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WASHINGTON, DC- Poor Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Imagine having nothing to be concerned about such as record gas prices, skyrocketing inflation, exploding crime rates or a cognitive mess serving as president, and instead worrying about people singing Christian songs on board a plane.
Yet there was Minnesota’s resident “squad” member whining about that exact thing over the Easter holiday weekend, curious about what would happen if her family held a prayer session on a flight.
Since there is a bit of experience in the United States with Islamists engaged in similar activity which ended with Allahu Akbar and three planes flying into buildings 21 years ago, that might get a little more attention. But we digress.
“I think my family should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end?” Omar, the Muslim rep on the squad asked.
I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end? pic.twitter.com/5696Erwsl5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 17, 2022
Had Omar done her homework before spouting off like the whiny, hateful liberal that she is, she would have known that this was not a commercial flight, but instead was part of a flight by Kingdom Realm Ministries who were traveling across Europe to support Ukrainian refugees.
The video was captioned “Worshipping Jesus 30,000 feet in the air,” and was originally posted on April 9 by Jack Jensz Jr., who founded Kingdom Realm Ministries, according to TMZ.
Omar, a lightning rod as a member of Congress for her anti-Semitic rants against Israel and for illegally marrying her own brother to skirt US immigration laws to get him into the U.S. drew sharp criticism for the tweet, occurring on one of the holiest weekends on the Christian calendar.
“Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?” tweeted Vernon Jones, a black former Democrat who is running for a Georgia congressional seat. “If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia, Sudan, or wherever you’re from. Take your brother with you.”
Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan?
If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America disturbs you, feel free to pack your bags and head back to Somalia, Sudan, or wherever you’re from.
Take your brother with you. https://t.co/f2FZhWruz0
— Vernon Jones For Congress (@VernonForGA) April 17, 2022
Jose Castillo, a Republican candidate in Florida’s 9th Congressional District tweeted:
“In America, Muslims can & do pray in public,” Castillo tweeted. “If she wants a country where Christians aren’t allowed to do the same [Omar] should go back to her own country,” he added, an obvious reference to Somalia.
In America, Muslims can & do pray in public. If she wants a country where Christians aren’t allowed to do the same @IlhanMN should go back to her own country.
— Jose Castillo for Congress (@JoseForFlorida) April 18, 2022
Cicely Davis, engaged in a primary in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, represented by Omar tweeted in response:
“Qatar—a country you’re very familiar with—plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes. The have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens. It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims.”
Qatar – a country you’re very familiar with – plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before takeoff on their planes. They have a designated prayer area & coordinates for Mecca are posted on the screens.
It’s no problem. The issue is you hate Christians & Jews & lots of Muslims. https://t.co/wBX1ycl5nv
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) April 18, 2022
Another Republican vying for her seat, Royce White also spoke out:
“I’m coming for your seat. Don’t disrespect Christianity! You’re a globalist fraud. You can’t pray in Pelosi’s office! The Democrats you serve don’t believe in God. Their platform is openly anti-God. Minneapolis will not become Mogadishu. We will not bend the knee.”
I’m coming for your seat. Don’t disrespect Christianity! You’re a globalist fraud. You can’t pray in Pelosi’s office! The Democrats you serve don’t believe in God. Their platform is openly anti-God. Minneapolis will not become Mogadishu. We will not bend the knee. #Godspeed https://t.co/SGGuYzyNwF
— Royce White 🇺🇸 (@Highway_30) April 18, 2022
Fox News said the original posting of the video appears to have been deleted. Omar shared it from the Twitter account @daveneworld_2, which has the name “Fifty Shades of Whey.” While some question the authenticity of the group, a filmmaker named Jonathan Kolodziej Durand said he had witnessed Kingdom Realm Ministries ministering to Ukrainians earlier in the month.
“I just spent a week volunteering at the train station in Przemysl, Poland, right across from the Ukrainian border & saw the same people there. They were playing to Ukrainian refugees stuck waiting hours for transportation, who’d just fled from the bombing of Kharkiv & Mariupol.”
