Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) political views, saying she does not represent her “as a Muslim,” which prompted Omar to respond.
Idan, who has worked as an Iraqi translator for U.S. troops in the past, told Sara Carter, a Fox News contributor, that Omar “does not represent me as a Muslim, does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East.”
On Twitter, Omar issued a response.
“Hey, I might be wrong but I don’t think you are a #MN05 resident and like that makes me not your representative,” she tweeted.
Idan replied to Omar, arguing that the lawmaker has an “anti-American” agenda and does not represent the views of all Muslims.
Seriously @IlhanMN this is your intellectual come back?
I said as a MUSLIM! I dont stand for your anti-American, anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood agenda using this democracy to further YOUR & YOUR FRIENDS Islamic socialism goals of dividing & weakening our country. @SaraCarterDC https://t.co/H4OYrdM9Y6 pic.twitter.com/7CuYDy44DF
— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) August 8, 2019
“I was told to remove it and forced to denounce Israeli policies. I received death threats. Since then I can no longer return to my homeland. Why did the Iraqi government fail to condemn the threats, or allow my freedom of speech?” she said in Geneva at a United Nations Human Rights Council session.
Idan recently said that she was taught to oppose the U.S. and Israel when growing up in Iraq.
“When I saw the soldiers, the U.S. soldiers the first time, how they came and how they talked to us — they gave us candy and flowers and they were like just one of the nicest people,” Idan said during the interview with Carter.