Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (video screenshot)
An investigative reporter who has helped compile compelling evidence that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother and lying about it under oath now cites multiple sources within the Minneapolis Somali community who claim the congresswoman entered the United States in 1995 as a fraudulent member of the Omar family.
In other words, her real name is not Omar, reports David Steinberg for Alpha News.
Steinberg, who was New York City Editor at PJ Media from 2009-2019, writes that there is now “probable cause to investigate Omar for eight instances of perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, up to eight years of state and federal tax fraud, two years of federal student loan fraud, and even bigamy.”
“To be clear: The facts describe perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history.”
Steinberg explains that the Omar family is a second, unrelated family that was being granted asylum by the United States, noting the information from his sources is corroborated by public records.
“The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family,” he writes.
While the three received asylum in the United States, Ilhan’s three other siblings, using their real names, obtained asylum in the United Kingdom. Among the British siblings, according to abundant evidence reported by Steinberg over the past three years, was Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
Before applying for asylum, the congresswoman’s name was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi.
In 2009, she married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi and did not divorce him until 2017, after her run for the state legislature drew attention to the marriage.
Last month, WND reported, a Minnesota agency found that Omar violated state campaign finance rules and filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while she was legally married to but separated from Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
President Trump waded into the issue on Wednesday before boarding Marine One, responding to a question from the conservative OANN, One American News Network.
“Well, there’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it,” Trump said.
“I hear she was married to her brother. You’re asking me a question about it. I don’t know, but I’m sure there’s somebody who will be looking at that.”
Under penalty of perjury
Steinberg points out that Omar’s marriage to Ahmed came after the State Department on Oct. 22, 2008, stopped accepting applications for a program enabling refugees to apply for asylum if one family member is already a legal U.S. resident.
The program was halted because DNA testing — primarily of Somalis — had concluded that some 87 percent of applicants were fraudulently claiming family relationships.
When Omar applied for a default divorce from Ahmed in August 2017, she swore under penalty of perjury that she had no contact with him after June 2011. Further, she swore that she didn’t know where to find him and didn’t know a single person who was likely to know his whereabouts.
“Now, a tremendous amount of evidence — from this article and our prior articles — shows that Ilhan perhaps perjured herself eight times with her nine answers,” Steinberg writes.
He points out that Minnesota’s perjury statute allows for a sentence of up to five years for each instance of perjury.
Steinberg has found evidence that Omar had considerable contact with Elmi from 2011 to 2015. He points to an Instagram photo of the two together in 2014 in London, where Elmi was living. In posts with family photos, Omar refers to Elmi as her children’s uncle.
A 2014 Instagram post apparently shows Ilhan Omar with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in London.
In an Instagram post, Ilhan Omar refers to Ahmed Nur Elmi as an uncle to her children.
In addition, Samsundar contacted Ahmed and published his email admitting to being photographed with Omar in London in 2015.
Steinberg also notes that the information on how to contact Ahmed was made public a few months before Omar swore to the nine-question court document.
Omar: ‘conspiracy theories and false accusations’
Omar, Steinberg writes, “has refused all inquiries from her constituents, elected officials, and media outlets to provide any specific evidence contradicting even a single allegation suggested by three years of now-public information.”
“In fact, Omar has responded by making information less available.”
In August 2016, after Powerline blogger Scott Johnson and Samsundar published the allegations, Omar’s verified social media accounts were taken offline, as were Ahmed’s. When the accounts returned, Steinberg notes, a large amount of potentially incriminating evidence had been deleted.
He published at least 10 additional “before and after” instances of evidence being deleted in 2018.
“Omar has released carefully worded statements that denigrate those seeking answers from her as racists,” Steinberg writes. “Yet she has repeatedly refused to answer questions or issue anything other than public relations statements.”
In June, Omar spokesman Jeremy Slevin issued a statement to the Minneapolis Star Tribune saying that since before her election, she had been “the subject of conspiracy theories and false accusations about her personal life.”
“Emboldened by a president who openly treats immigrants, refugees and Muslims as invaders, these attacks often stem from the presumption that Ilhan — like others who share those identities — is somehow illegitimate or not fully American,” Slevin said.
“Ilhan has shared more than most public officials ever do about the details of her personal life — even when it is personally painful,” he continued. “Whether by colluding with right-wing outlets to go after Muslim elected officials or hounding family members, legitimate media outlets have a responsibility not to fan the flames of hate. Continuing to do so is not only demeaning to Ilhan, but to her entire family.”
The Star Tribune, which finally examined the issue when the state agency found campaign finance and tax-filing violations, reported it can’t confirm or deny the claim she married her brother. But the paper said Omar, curiously, has refused to reveal the names of all of her family members.
Steinberg says sources have published video and photo evidence of threats from Omar’s campaign team.
He concludes that he, along with Johnson and Samsundar, have produced three years of articles, columns and posts that “have provided more than enough evidence to give law enforcement authorities probable cause to open an investigation.”
“Now would be the chance for law enforcement, and especially for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s House colleagues, to make a sincere stand against corruption and for the uniform application of the law.”