I just spent a week volunteering at the train station in Przemysl, Poland, right across from the Ukrainian border & saw the same people there. They were playing to Ukrainian refugees stuck waiting hours for transportation, who'd just fled from the bombing of Kharkiv & Mariupol pic.twitter.com/yXjtlUhAPv
— Jonathan Kołodziej Durand (@jondurand) April 17, 2022
Meanwhile, Omar should enjoy what little time she has left in the majority. After November, hopefully she will either be kicked out on her keester or reduced to mediocrity wallowing in the minority.
Speaking of Cicely Davis, below is a piece we did last year about why she is running against Omar for her congressional seat.
On Saturday, November 13th, Cicely Davis told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that she is running for Congress to replace Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and to help prevent the radical transformation of Minneapolis and America.
Safety needs to be the utmost priority.
Why isn't our city council doing anything to protect our citizens?
We HAVE to hold them accountable.
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) November 15, 2021
Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle opened the interview by asking Davis about Minneapolis’s recent vote to reject a measure that would have defunded the police.
Davis responded by saying:
“There was an assumption that because [Ilhan Omar] backed it and because Keith Ellison backed it and promoted it, that it would go through. And so I think there was a complacency there, but the people stood up.”
“Just to remind the people, my district is 63 percent liberal and so this is the significance of them voting against, at 57 percent of the voters, voted against saying they wanted more police presence, not less.”
“And so the reality is, that progressives have been using this public safety reform as a Trojan horse for the radical transformation of America and the Minneapolis people stood up and said, ‘no’ and that to me is absolutely shocking.”
Boyle then noted that Minnesota’s fifth congressional district has been a Democrat stronghold for nearly 50 years.
He asked Davis about her plan to flip the district red.
“And so the way to beat her is right now I would need to ride this wave. Again, what happened on election Tuesday shows that common sense is finally starting to kick in. I’m having conversations in liberal living rooms, that is what I’m calling my tour right now.”
“And what they’re telling me is that you know what, we don’t feel that she actually cares about what we care about those kitchen table issues.
What’s costing more at the gas tank, putting money in the gas tank, what’s costing more to buy groceries, you’re getting less than your paycheck, which means that we have to take away from you know, electives like taekwondo fees and piano lessons and sports and things like that.”
Minneapolis is seeing more and more situations like Jason Miller.
No one should have to worry about being randomly shot at when walking home from work.
I pray that Jason has a speedy recovery and that the violence in Minneapolis stops. https://t.co/fLkaIyvKcK
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) November 12, 2021
Davis mentioned that creating a “permission structure” is crucial for her plan to defeat Omar.
“See right now, the way to win this is to just create a permission structure for liberals and what I mean by that is this, you know, we, I speak to liberals and I say, ‘You know what, here’s the deal, are you getting what you thought you’re going to get?'”
“Create a creative permission structure where they can say, ‘You know what? We voted for her. We thought that we were getting one thing. We’re getting something altogether different.’ I think if I can build a relationship, rapport and trust, I think I can go to the ballot box and check in (R) this time because we need to get money back in our pockets and we need to feel safe in this district.”
Boyle mentioned Omar’s radical history as a champion of defunding the police and also touched on her “some people do something” quote regarding the September 11th terrorist attacks.
“She’s for defunding of police in Minneapolis. She’s also for defunding the Iron Dome in Israel. She clearly has a problem with her constituents and our allies and protecting themselves.”
In December 2020, the City Council defunded the police by 18 MILLION DOLLARS.
Shootings are up 250%
Homicides are up 105%
Carjackings are up 222%
These numbers will continue on an upward trend if we further defund or dismantle our police department.
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) November 10, 2021
Davis then criticized Omar for the way she stifles litigation in Congress by saying:
“Omar loves to hold hostages. She led the squad in voting against the infrastructure bill because the even more expensive, bankrupt America Act didn’t pass first.”
Davis called out Omar for pushing an anti-Semitic agenda, by saying:
“She’s not at all listening or bowing to the will of her constituents in this district. I’m stepping up to hold her accountable. I apologetically stand with our allies in Israel and I’m standing up against the anti-semitism agenda that’s going on in this country.”
As the interviewed continued, Davis detailed her background growing up in the deep blue state of Minnesota. She said her entire family is liberal and Davis herself even voted for Barack Obama in 2008. However, his poor performance as president made her realize the conservative values within her.
“I realized once he got in, what he was saying and what he actually was doing, didn’t line up with my values. Did not vote for him the second time, then became very active with my conservative values, supporting local candidates.”
