Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan, a Muslim from the Middle East, was criticized by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D. MN) on Thursday after the beauty queen publicly announced that she has purposely distanced herself from the Muslim representative from Minnesota.
Idan decided to share her story on the “The Sara Carter Show” where she made this statement: “Ilhan Omar does not represent me as a Muslim — does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East.” After her appearance on the “The Sara Carter Show”, she also said that many have threatened both her and her family, and that she deeply appreciated the show’s support.
“During a difficult time dealing with violent people & Iraqi parliament seeking to revoke my citizenship, NOT ONE LIBERAL FEMALE PUBLIC FIGURE showed any concern for my freedom & rights the way Sara Carter did. Thank you immensely for your relentless support.”
The freshman representative Omar responded to the comments from the former pageant queen, indicating that she wasn’t her representative because she didn’t live in her congressional district.
“Hey, I might be wrong, but I don’t think you are a #MN05 resident and like that makes be not your representative,” Omar tweeted along with a “shrugging” emoji.
Idan called the Minnesota congresswoman’s agenda “anti-American” in response.
“Seriously @IlhanMN this is your intellectual come back?” Idan asked. “I said as a MUSLIM! I don’t stand for your anti-American, anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood agenda using this democracy to further YOUR & YOUR FRIENDS Islamic socialism goals of dividing & weakening our country.”
In yet another social media post, Idan accused Omar of trying to “export” the same ideology that she had fled from in the Middle East. “First was the Middle East, then Europe & now the USA. I fled from the same ideology you’re trying to export here,” she said.
Omar did not directly respond to Idan’s post, but did, however, show a favorable response to a post on social media that rebuffed the notion that she should be representative of all Muslims.
Idan also expressed sadness during her interview for the fact that many people in the United States take the freedom they have for granted. She said that women like Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (D. MI) exploit liberals’ focus on diversity by attacking the country. “They feed on the sympathy of people,” Idan added.
Idan was raised during the Iraq War and was known to heavily criticize former dictator Saddam Hussein and the horrible way he treated the people of his country. She lived in fear and even received death threats after she posted an Instagram photo with Miss Israel in 2017 which forced her to flee from Iraq.