A Naturalized Citizen’s Perspective On Ilhan Omar
It baffles me why one freshman congresswoman is generating so much buzz and monopolizing almost every headline. The sad thing about it is the blatant avoidance of those who claim to be objective to denounce her bigotry and clear hatred for God’s chosen people, not to mention, covering the severity of the issue by way of deflection- talking about Obama which happens to be more sad because it seems more people in her party are triggered by this than her actual bigotry.
This woman who now is in the legislative branch of the most powerful and charitable country in the world moved here in 1995 as a refugee. My family immigrated to the US just a year before she did going through years of the legal process of immigration and not benefiting from the more expedient refugee status her family did. My indignation stems from the fact that this woman rose to a position where she thinks she can get away putting the very country that gave her family refuge in such a bad light.
I don’t have the shameless audacity to condemn a country that has helped my family and countless of other immigrant families’ lives for the better and it continues to be a sanctuary to this day where people from other countries willfully break the law just to get here! If this place was really as bad as people would have you think, why do people want to move here? There is a sorry agenda to paint this country evil compared to countries whose regimes continue to murder people mercilessly. Imagine… she escaped a war-torn country bringing with her a warped ideology that given time will turn this country to the one she fled from.
Political correctness is this country’s undoing and it won’t be long that this place would just be as bad as regimes where freedom is only a figment of one’s imagination. Even though America has become the leading promoter of depravity via Hollywood and the newly barbaric laws regarding late term abortion, it still does not compare to China’s One-Child policy, not to mention their culture favoring sons over daughters (this also includes India) which caused countless abortions centuries and decades over. People tend to forget that just within the past century, America helped many from countries where people are fleeing for both political and religious reasons, Ilhan Omar included.
[Image: Time Magazine (tweaked)]