Davis said the riots in her state in 2020 caused her to run for a congressional seat.
“I turned that mirror in front of me and just said, “‘Hey, it’s got to be you.’ So, I just decided to take that plunge and to be a champion for my district and for our country, we have to defend our constitutional republic.”
Boyle asked if Davis, a black woman, noticed an uptick in Republican support amongst black voters in her district.
She responded by saying:
“There are open ears and I’ll tell you something, 30 percent of black men in Minnesota actually voted for Trump last election cycle. So, that’s something I’m definitely taking advantage of to get them to help me move that needle.”
Ilhan Omar will spend tens of thousands of dollars on her own armed personal security for her and her family while simultaneously calling to defund and dismantle an entire police department.
Ilhan Omar does not care about Minneapolis or the safety of its residents.
— Cicely Davis (@CicelyDavisMN) November 10, 2021
Boyle then asked Davis about her plan to convince lifelong Democrat voters to support her in the election.
“So the way I approach is to just simply ask a question. They have to understand that I’m not there to debate. I start out by saying, ‘What are you interested in? And how is your life better?’ And what that does is it opens up conversation and so it really forces people to be honest.”
“And once I find that out, I find out that we have a lot of things in common and we’re all interested in a really basic, basic life necessities. You know, our children’s future education, public safety, you know, wanting to have a financial future so we can enjoy some of life lessons. We want a robust Minneapolis back.”
At the end of the interview, Davis made her final pitch to voters within her district:
“We need someone who can come in and kind of calm things down and be a real champion for this district. But leave people to where, you know, there’s common sense and there is a way that we can work together, stand shoulder to shoulder and really represent and change the narrative in Minnesota.”
Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”. While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.
And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.
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Ilhan Omar bashes judge for blocking ballot measure that would wipe out Minneapolis Police Department
September 16th, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, MN- According to reports, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) railed against a judge’s recent decision to block a Minneapolis ballot measure that would replace the city’s current police department with a Depart of Public Safety.
Ilhan Omar bashes judge block of vote to get rid of Minneapolis PD – New York Post https://t.co/TDwVH1o4Qi
— RJ (@RJHimself) September 16, 2021
During an in-person town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 14th, Omar blamed big money for thwarting a progressive measure that she argued would have given the city “flexibility” on how to “better” police the city. Omar said:
“The leaders who are opposed to progress in this city are not nameless or faceless. Using your network to obstruct the kind of progress so many people in this city want and were looking forward to is not something that should go unnoticed.”
“This ballot measure should be on the ballot. As you an tell, I’m pretty upset about it. We have people pouring in so much money to make us enslaved to a charter that the majority of us [oppose]. This is the opposite of what democracy should produce.
The people had a vision for what they wanted, and there’s a judge, there’s a mayor, there is a police chief, and their monied friends who are telling us we can’t have a city that is flexible to our needs and to our demands. How else are we supposed to make progress if we can’t do that?”
On Tuesday, September 14th, Hennepin County District Judge Jamie Anderson struck down Question 2 on the Minneapolis ballot for the November 2nd election, saying the wording was “unreasonable and misleading.”
The question was to ask voters whether they wanted the city’s charter to be amended to replace the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) with a Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety would:
“Include licensed peace officers (police officers) if necessary, with administrative authority to be consistent with other city departments to fulfill its responsibilities for public safety.”
In an op-ed for the Star Tribune on August 31st, Omar argued that the measure was a necessary step in ending police brutality and making communities safer. She wrote:
“The truth is the current system hasn’t been serving our city for a long time. I have long said we need a public safety system that is actually rooted in people’s basic human needs.”
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison also endorsed the measure last month, saying Minneapolis residents are eager for police reform and “accountability” after the death of George Floyd in the same city last year. On August 31st, Ellison tweeted:
“Fundamentally, communities across [Minneapolis] need & want the possibility for reform & accountability, which the current Charter blocks by locking us into an outdate model for law enforcement and safety. They want to end the cycle in inaction.”
“This year the residents of [Minneapolis] have asked for and can take the first step of action on the ballot. As a resident of [Minneapolis] where George Floyd’s murder sparked a national call for real reform, I will vote Yes for greater public safety & more human rights for all. #Yes4Minneapolis.”
