Rep. Ilhan Omar Lands Book Deal Worth $250G Despite Controversial Comments
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 It’s not funny, and puzzling why Dems get away with outdated stereotypes and dumb conspiracy theories like this.”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:
Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #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:
Jesus take the wheel! #BorderWall pic.twitter.com/aEPle6HFF1
— 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.
Now @IlhanMN has deleted her tweet from last night. pic.twitter.com/g9mpOVGObz
— 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.
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‘Book deal’ is DOG WHISTLE for campaign contribution.
It’s a workaround for “I can’t spend campaign funds on personal items.”
And I thought I was the only one who thought that …
It’s not just that people “think” that, it’s the absolute reality of the situation. This is why it doesn’t matter if every one of these books ends up in a landfill, because that’s not the point. It’s a way for wealthy, billionaire leftists to shovel huge amounts of cash on politicians they favor, while completely bypassing all existing campaign finance laws.
This is also why all campaign finance laws are such a bad joke – they only are meant to apply to anyone outside the system who’s dumb enough to think he can break in (Like Dinesh D’Souza) Any decent lawyer in the field can give you a half dozen ways off the top of his head to send massive amounts of cash to an office holder without violating any laws at all. The “prepayment for a book” game is one of the easiest.
Is the working title “Dreams from my Mother?”
I hear Ayers is needing another ghost writing gig
Dreams with My Brother.
Harbinger of things to come. Conditions in Europe tell us so.
“Book deal” is code for “bribe”.
Publishers know they will at least break even on cost+ 250k contract investments because progressive librarians at your local branch library buy this sort of book-trash at full price … and by the ton. It’s a publisher to library grift. The self-licking ice cream cone version of the new hardcover book market. And we pay for it via city/county taxes. It’s a book welfare program for huge corporate publishers.
I can browse online the new arrivals shelf at the local library right now and point to at least twenty books of this sort. I bloody hate it because these garbage books literally push good, older biographies and histories off the shelf and into the recycle bin.
That is first edition, library binding, ordered in advance, with optional undercoating price. And a year later, you can buy as many used copies as you want in the library book sale at a quarter a piece from the giant stack at the end of the table.
They can also be purchased as campaign materials with campaign funds, converting campaign funds to personal income.
“I wonder if the book will touch on her anti-Israel views, support for the BDS movement, and defending a hate group.”
NavyMustang already touched on it; Great minds think alike. But let me be more explicit.
I wonder if the book will touch on the fact she married her own brother, apparently to commit immigration fraud.
This is nothing but a payoff to Hamas through this phony book deal. She will never see a penny of it and everyone in the islamic world knows this.
She has an interesting story, bigamist married her own brother, still married and elected to Congress. Terrible anti-American and anti-Semitic views. She should have a book and movie like Caligula.
Poster girl for closing the borders for a few long years or decades.
Ship her back to Somalia.
This is one of the ways elected officials become multi millionaires while paid government salaries. Quarter million and not even know office a month. Congress been berry berry good to her!
Book Deal = lawyer fees/college fund transfer payment for Covington students
I would love to see a husband/wife DNA test.
I suppose fake speculation in cattle futures is now too obvious.