Minnesota bill “is to make certain that folks don’t benefit [from terrorism] and this limits the beneficiary to the premiums that were paid in. It limits the exposure for the insurance company when someone is committing an act of terrorism.” –WND
MN State Rep. Ilan Omar (D) says President Trump is a “fascist” and that after the elections (not counting her election of course, where MN residents voted to elect the first female Muslim legislator) she was left feeling “betrayed” by “our America.” She also states that she believes Americans voted for “despair, hate and divisiveness” when they voted for Donald Trump.
This Muslim, Somali former refugee was elected to public office on the same day as Donald J. Trump. Ilhan Omar, the new Minnesota House Representative, shares her thoughts on fascism, the President elect, and why she feels they both succeeded in this election.
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She also speaks against a Minnesota bill that would increase penalties against groups that block freeways and roads, a tactic that Black Lives Matter has used to draw attention to its cause.