It’s official, Dalia al-Aqidi who is a formal White House correspondent from Iraq, has said she felt compelled to run against the Somali-born lawmaker, calling her a divisive figure who has neglected her Minneapolis district for her own selfish reasons. Dalia said Omar is spreading hatred, and she is spreading racism throughout not only her district, not only her state, but throughout the whole country, and this is very important.
One strength of her candidacy, al-Aqidi said, is that she couldn’t use her background as a Muslim woman refugee to the US as they share the same basic backstory “It’s a very, very important problem in Minneapolis, and it’s getting very cold, omar hasn’t done anything significant for her District ever since.
She continued that Omar has become a problem for the average Muslim, Muslims like herself that Omar doesn’t represent her as a Muslim.
Al-Aqidi said she would also run on a campaign focused on curbing the gang violence on Minneapolis streets and bringing people together, countering the incendiary, anti-Semitic language which Omar has been criticized for.
She also said that, she have done her homework for months and months before she decided to move here,” “On Thanksgiving, I helped feed more than 250 homeless people in Minneapolis, which she doesn’t remember. She doesn’t even talk about homeless situation in Minneapolis, which is extremely cold and there are not enough places of shelters for them to sleep in, this are things she plans doing things about.
The challenger established a prestigious career as a political reporter, working for Voice of America and then as a White House correspondent for Middle Eastern television networks where she traveled around the world, covering conflicts in her native Iraq and neighboring Lebanon.
When asked about the fact she had only moved to Omar’s downtown Minneapolis congressional district months ago, al-Aqidi said she had spent every day talking to locals who were concerned the freshman lawmaker wasn’t representing them.
However, members of the Somali community shared similar concerns as al-Aqidi with a Post reporter who was in Minneapolis in September, saying they feared Omar was not doing enough for the community.
“It’s just one crisis after another. She could have done so much more for our community with immigration and education, but she’s not. She’s picking fights,” said one Somali man who didn’t want to be named.
She continued that If anyone thinks she is just running to be in Congress, she would have chosen one of smallest districts in Virginia,” she said, “But she chose a battle because she believe in what she is doing, because she believe in the Constitution and she is defending the Constitution against people who are working against this great country America.
Let’s do everything to remove Ilhan Omar from office, this is the only way to stop her schemes to destroy America.