‘Defund police’ Squad members AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Presley, Rashida Taliban, Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman are the biggest spenders on private securityhttps://t.co/6Jw7hzxDLe
— DJ (@dantelpowers) September 14, 2021
According to FEC records, Omar spent approximately $2,800 on personal security in the second quarter. However, her spending was overshadowed by Missouri’s Cori Bush, who spent nearly $70,000 of her campaign funds on personal security, in the two months between April 15 and June 28.
Local restaurant owner says Minneapolis “is run by gangs” and desperately calls for more policing
September 2nd, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – According to a recent report, a local restaurant owner spoke about crime impacting the city of Minneapolis and alleged that the “city is run by gangs”.
He remarked on how the low morale in policing is creating a detrimental effect for safety overall.
Any politician still supporting the #DefundThePolice lunacy is putting their self-serving agenda before their constituents. Citizens like Sherman feel they can't "talk to the politicians anymore… there's no point." They clearly don't care. #VoteThemOut https://t.co/kusteCYLyJ
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) August 25, 2021
The owner of Seven Steakhouse Sushi & Rooftop in Minneapolis, Ken Sherman, recently spoke up about the crime in his city, saying that it seems the only thing criminals are afraid of these days are even worse criminals:
“This city is run by gangs. The only thing a bad guy is afraid of is a badder guy.”
Sherman explained that point in furtherance, saying that individuals hosting malintent aren’t dissuaded unless they come across something that serves as a direct threat to them – and he simply isn’t seeing police making patrols like they used to:
“I’m on a rooftop on Hennepin and Seventh. I can be on that rooftop on a Saturday night and get there at 9 or 10 p.m. be there till 2-2:30 a.m. and never see a police car and absolutely never see a policeman walking down the street.”
“The only police we see are off-duty cops hired by other bars or restaurants.”
But Sherman doesn’t think this is necessarily a problem created by the Minneapolis Police Department.
Instead, he says that this is an issue stemming from the low morale instilled by an overzealous city council that sought to condemn the entire police force over the past year:
“The moment that the city council condemned an entire group of men, many of whom have devoted years of their life to keep us safe, and said that they were systemically racist and they should be abolished, they destroyed the morale of the MPD.”
“Now what you hear about is how 250 members of the police force have left, but that’s okay now according to the politicians because now they are going to fund to get more cops.”
Sherman was being slightly sarcastic in that sense when saying “but that’s okay now according to the politicians because now they are going to fund to get more cops,” because he sees the situation as 250 officers with years of experiencing leaving the force, only to be replaced by inexperienced officers.
What seems to upset Sherman the most in the city council’s characterization of the MPD is the notion that somehow the entire police force is systemically racist:
“In terms of them being systematically racist, I take issue with that.”
"[Minneapolis] is a city run by gangs."
–Ken Sherman, managing partner at Seven Steakhouse Sushi & Rooftop, 700 Hennepin Ave.
There's a lot to be gleaned from this recent article in TCB magazine (also makes you aware of how much is missing from #MNmedia)https://t.co/8t54liMGB5 pic.twitter.com/XtM0B5mJBv
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) August 18, 2021
He explained that while there can certainly be racist individuals within a police department, he added that any entity composed of a large amount of people can inadvertently host these sorts of unsavory individuals:
“There certainly are members of the police force who are racist; there are members of the realtors association who are racist; there are members of every organization that are racist.”
Another area Sherman believes is causing the low morale within the MPD is the fear of losing their jobs or being sued – or worse – for making a mistake while on the job.
Sherman also added that there is a real fear within the police department that an officer could be shot – and no one would bat an eye if it were to happen:
“If a cop gets shot, nobody seems to care.”
These days, Sherman feels like reaching out to elected officials is almost pointless, saying that officials never seem to acknowledge these sorts of concerns that he and others feel within the community:
“I don’t talk to the city. I don’t talk to the politicians. I’ve given up. There’s no point.”
When it comes to running his restaurant, Sherman feels that the only thing he can depend on now is the effectiveness of his hired security outside the restaurant – which consists of roughly 15 people patting down customers and waving wands to ensure customers don’t have the propensity to cause trouble while inside:
“We just know [the police] aren’t coming, so we do it ourselves, and we’re fine with that.”
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