Dec 1, 2021: Aljazeera: Ilhan Omar reveals death threat in wake of Islamophobic comments
United States Representative Ilhan Omar has played a racist, death-threat laden voicemail left for her after fellow legislator Lauren Boebert refused to publicly apologise for a video in which she called Omar a member of the “jihad squad” and likened her to a suicide bomber.
During a recent flight in the United States, a group of fundamentalist evangelical Christians decided to proselytize by getting in the aisles and singing Christian songs. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota noted the double standard, implying that the evangelicals would have been treated much differently had they been Muslims..............Omar has had a lot to say about religion. When far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado described Omar as a member of the “jihad squad” in 2021, Omar was quick to call out her Islamophobia. Omar, in fact, identifies as a feminist and embraces a very non-fundamentalist, non-jihadist form of Islam. And contrary to what Boebert would have us believe, Omar isn’t trying to impose Shariah law in the United States.
Nov 29, 2021: Bipartisan Report: Ilhan Omar Smokes Lauren Boebert For Being A Trash Heap
After joking that Rep. Ilhan Omar was mistaken for a suicide bomber in the halls of Congress, referring to her as “the jihad squad,” Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), a political devotee of Donald Trump, issued an “apology.” The apology was less than half-hearted and it appeared to most readers that it certainly wasn’t written by Boebert herself.
Nov 26, 2021: ABC News: Rep. Lauren Boebert issues apology for anti-Muslim remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) issued an apology on Friday for remarks she made that used anti-Muslim tropes to refer to Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democratic representative from Minnesota and one of only three Muslim members of Congress.
Aug 11, 2020: NPR: Rep. Ilhan Omar Wins Congressional Primary
Rep. Ilhan Omar has won her primary, informally securing a hold on Minnesota's historically Democratic-run 5th Congressional District, The Associated Press projects.
Apr 16, 2019: New York Times: For Democrats, Ilhan Omar Is a Complicated Figure to Defend
When President Trump tweeted an edited video portraying Representative Ilhan Omar as playing down the 9/11 attacks, it took less than three hours for Senator Bernie Sanders to rush to her defense and declare her “a leader with strength and courage.” But when a Fox News anchor described Mr. Sanders on Monday night as “a staunch supporter” of Ms. Omar, the senator balked.
October 4, 1982: Ilhan Abdullahi Omar is born in Mogadishu, Somalia
February 4, 2014: Omar was attacked and wounded by multiple attendees during a DFL caucus for Minnesota's House of Representatives District 60B. She was organizing the event and was a policy aide to Minneapolis City Councilman Andrew Johnson at the time. She sustained a concussion and was sent to the hospital
January 2, 2017: Omar is sworn in as a Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 60B district
June 5, 2018: Omar filed to run for the United States House of Representatives from Minnesota's 5th congressional district after six-term incumbent Keith Ellison announced he would not seek reelection.
June 17, 2018: Omar was endorsed by the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party after two rounds of voting
August 14, 2018: Omar won the primary for US House with 48.2% of the vote.
November 6, 2018: Omar won the general election and won with 78.0% of the vote, becoming the first Somali American elected to the U.S. Congress, the first woman of color to serve as a U.S. Representative from Minnesota.
January 3, 2019: Omar was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota's 5th district
February 27, 2019: Omar said of her critics: "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country."
April 7, 2019: Patrick Carlineo Jr., was arrested for threatening to assault and murder Omar in a phone call to her office. He reportedly told investigators that he did not want Muslims in the government.
April 11, 2019: the front page of the New York Post carried an image of the World Trade Center burning following the September 11 terrorist attacks and a quotation from a speech Omar gave the previous month. The headline read, "REP. ILHAN OMAR: 9/11 WAS 'SOME PEOPLE DID SOMETHING'", and a caption underneath added, "Here's your something ... 2,977 people dead by terrorism." The Post was quoting a speech Omar had given at a recent Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) meeting. In the speech Omar said, "CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us [Muslims in the U.S.] were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."
April 12, 2019: President Trump retweeted a video that edited Omar's remarks to remove context, showing her saying, "Some people did something."
July 14, 2019: Donald Trump tweeted that The Squad—a group that consists of Omar and three other young congresswomen of color, all of whom were born and raised in the U.S.—should "go back" to the "places from which they came"
July 17. 2019: At a campaign rally in North Carolina, Trump made additional comments about The Squad: "They never have anything good to say. That's why I say, 'Hey if you don't like it, let 'em leave, let 'em leave'", and "I think in some cases they hate our country".
July 19, 2019: Trump falsely claimed that Omar and the rest of The Squad had used the term "evil Jews." German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "I reject [Trump's comments] and stand in solidarity with the congresswomen he targeted."
October 7, 2019: Omar filed for divorce from Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of the marriage
June 15, 2020: Omar's father died of complications from COVID-19
October 19, 2020: Omar joined Ocasio-Cortez, Disguised Toast, Jacksepticeye, and Pokimane in a Twitch stream playing the popular game Among Us, encouraging streamers to vote in the 2020 election. This collaboration garnered almost half a million views.
January 7, 2021: Omar led a group of 13 House members introducing articles of impeachment against Trump on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors.
November 5, 2021: Omar was one of six House Democrats to break with their party and vote against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act because it was decoupled from the social safety net provisions in the Build Back Better Act.
Nov 30, 2021: In a news conference, Omar called on Republican leadership, who have so far declined to punish Boebert over the comments, to stand up to “anti-Muslim hate” and to “hold those who perpetuate it accountable”. Omar said, or Lauren Boebert, "When a sitting member of Congress calls a colleague a member of the ‘jihad squad’ and falsifies a story to suggest I will blow up the Capitol, it is not just an attack on me but on millions of American Muslims across the country....We cannot pretend this hate speech from leading politicians doesn’t have real consequences."
July 19, 2022: after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Omar and 17 other members of Congress were arrested in an act of civil disobedience for refusing to clear a street during a protest for reproductive rights outside the Supreme Court Building.
August 9, 2022: Omar won the Democratic primary with 50.3% of the vote