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Ilhan Omar Told High School Students an Untrue Story About Racial Injustice

Ilhan Omar Told High School Students an Untrue Story About Racial Injustice

“I’m not sure. … The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember”

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) told students at a high school in Minneapolis a tragic story of an African-American woman sentenced to jail time for stealing a loaf of bread to feed her starving granddaughter.

Now she is admitting she may have fabricated some details.

Grayce McCormick writes at the Washington Examiner:

Ilhan Omar confessed to embellishing a story she told to 400 high school students

Rep. Ilhan Omar confessed to falsifying a story she shared in front of about 400 students at Richfield High School in Minneapolis.

The anecdote was from Omar’s days of working for a Minneapolis city councilman five years ago.

She described a “sweet, old … African American lady” who got arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her starving 5-year-old granddaughter and spent the weekend in jail.

Omar said she attended the courtroom when the woman was brought in, and yelled, “Bulls—!” when the woman was fined $80 she couldn’t pay.

After the congresswoman’s speech, for which she was 30 minutes late and cost the students their lunch period, the Washington Post investigated the claim.

“I’m not sure. … The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember,” the Minnesota Democrat said in an interview. “She might have had a prior [arrest].”

Even the Washington Post story, which is mostly a glowing profile, threw a skeptical eye on her account:

Omar’s story echoed the plot of “Les Miserables.” If true, it is also probably embellished. City officials said that police aren’t allowed to arrest people for shoplifting unless there’s a likelihood of violence or further crime. Typically, shoplifters are sentenced to attend a three-hour class.

Twitchy has collected some responses to the Free Beacon report on this:

Ilhan Omar could so quickly tell an amazing pro-American story based on her experience of coming here as a refugee and eventually winning a seat in Congress. Instead, she seems hostile to America, despite everything it has done for her.


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DouglasJBender | July 9, 2019 at 9:04 am

That must have been a mighty fine loaf of bread.

casualobserver | July 9, 2019 at 9:15 am

The political art of Bread and Circuses is still alive after a couple of centuries.

caseoftheblues | July 9, 2019 at 9:21 am

She and millions of others like her that hate the country that has saved and helped them and respond only with hate and derision and a desire to destroy us are a big part of why more and more people are just getting fed up with immigration in general.

Omar’s legacy will be all lies and deceit.

Racial injustice is where the idea goes when blacks don’t do as well as whites after decades of affirmative action, if the alternative idea is unacceptable.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to rhhardin. | July 9, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Remember that American blacks average IQ is 85, AOC is from Somalia which has an average IQ of 68.

    To put this in perspective, Ashkenazi Jews are one standard deviation smarter than Caucasians, American blacks are one standard deviation below Caucasians, and AOC’s people are two standard deviations duller than Caucasians.

    I firmly believe that is why affirmative action has failed, in that the small percentage of blacks who are at an average IQ of 100 or higher are succeeding, and the rest simply cannot hack it.

    Rather than accept this, society has systematically dumbed down college curriculum in order to create the impression and to collect big government bucks, that affirmative action works. Many people simply cannot accept that as technology advances that a ever higher percentage of the population will not be smart enough to compete for available jobs.

    Lower IQ means lower employability, we all accept that morons of other races will have limited employability, it is time to accept that the same is true for people of color.

      artichoke in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 9, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      Affirmative action is focused on that “talented tenth” (WEB Du Bois’ term) the ones who get preferential college admissions and preferential hiring thereafter.

      The lower 90% get nothing as far as I can tell. There’s no affirmative action for getting a job at McDonalds or the local carwash. Never heard of it, even though I suppose legally it’s just as consistent with the law. An ordinary black man with an 80 IQ, or 90 that got into college but could not graduate, gets no advantages.

      We’d like to lift all boats. But in terms of fairness, the place where affirmative action has created distortions is in the upper middle class.

      rhhardin in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 9, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      The public policy response ought to be to teach good character rather than resentment. Good character gets you further in life than IQ. You’re just part of the spread then and fitting in.

      Identify as American, not as black.

      “To put this in perspective, Ashkenazi Jews are one standard deviation smarter than Caucasians…”

      Once again, prove it. Dig up the facts and find that this is nothing more than a falsehood.

      KEYoder in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 9, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      “Remember that American blacks average IQ is 85, AOC is from Somalia which has an average IQ of 68.”

