Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments have created a tsunami of scandals that’s left her political future in doubt.
But now she may have crossed the point of no return.
That’s because you won’t believe what Ilhan Omar said about Sharia law.
Omar – like the vast majority of younger Democrats – champions open borders and attacks immigration enforcement as being an expression of white supremacy.
Omar voiced these racist sentiments when she attacked enforcing immigration law as “white nationalism” in a recent tweet.
“This is abhorrent and inhumane. It’s without a doubt a reflection of what white nationalism is doing to our country. As a country, we have to acknowledge that this is how people are being treated here and decide that we are better and we must do better,” Omar tweeted.
Conservative news site the Daily Wire wondered that, since Omar thought enforcing federal immigration laws was racist, how she felt about the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, announcing that homosexuals would be stoned to death in accordance with Islamic Sharia law.
The Daily Wire reached out for comment and received no response.
In fact, the conservative publication even informed Omar’s office that no response would constitute as condoning these barbaric laws.
The Daily Wire exclusively reports:
The Daily Wire also asked Omar if she would say that these acts are due to radical Islam.
Omar and her office refused to respond to multiple requests for comment.
The Daily Wire again contacted Omar’s office on Friday via phone and email to give them another chance to respond and notified them that a non-response would be considered a “refusal to condemn” these acts. Omar’s office again did not respond to the inquiries.
This may be Omar’s worst scandal.
These bigoted laws in Brunei should have been a layup for Omar to condemn.
Instead, she opted for silence.
Maybe Omar and her staff felt that since the Daily Wire was a conservative news outlet, they were trying to play the “gotcha” game.
So-called “mainstream” media outlets routinely play this game with Republicans.
Every time some obscure local committeeman from a small town posts an offensive Facebook meme, or an elected Republican retweets a random supporter who may have posted prejudiced content in the past, the fake news media rushes to demand every Republican in Washington renounce all their supporters as being racists and cranks.
If the Republican hesitates for even a moment, the fake news claims they are in league with white nationalists and “normalizing” hate.
But this was not the case with the Daily Wire.
They were just trying to apply the same rules on an evenhanded basis.
And Omar’s refusal to condemn Brunei executing homosexuals under Sharia law disturbed many Americans.
Many wonder why she sat silently by while it was used to justify horrific acts.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.