I wonder if the book will touch on her anti-Israel views, support for the BDS movement, and defending a hate group.
Fox News has reported that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) received a book deal worth $250,000 that will detail her move to America to Congress.
However, the book deal announcement comes at a time when Omar has come under fire from numerous people over her controversial comments about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Israel, and the Covington Catholic students.
From Fox News:
The book by Omar, the first Somali American to serve in Congress, has the working title, “This Is What America Looks Like,” and will be published by Dey Street. It will touch upon Omar’s upbringing in Somalia, her years as a refugee in Kenya and her subsequent arrival in the United States.
According to Forbes, which first reported the book deal, the agreement is listed as a “good deal” – meaning Omar will be getting between $100,000 and $250,000.
“Her voice on the page is very much as it is in real life — fresh and positive even when she is tackling serious issues, with real empathy and deep knowledge,” Dey Street executive editor Alessandra Bastagli told the outlet.
“Her story counters everything we keep hearing from the current administration and the right-wing media about refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women. This memoir presents an urgent and important counter-narrative.”
Yeah, it’s superb how a refugee from Somalia has made it all the way to Congress. Unfortunately, Omar has started her first term off with a long list of controversial tweets deemed homophobic and anti-Israel.
On January 15, @MuslimIQ wondered what “they have on Graham” to explain why the senator has changed so much recently to side with President Donald Trump.
They got to him, he is compromised! https://t.co/m8sB3EmElg
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 16, 2019
People on the right called the tweet homophobic:
Harmeet K. Dhillon, a national committeewoman for the Republican National Committee, slammed Omar’s comment for bigotry: “Breathtaking bigotry, homophobia from a member of Congress. It’s not funny, and puzzling why Dems get away with outdated stereotypes and dumb conspiracy theories like this.”
“Is this a reference to the prominent & pernicious homophobic rumor that is circulating the internet? Because I might expect that from a troll, but you’re a Congresswoman,” Jerry Dunleavy tweeted.
“Here’s an elected representative promulgating the homophobic conspiracy theory, without evidence, that Lindsay Graham is a gay, blackmailed, shill,” writer Tiana Lowe seconded.
Omar also received criticism from her tweets that bash Israel:
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012
Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness. https://t.co/SvEXjlxlEN
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 31, 2018
Omar doesn’t hide the fact that she proudly supports the BDS movement:
Ms. Omar, who with Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib became this month the first Muslim women elected to Congress, was accused of a bait-and-switch after she revealed last week that she backs the anti-Israel BDS — Boycott, Divest and Sanction — cause, an issue she skirted during the campaign.
“With Election Now Over, Omar Voices BDS Support,” said the Nov. 12 headline in TC Jewfolk, a publication of the Twin Cities’ Jewish community.
Her stance touched off fireworks between two progressive heavyweights: Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, who has been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism, which she denies, and the Anti-Defamation League, headed by former Obama administration official Jonathan Greenblatt.
Let’s not forget when she mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith:
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 11, 2018
Then she embroiled herself into the “controversy” with the Covington Catholic students and Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial days after numerous longer videos debunked the lies spread by the MSM.
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) January 23, 2019
Yeah she deleted the tweet where she made false claims against the high school boys and defended a hate group.DONATE
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