A pro-Israel Muslim immigrant from Iraq and longtime broadcast journalist in Minnesota has announced she will run against Rep. Ilhan Omar next year after labeling her the most antisemitic member of Congress.
Dalia al-Aqidi, a Republican who immigrated to the U.S. from Iraq to escape then-dictator Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime, and Omar have “staunchly opposing viewpoints on the Israel-Hamas conflict,” the report stated.
“This is the first time two Muslim Americans are running against each other for a congressional seat, and it’s in a district with a significant Muslim population. But Al-Aqidi, a native of Iraq who fled Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime in 1988, says that distinction shouldn’t matter. She’d rather focus on the issues: She’s a pro-school choice, wants to eliminate Critical Race Theory from being taught in classrooms (even though it is mainly taught just at the university level), reduce inflation, and secure our borders,” the outlet added.