Two Political Contestants

Progressive-Democrat Ilhan Omar is up for reelection to our House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 5th District.  Dalia al-Aqidi is a Republican candidate for that seat and that office.  Some remarks by each are dispositive of their attitudes toward America and us fellow Americans.


I am, Hijabi, Muslim, Black, Foreign born, Refugee, Somali[.]
Easily triggering conservatives, Right wing bloggers, anti Muslim bigots, tinfoil conspiracy theorists, birthers, pay me a [dollar] to bash Muslims fraudsters, pro-occupation groups and every single xenophobe since 2016.


I am an American[.]
I came to the US more than 25 years ago. So, basically, I’m not a refugee anymore. I’m not an Iraqi anymore. I’m an American. Period[.]

The distinction couldn’t be starker, or the choice clearer.

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