Why the right wing is so threatened by Ilhan Omar

Why the right wing is so threatened by Ilhan Omar
Why the right wing is so threatened by Ilhan Omar

Despite being a freshman congressmember, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has been the target of repeated racist attacks and bad-faith accusations of anti-Semitism. Author Moustafa Bayoumi says this is no surprise — as a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, Omar is highly visible and she’s not shy about sharing her views: “If she were a quiet, black, refugee woman from Somalia, Muslim who covered her hair and all of that stuff, then I think people would love to trot her out for the optics alone. But she’s not a quiet congresswoman. In fact, I think that’s a great thing.”

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