Last week’s big Minnesota political news was the Ilhan Omar defeating 2343-term representative Phyllis Kahn in the DFL primary (the election that actually matters in that benighted part of Minneapolis, unfortunately).  The Minneapolis media turned cartwheels over The First Somali Woman nominee.

Scott Johnson found a story behind the story at Powerline:

A reader has written us to point out that the Somali website Somalispot[since deleted, but visible on Googlecacheposted information last week suggesting Omar’s involvement in marriage and immigration fraud. The post notes that Omar married Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Hirsi is the father of Omar’s three children. Omar is depicted with Hirsi and their children on Omar’s campaign website here.

The post further notes that Omar married her brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, implying that the latter marriage assisted his entry into the United States. Her brother was a British citizen. “As soon as Ilhan Omar married him,” the post continues, “he started university at her [a]lma mater North Dakota State University where he graduated in 2012. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Minneapolis where he was living in a public housing complex and was later evicted. He then returned to the United Kingdom where he now lives.”

Let me note here that Omar’s marriage to her brother, if it occurred in fact, is illegal under Minnesota law. I believe it would be void ab initio, as though it never occurred. If it occurred, I infer that it must have taken place for dishonest purposes.

Seems like mindless gossip?  Perhaps even unfounded?

Well, maybe – but wait’ll you read the response from Noor’s spokesdroid.

If only we had some institution – perhaps with printing presses and transmitters, staffed with people who see themselves as high priests of information – that weren’t terrified of never getting to do lunch at the Saint Paul Grill to look into these sorts fo things

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  1. the monday morning editorial meeting at the strib is deciding if they should:

    a) report the anti-multicultural attack on Noor by powerline
    b) report the extremely racist attack on Noor by powerline
    c) report the Trump sanctioned attack on Noor by powerline
    d) bury the story of marriage by Noor to her brother while married in a 2 paragraph squib in the Metro section
    e) wait for DG to join the conference call and offer her opinion
    f) all of the above

  2. I am sure that there is an entirely innocent explanation for why she brought her bro into the US, married him when she was already married to someone else, got him citizenship, divorced him, and then sent him abroad.

  3. Sauk…..if they report any of this at all, it will be….”Republicans attack Muslim woman……”

  4. Trump is coming this week to address the issue of Little Mogadishu, I think everyone should make a effort to go.

  5. It appears that:

    1. The state of Minnesota was bilked of welfare cash.

    2. The state of North Dakota was bilked of subsidized tuition.

    3. The citizens of the United States were bilked of tuition assistance, welfare cash AND our sovereign right to control immigration.

    It’s just another day at the office for Democrats and their moocher base. Nothing to see, move along.

  6. I realize he’s an extreme longshot, but is the state party supporting Abdimalik Askar? The Somalian neighbhorhood voted overwhelming against homosexual marriage. Would they vote for a successful Republican who is pro-life and I assume not a fan of gay marriage? Not that the issue means anything in the capital, but if you want someone who represents your views on the issue.

  7. went to yesterday and verified two marriage certificates for Ilhan Omar – checked just now and only the certificate for her marriage to her brother shows up – they have expunged the record of her first marriage.

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  9. Racist, xenophobe, haters – all of you.

    It’s been established in a court of law that any two people who love each other ought not be denied the benefits of marriage.

    End of discussion, pigs!

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