Speculation, Analysis, and Opinion of Elder Patriot – Ilhan Omar is an example of what happens when voter ignorance and virtue signaling meet.
Thanks to the voters of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, who elected Rep. Omar, Islamic terror groups have a loud voice in Congress.
(Times of Israel) “Rep. Ilhan Omar has publicly declared her support for a notorious organization known for its terrorist leadership and financing of terrorism…
… On the 26th of August, Rep. Ilhan Omar made the following tweet:
Somali government and peacekeeping forces, need to protect @Hormuud and the Somali telecom industry as they make enormous contribution to the economy and provide vital services.
During my visit to Somalia in 2011, I was surprised by the quick evolution of technology in Somalia. https://t.co/u1vAht8sUo
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 25, 2019
Mrs. Omar has publicly called for the protection of Hormuud. Yet Hormuud Telecom has been mentioned as a sponsor of terrorism, not once, not twice, but many, many times.
Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc. is a private Somalian telecommunications company founded by Ahmed Nur Ali Jimale in April of 2002.
The United Nations Security Council’s Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia, dated 20 July 2009, contained the following paragraphs involving the activities of Ahmed Nur Ali Jimale, his company Hormuud and his direct support for al-Shabaab, a jihadist militant Islamic terrorist group in Somalia.
The United Nations Security Council’s Report of the Secretary-General (pages 10-12):
“Ali Ahmed Nur Jim’ale (Jim’ale) has served in leadership roles with the former Somali Council of Islamic Courts, also known as the Somali Islamic Courts Union, which was a radical-Islamist element. The most radical elements of the Somali Islamic Courts Union eventually formed the group known as al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab was listed for targeted sanctions in April 2010 by the United Nations Security Council committee established pursuant to resolutions, 751 (1992) and 1907 concerning Somalia and Eritrea (the “Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee”).
The Committee listed al-Shabaab for being an entity engaged in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Somalia, including but not limited to acts that pose a threat to Somali Transitional Federal Government.
Jim’ale also controls Hormuud Telecommunications (“Hormuud”). Hormuud Telecommunications is a company identified as being one of the single largest financiers of al-Shabaab, which includes large lump sum payments to al-Shabaab in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and these payments to al-Shabaab were facilitated by Jim’ale.
In addition to providing funding, Hormuud Telecommunications has provided key material and logistical support to al-Shabaab to include weapons, private fighters, and ammunition. Spokespersons for moderate Somali groups have warned the Somali people not to use Hormuud Telecommunications Company, because Hormuud personnel listen in on conversations for al-Shabaab. Additionally, Hormuud has cut off telephone service during al-Shabaab attacks against pro-Somali government forces.”
According to a UN Security Council Report, two employees of Hormuud Telecom were prosecuted for driving a large vehicle-borne IED through the Sinka Gheer checkpoint outside of Mogadishu.
Nearly 600 people were killed in what is reported to be the deadliest terrorist attack in the country’s history.
With that in mind, it’s easy to see why Omar calls for the abolition and ICE and supports leaving our borders open. The more defenseless America becomes the sooner her dreams are realized.