- Details have emerged about the varied reactions to the work of United States politician, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, who represents the people of Minnesota
- Omar has set about four distinct records as she takes her place as a member of Congress of the United States
- Her hard stance against Israel has meanwhile led to a myriad of reactions from people across the political divide
The story of American politician, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, has generated controversy in the United States of America and for all the political reasons.
Born on October 4, 1982, she currently serves as the United States representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district.
YEN.com.gh understands that she is the first Somali-American, the first naturalized citizen from Africa, the first non-white woman elected from Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women (along with Rashida Tlaib of Michigan) to serve in Congress.
Omar has aggressively advocated for affordable housing, universal healthcare, student loan debt forgiveness and the abolition of abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
She has therefore been the subject of several conspiracy theories, death threats, and other harassment by political opponents.
Omar has been a constant critic of Israel and has denounced its settlement policy and military campaigns in the occupied Palestinian territories.
This led to backlash as a number of Democrats, Republicans and Jewish civil rights groups reacted to her comments about American support for Israel.
Omar apologized for the comment as it was determined that it concerned anti-Semitic tropes.
Omar however has massive support from Africa as many have lauded her for efforts in office, especially in respect of those maligned:
W. Nazarene believes 95 percent of Americans love Omar
Stephanie Sloane however had a poetic message of rejection for her
Andrea Patterson believes Omar is very welcome in Africa if she wants to stay
And Marian Hargis believes Omar loves Africa
Meanwhile, four men have, despite their disabilities, taken up roles as construction workers, and are making a living off it.
One of them, Kwasi, who has contorted fingers on his left hand, opens up about his story as sweat breaks down his face.
“I don’t see myself as disabled;I cannot beg,” he defiantly declares as he works at Amasaman, a suburb of Accra.
A few meters behind him stood Michael, who positions himself steadily on one leg.
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