      Even if this is true, it tells us precisely NOTHING about Ilhan Omar. She could very easily have an IQ above 120. Group differences may be interesting and have relevance for social policy, but they tell us nothing about the individual. Judging people whom we know as individuals by their class, race, or “privilege” group is objectionable and reprehensible whether done by “them” or “us.”

      So unless you have information about the actual IQs of individuals being discussed in an article, do us all a favor and stop repeatedly posting this irrelevance.

        rhhardin in reply to KEYoder. | July 10, 2019 at 7:13 am

        There’s not much doubt about group averages of IQ varying widely
        and you’re not going to see extreme IQs in the unfavored direction because the normal distribution falls off so quickly, though there’s a good overlap in the middle regions.

        The trouble is that an IQ-unfavored group is easy pickings for activists – you’re being discriminated against and that’s why the other guys have nice jobs and you don’t – not because they’re dumb but because they’re people. Where similar IQ white people would not be vulnerable to that activist because he’s not marked by skin color so he’d just fall where he falls in the talent mass.

        That’s a big public policy problem. I suggest teaching good character, which is what gets you a good place in life, overwhelming IQ in its effects. Not good for activists, though.

2smartforlibs | July 9, 2019 at 9:28 am

Who’s going to hold her accountable? She can pretty well say anything thing she wants and because of her intersectionality no one calling her out.

    artichoke in reply to 2smartforlibs. | July 9, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    It’s Congress, and she represents a Somali Muslim district. Her seat is safe unless some other Somali runs against her.

rustyshamrock | July 9, 2019 at 9:32 am

Liar, Liar, Burka on Fire!

I believe she also recalled that the name of the arresting officer was Police Inspector Javert. And grandma’s name was Val Jean.

Oh yay! Now tell the one about the asylum-system-grifter who married her brother in a polygamous marriage, cheated on her taxes and got elected to public office when she wasn’t even eligible to run!

This lie rates a 3 (out of 10).
She has done higher .. often

She’s Muslim, of course she’s hostile to America. It’s what Muhammad would demand, since infidel rule must be overthrown.

ScottTheEngineer | July 9, 2019 at 10:26 am

They keep saying congressional leaders. Or political leadership. Only followers need leaders.

I want representation. I vote for a representative.

    artichoke in reply to ScottTheEngineer. | July 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Her district is Somali Muslim. I remember that neighborhood when they were newer in the country and not militant. They were out of place then but somewhat pitied. Now, she saw a chance to overthrow the white female Democrat who had represented the district for a long time, since the Somali population had exceeded 50%.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to artichoke. | July 10, 2019 at 9:15 am

      That’s your typical Moslem. When their numbers are few, they lie low. When their numbers increase, they get aggressive. Very. That’s where MN is now. Expect the aggression to increase.

This isn’t a racial thing.
Joe Biden used to tell other peoples stories and claim them for himself.
Now it’s become OK so he’s clear to run for the democratic nomination.
I think he’s still a white guy although he may now identify as something else.

Escaped from RI | July 9, 2019 at 10:53 am

Victor Hugo and Jean Valjean were unavailable for comment.

LOL! Islamist lies to school children: film at 11!

The facts are not important. It’s the story. Just ask Spartacus.

In this case the story is as always, “Orange Man Bad”.

LeftWingLock | July 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm

FACTS are just tools the patriarchy uses to oppress women and POC. Whether the facts are true or not is unimportant. Whet is important is whether the story seems to be true.

And I bet she spent 3 years in solitary confinement, in a dark and damp cell, never seeing the sun or fresh air.

She has been watching too many Kevin Bacon movies


This isn’t really news. She lies all the time.
Wake me up when you find her telling a verified truth. Now that will be a first.

An “untrue story”.
Why the tiptoe around the word lie?
A lie, is a lie, is a lie.

Juba Doobai! | July 10, 2019 at 9:13 am

LaChance, stop putting water in your mouth to talk Ilhan Omar (D-Hamas & Somalia) plain and simply lied.

“Ilhan Omar Told High School Students a Lie About Racial Injustice”. There, FIFY.

Ken in Camarillo | July 10, 2019 at 4:55 pm

That’s OK. It was Fake but Accurate!
(I can’t believe I’m the first to say that!)

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | July 10, 2019 at 9:50 pm

Rut Roh!

More troubles for Gomer….er….Omer……

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Rep. @Ilhan Omar …. is ironic given her 2016 letter to a judge asking him to go easy on an ISIS terrorist.