Ilhan Omar is one of the US Congress members, who is under the payroll of the notorious Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, that has been spending millions of dollars towards lobbyists, directly and indirectly bribing several lawmakers with the nefarious agenda of getting Jamaat's anti-Bangladesh agenda implemented.
Ilhan Omar, the scandalous member of the US Congress who had earlier married her own brother and also committed numerous types of crimes, including immigration fraud, keeps throwing a nonstop pity party for herself as the notorious bigot who constantly claims to be the victim, tries to tell the world that every radical Muslim in the United States, who are favouring Islamization of America are "victims" of the state machinery and media.
According to eminent writer and research-scholar Daniel Greenfield, Ilhan Omar is actually powerful, privileged and has risen to a position of power in the United States.
Meanwhile, Masih Alinejad is an actual dissident. Alinejad lives in exile and has been a courageous activist against the Islamist mullah regime, encouraging protests, boycotts, and celebrating women who refuse to bow to mandatory hijabs. Her family members have been arrested, and Iran's regime plotted to kidnap her. And here's Rep. Omar's (current) husband accusing Masih Alinejad of Islamophobia for an op-ed warning that Omar's Islamophobia bill "might be creating precedents that could undermine our freedom to speak out".
"So this lady doesn't want to combat Islamophobia because she doesn't like Muslims. Understood!" Tim Mynett, the political consultant currently playing the role of Ilhan Omar's husband, tweeted.
As Hillel Neuer of UN Watch pointed out, "Ilhan Omar's husband just accused journalist Masih Alinejad of not liking Muslims—even though she was born a Muslim in Iran, and in the editorial (which he seems not to have read) mentions her hijab-wearing mother among many relatives who are pious Muslims I love and respect."
But the one thing that Omar and her gang know is how to falsely accuse people of Islamophobia. This entire exchange proves Alienjad's point.
Omar and her ilk can't be trusted not to use false accusations of Islamophobia to silence critics and just anyone who disagrees.
Ilhan Omar's secret connections with Jamaat-e-Islami
For years, the notorious Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami has been spending millions of dollars towards lobbyists, directly and indirectly bribing several lawmakers with the nefarious agenda of getting Jamaat's anti-Bangladesh agenda implemented. Currently, there are at least more than a dozen of diehard supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami within the US Congress who are under regular payroll. Ilhan Omar is one of them. Jamaat-e-Islami succeeded in establishing secret rapport with Ilhan Omar with the help of another Islamist member of the US Congress – Rashida Tlaib.
For years, Rashida Tlaib has been working in favour of Palestinian terrorists, including mega-terror outfit Hamas. Individuals like Rashida Tlaib want Jamaat-e-Islami to be in power in the Muslim nations, including Bangladesh, to better serve the Palestinian people's interests. She played a key role in linking Jamaat-e-Islami with Ilhan Omar and several members of the US Congress, and at least one lobbyist firm.
Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar duo played an important role behind the January 10 sanctions imposed on Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), several officers of this elite force, and the Inspector General of Bangladesh Police. In the eyes of Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and other Islamists, RAB is a "notorious organization" as it has been consistently combating radical Islamic militancy in Bangladesh.
Tlaib-Omar duo wants to see the rise of radical Islam and jihadism in the Muslim nations, including Bangladesh. For this reason, they consider RAB as an "evil".
Western media and policymakers in Washington should refrain from playing the role of patrons of Islamists such as Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar and lobbyists appointed by notorious Jamaat-e-Islami. Biden administration should immediately lift the recently imposed sanctions and learn to encourage Rapid Action Battalion for its magnificent performance in combating religious extremism and jihad. Recently, the US State Department has offered a US$5 million reward for information on the terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that left US citizen Avijit Roy dead and his wife, Rafida Bonya Ahmed, seriously injured.
The Secretary of State has authorized a reward of up to US$5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of anyone involved in the murder of Roy and the attack on Ahmed.
On February 26, 2015, Roy and Ahmed, both Bangladesh-born US citizens, were visiting Dhaka to attend a book fair when assailants attacked them with machetes. Roy was killed, and Ahmed survived with critical injuries.
This investigation remains open, and we are seeking information that will assist law enforcement agencies in bringing to justice the perpetrators of this heinous terrorist attack. A total of six individuals were charged, tried, and convicted in Bangladesh. Two of the convicted conspirators, Syed Ziaul Haque (aka Major Zia) and Akram Hussain, were tried in absentia and remained at large.
Two related groups have claimed responsibility. Ansarullah Bangla Team, an al-Qa'ida-inspired terrorist group based in Bangladesh, claimed responsibility for the attack. Shortly thereafter, Asim Umar, the now-deceased leader of al-Qa'ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), posted a widely circulated video claiming that AQIS followers were responsible for the attack on Roy and Ahmed.
In 2016, the Department of State designated AQIS as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224, which provides authority to sanction terrorists and those who support terrorists or terrorist acts.
The January 10, 2022 statement imposing sanctions on Rapid Action Battalion had clearly gone against the December 20, 2021 announcement of the US State Department. If the United States is sincere in combating terrorism and radical Islamic jihad, how in the world it could impose sanctions on Rapid Action Battalion, the elite for which has been consistently combating religious extremism, terrorism and jihad in Bangladesh?
(The author is a multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist, research-scholar, counterterrorism specialist and editor of Weekly Blitz. Follow him on Twitter @salah_shoaib)