April 19, 2024

Ilhan Omar's daughter gets arrested

The daughter of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) - a member of the so-called Squad, a group of far-left congressional extremists - has been arrested. 

Fox News reports that 21-year-old Isra Hirsi, Omar's daughter, was taken into custody by the New York Police Department (NYPD) for her involvement in the anti-Israel protests that took place at Columbia University.

Hirsi has been charged with trespassing, and she was released from custody not long after her arrest.

In addition to this, the New York Times reports that Hirsi has been suspended from Barnard College, which is where she actually goes to school.

"Until our demands are met"

Like her mother, Hirsi has aligned herself with Palestine and, thus, against Israel. She has accused Israel of trying to carry out a genocide on the Palestinian people.

She even did so in the statement that she released in response to her suspension from Barnard.

"I’m an organizer with CU Apartheid Divest @ColumbiaSJP. in my 3 years at @BarnardCollege I have never been reprimanded or received any disciplinary warnings. I just received notice that i am 1 of 3 students suspended for standing in solidarity with Palestinians facing a genocide," she wrote.

Hirsi also said that, despite the suspension and despite the arrest, she will not back down until her and the other protestors' demands are met.

"Those of us in Gaza Solidarity Encampment will not be intimidated. We will stand resolute until our demands are met. our [sic] demands include divestment from companies complicit in genocide, transparency of @Columbia’s investments and FULL amnesty for all students facing repression," she wrote.

Mom weighs in

During a congressional hearing on Thursday, Omar tried to claim that the Columbia University protests - that her daughter participated in - were not anti-Israel. Instead, she said that they were merely "anti-war."

Here, however, Omar left out some important facts, including that the "protestors" used such chants as "F*** the Jews" and "Death to the Jews."

This all took place during the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s hearing on antisemitism at Columbia University, specifically during the testimony of the school's president," Dr. Nemat "Minouche" Shafik.

Fox reports, "Omar argued that campus demonstrations were merely 'pro-war' or 'anti-war,' but House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., further pressed Shafik on whether she considered anti-Israel agitators’ chants of 'F-- the Jews' and 'Death to the Jews' in fact anti-Jewish."

"Shafik conceded that those slogans heard on campus were 'completely anti-Jewish,' amending her earlier testimony," the outlet adds.

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