On Tuesday, Tucker Carlson used Rep. Ilhan Omar as an example of how the left’s diversity ideology has been very damaging to America via our corroded immigration policy.
The Minnesota Democrat is clearly not the sort of person we want in the US Congress. She hates America, the nation that rescued her from failed state Somalia when she was 10. In a March interview in Vogue Arabia (!), she said that living in Trump’s America is an “everyday assault.”
Interestingly, the title of the Vogue interview is Ilhan Omar: “To Me, the Hijab Means Power, Liberation, Beauty, and Resistance” which indicates that she is a full tilt sharia Muslim.
By supporting Islamic dress codes for women, Omar has become a fashion icon for misogynous sharia proponents as well as a well known anti-American figure in the US Congress.
My only criticism of Tucker’s remarks is that he failed to mention Omar’s sharia Islam ideology — that’s the reason she hates America, not because she is a black African. Islam is not a race, despite the predictable condemnations from the press based on that overused subject.
TUCKER CARLSON: The Democratic candidates for President are on the road this week telling voters that the United States is an awful country. “America’s institutions are built on white supremacy,” squeaked Beto O’Rourke in an event yesterday.
Of all the lies these people tell — and there are many — this is the most absurd. In fact, the United States is the kindest, most open-minded place on the planet. The U.S. has done more for other people and received less in return than any nation in history by far.
Americans like to help. It makes us feel good. Some of our deepest satisfaction as a country comes from watching penniless immigrants arrive on our shores, buy into our values and thrive. We call it the American Dream and nothing makes us prouder.
It was in that spirit that in 1992, the United States welcomed 10-year-old Ilhan Omar and her family. Omar was born in Somalia, one of the world’s poorest countries. It was then ruled by a Marxist military dictatorship. When Omar was six, she and her parents and their six siblings fled a worsening civil war and wound up in a refugee camp in Kenya. They spent four years there until America offered the family asylum here and let them settle in Minneapolis.
Omar’s father drove a taxi at first then got a job at the Post Office working for the government. Omar, meanwhile, grew up free in the world’s richest country with all the bounty that that implies.
She became a citizen, then went to work for the State University. A few years later, she became a Member of Congress elected by voters who are proud to see an immigrant succeed.
Omar is now at the age of only 36, one of the most powerful women in America. It’s an amazing story really. Only in this country could it have happened.
Ilhan Omar has an awful lot to be grateful for, but she isn’t grateful. Not at all. After everything America has done for Omar and for her family, she hates this country more than ever.
In a recent piece in “The Washington Post,” the reporter put it this way, quote, “In Omar’s version, America isn’t the big hearted country that saved her from a brutal war and a bleak refugee camp. It wasn’t a meritocracy that helped her attend college or vaulted her into Congress. Instead, it was the country that had failed to live up to its founding ideals, a place that had disappointed her and so many immigrants, refugees and minorities like her,” end quote.
If anything, that’s an understatement. Omar isn’t disappointed in America, she is enraged by it. Virtually every public statement she makes accuses Americans of bigotry and racism.
“This is an immoral country,” she says. She has undisguised contempt for the United States and for its people. That should worry you and not just because Omar is now a sitting Member of Congress.
Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country. A system designed to strengthen America is instead undermining it. Some of the very people we try hardest to help have come to hate us passionately.
Maybe that’s our fault for asking too little of our immigrants. We aren’t self-confident enough to make them assimilate so they never feel fully American. Or maybe the problem is deeper than that. Maybe we’re importing people from places whose values are simply in antithetical to ours. Who knows what the problem is, but there is a problem and whatever the cause, this cannot continue. It’s not sustainable.
No country can import large numbers of people who hate it and expect to survive. The Romans were the last to try that with predictable results.
So be grateful for Ilhan Omar, annoying as she is. She’s a living fire alarm, a warning to the rest of us we better change our immigration system immediately. Or else.