In 2016 newly minted Democrat Congresswoman and Muslim Ilhan Omar, pleaded for a light sentence for nine men living in Minnesota who were accused of seeking to join Muslim terrorist army ISIS.
That’s right, a woman who is now serving in Congress wanted to give terrorists who want to kill us a big break.
Back in 2016, nine Muslims living in Minnesota were convicted of trying to join terror army ISIS. Ahead of sentencing, several prominent Minneapolis residents wrote letters to the court to ask for leniency for these radical Muslim terrorists.
One of those hoping to give terrorists a slap on the wrist was Omar, then a member of Minnesota’s state legislature.
In her letter, for instance, Omar asked Judge Davis for “compassion” and a “restorative approach to justice,” concluding that “this ruling can set a precedent and has the potential to be a landmark case in addressing extremism,” according to Fox 9.
Now, remember, these nine terrorist wannabes wanted to join ISIS to kill everyone who is not a radical Muslim.
And those are the people Rep. Omar was trying to coddle.
Remember, this is the same Omar who essentially said she hoped God would destroy Israel.
Now she is serving in Congress and in a position of pushing her radical, anti-American agenda on the whole country.
Here is Omar’s 2016 plea to give these terrorists a slap on the wrist:
Honorable Judge Davis,
As you undoubtedly deliberate with great caution the sentencing of nine recently convicted Somali-American men, I bring to your attention the ramifications of sentencing young men who made a consequential mistake to decades in federal prison. 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. Such punitive measures not only lack efficacy, they inevitably create an environment in which extremism can flourish, aligning with the presupposition of terrorist recruitment: “Americans do not accept you and continue to trivialize your value. Instead of being a nobody, be a martyr.”
The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion. We must alter our attitude and approach; if we truly want to affect change, we should refocus our efforts on inclusion and rehabilitation. A long-term prison sentence for one who chose violence to combat direct marginalization is a statement that our justice system misunderstands the guilty. A restorative approach to justice assesses the lure of criminality and addresses it.
The desire to commit violence is not inherent to people — it is the consequences of systematic alienation; people seek violent solutions when the process established for enacting change is inaccessible to them. Fueled by disaffection turned to malice, if the guilty were willing to kill and be killed fighting perceived injustice, imagine the consequence of them hearing, “I believe you can be rehabilitated. I want you to become part of my community, and together we will thrive.” We use this form of distributive justice for patients with chemical dependencies; treatment and societal reintegration. The most effective penance is making these men ambassadors of reform.
The restorative approach provides a long-term solution – though the self-declared Islamic State may soon suffer defeat, their radical approach to change-making will continue as it has throughout history – by criminalizing the undergirding construct rather than its predisposed victims. Therein, this ruling can set a precedent and has the potential to be a landmark case in addressing extremism.
Thank you for your careful attention,
State Representative-Elect – MN 60B
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