While Republicans were frantically apologizing for President Trump, David Steinberg was doing some important research. This piece appears at Power Line, which had taken much of the lead in researching and investigating Rep. Ilhan Omar, as it previously had, Rep. Keith Ellison.
These allegations from within the Somali community both shed some light and raise some interesting questions about Omar's odd marriage.
The proceeding information was given to me by multiple sources within the Minneapolis Somali community. The verifiable evidence corroborating their information follows below:
In 1995, Ilhan entered the United States as a fraudulent member of the “Omar” family.
That is not her family. The Omar family is a second, unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. 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.
Ilhan’s genetic family split up at this time. The above three received asylum in the United States, while Ilhan’s three other siblings — using their real names — managed to get asylum in the United Kingdom.
Ilhan Abdullahi Omar’s name, before applying for asylum, was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi.
Her father’s name before applying for asylum was Nur Said Elmi Mohamed. Her sister Sahra Noor’s name before applying for asylum was Sahra Nur Said Elmi. Her three siblings who were granted asylum by the United Kingdom are Leila Nur Said Elmi, Mohamed Nur Said Elmi, and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
Ilhan and Ahmed married in 2009, presumably to benefit in some way from a fraudulent marriage. They did not divorce until 2017.
It's unknown to what extent these allegations are true, but they do help explain Omar's strange marriage to a man alleged to be her brother.
If this is true, then Rep. Omar was continuing a pattern of immigration fraud by reuniting a part of her family through a fake marriage.
It sounds weird, but the immigration and refugee system is full of even weirder stuff.
What this would mean is that Rep. Omar's name isn't even Omar. And that she was brought here under false pretenses.
Again, these allegations deserve investigation. And instead, Dems are rushing to make this bigot into their poster child and chief victim.