Opinion| Mark Sidney| When I went to the American Priority Conference last year I was lucky enough to meet a lot of very influential people.
Now, two of those people have taken the problems facing this country on their backs and have decided to put their time and money where their mouths are and run for Congress.
One of those people was Judson Sapp, who I have nothing but great things to say about. Judson is kind and genuine, and I believe him when he says that he is running to do what is best for the nation, not what is best for hm personally.
Another superstar I met was Dalia Al-Aqidi.
Dalia is a Muslim woman who fled the tyranny of Saddam Hussein as a refugee when she was in her 20’s. Dalia is now running as a Republican to challenge Ilhan Omar for her Congressional seat in Minnesota’s 5th district.
While both women are Muslim and refugees from Islamic nations, there is one key difference, Ms. Al-Aqidi actually shows reverence for the nation which took her in.
“I came to the U.S. more than 25 years ago. So, basically, I’m not a refugee anymore. I’m not an Iraqi anymore. I’m an American. Period.”
“America, for me, is my country. America opened the doors for me,” the Congressional candidate stated.
In an interview with Fox News earlier today, Dalia stated that ‘Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is doing “irreparable” damage to the United States, according to Dalia Al-Aqidi, an Iraqi refugee who is running as a Republican to unseat Omar in November.’
“As an American citizen, my duty is to defend my country and my duty is to stand up to her hatred and racism that she’s spreading within her community, within the country, and even worldwide,” Al-Aqidi said. “Ilhan Omar is harming every American with her hatred, her standing against what we believe in, [and] against our own Constitution.”
Ms. Al-Aqidi is a former White House correspondent. Al-Aqidi boasted to the “Fox & Friends” hosts, stating that America “is her dream.”
Having sent a few hours with Dalia I can tell you first hand that this woman is the salt of the Earth and really truly does want to help Keep America Great.
It is refreshing to see an empowered Muslim woman who is proud to be an American putting herself on the line to take on one of the most destructive forces in US politics today, Ms. Ilhan Omar.
Not to play the Democrats’ identity politics game here, but rather to prove how absurd it all is, I, as a Jewish American male, am proud to support a female Muslim candidate for Congress, further proving that America is great because of the reverence for the ideals of liberty which patriots share, and disproving the notion that the amount of melanin in one’s skin, which bathroom they use, nor how people choose to worship, makes any difference.
As President Trump iconicity stated “When you open your heart to Patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.’