Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar has been caught hosting secret fundraising events with groups that have ties to know Islamofascist terror groups.
Not only have these events been secretive, Omar’s office excluded the media and also closed them to any public scrutiny.
Even now the contents of her speeches have been locked away and neither Minnesota’s voters, nor the Congress are aware of what she said to these strictly Muslim audiences.
Some of the groups have known ties to terrorists. The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Omar recently spoke in Florida at a private event hosted by Islamic Relief, a charity organization long said to have deep ties to groups that advocate terrorism against Israel. Over the weekend, she will appear at another private event in California that is hosted by CAIR-CA PAC, a political action committee affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR a group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive terror-funding incident.
One has to wonder just how long supporters of Israel who are often also members of the Democrat Party will stay with the Democrats?
Here we have a newly elected, and highly hailed Democrat working directly with terror groups in secret meetings not open to public transparency.
The Beacon adds:
Islamic Relief has come under congressional investigation for what lawmakers have described as its efforts to provide assistance to terrorist group such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The charity has been banned by some countries as a result of these ties.
In 2017, Congress sought to ban taxpayer funds from reaching the charity due to these terror links.
Another big question is this: why has the media ignored this news?
At least some people are taking notice, though. According to the Beacon several pro-Israel groups have sent a letter to members of Congress demanding answers.
“Rep. Omar’s presence as a keynote speaker to raise funds for Islamic Relief USA, whose parent organization and chapters have documented ties to terrorist organizations, demonstrates that she has learned next to nothing over the last few weeks when she was reprimanded by your office and by other Democrats for posting ugly, anti-Semitic attacks on Jews and their organizations,” the pro-Israel groups wrote in a letter send to House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Elliott Engel (D., N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.).
Good questions, certainly.
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