(American Conservative) -- In 2013, Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) joined a crowd flooding into the Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis to see former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Hotel staff asked police to help clear the lobby and anyone without a hotel room key had to leave. Most complied, but Omar refused and wound up arrested for trespassing. In her booking photo, Omar appears sans hijab and rather startled.
Omar then proceeded to rack up a series of traffic violations, 24 in all, including driving without a license. This has led some to wonder if Omar believes she is bound only by Shariah, the law of Allah, and not by the laws of the United States. Other pertinent questions involve the freshman congresswoman’s reality, and how it squares with U.S. immigration law.
As David Steinberg has painstakingly documented, a trove of British and U.S. marriage records, address records, archived online communications, sworn court documents, photos, and tax records all refute Omar’s claims about these incidents and others in her recent past. By all indications, she entered into a sham marriage with her brother, hardly the first case of immigration fraud.
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