R ep. Ilhan Omar shared an anonymous death threat she received to signal her need for security.
The Democrat from Minnesota has been in the limelight ever since her election and is part of the so-called "Squad" of Massachusetts, along with Democratic newbies Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley. Omar is upset over several statements she has interpreted as anti-Semitic and about her political positions that are left of other Democrats.
The murder threat warns the legislature that it could be killed at the Minnesota State Fair, which runs from August 22nd to September 2nd. 37-year-old Omar, a Somali refugee as a child, tweeted a photograph of the threat saying, "I hate living in a world where you have to be protected from your fellow human beings. I hated it as a child who has experienced war, and I hate it now. "
" But until crazy people like this stop threatening my life and that of others, I have to accept the reality of being safe, "she added The Tweet in response to a photo of a bodyguard standing behind her ,
I hate that we live in a world where you have to be protected from your fellow human beings. I hated it as a child living through the war, and I hate it now.
But until crazy people like this stop threatening my life and others, I have to accept the reality of being safe. https://t.co/EUkaaCzXZi pic.twitter.com/VDweQr6bHf
̵1; Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN)
August 28, 2019
The threat hinted at a mass casualty event at the fair.
"You will not return to Washington, your life will end before your 'vacation' ends, and apart from that, you will not die alone when it comes down to it, and you're likely to arrive at the Minnesota State Fair However, we have a very capable person with a very large "weapon," the letter says.
"They say we can not get the Somali stink out of the clean air of Minnesota, but we'll enjoy the adventure." adds the typified threat.
Omar and Tlaib are the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, saying she has received a series of death threats since taking office in January.
A Congressman spokesman said the recent threat was forwarded to law enforcement agencies and they are investigating the letter allegedly!