In a particularly humiliating turn of events sure to elicit more than a few laughs from Republicans, far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was roundly booed at a concert event in Minneapolis in which the crowd was largely comprised of fellow residents of Somali descent, as the Daily Wire reports.
As Omar took the stage at a music festival featuring Somali performer Suldaan Seeraar, she was reportedly greeted by jeers, boos, and shouts to “get the f*** out,” with the hostile reception lasting more than a minute, according to the New York Post.
Seemingly attempting to make light of the situation as best she could, Omar – who stood with her current husband, Tim Mynett, said, “OK, OK, OK, OK, OK, we don’t have all night,” also making a gesture suggesting that the crowd tone down their protestations. WATCH:
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was booed last night by thousands of the Minneapolis Somali community last night at a Somalia Independence Day celebration concert.
“Go home! Go home!” pic.twitter.com/40TPX4M4NA
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) July 3, 2022
While it was not immediately clear what prompted the crowd’s reaction to Omar’s presence, the congresswoman’s Republican challenger in the upcoming midterm election, fellow Muslim Shukri Abdirahman, offered her theory.
“That’s what she gets for trading her Godly, Conservative values for the sinful LGBTQIA’s & the promiscuous abortionists,” Abdirahman tweeted.
Another possible explanation for the antipathy shown to Omar by the hometown crowd could be remarks the congresswoman recently made about trends in violent crime observed in the the state, as the Washington Examiner reported.
“My first year in Minnesota, I both saw a person shot at Peavey Park, dead on the floor, three weeks after my father and I arrived in Minneapolis. Six months later, I watched the Minneapolis police put 38 bullets into the body of a mentally disabled Somali immigrant who didn’t speak English,” Omar said. “So [for] six years I had the privilege of not seeing any violence until I moved to Minnesota.”
If Abdirahman was correct, however, and it is indeed Omar’s views on abortion and gay rights that caused friction with her constituency, it just goes to show how utterly vexing it can sometimes be for progressives to reconcile all of the internal contradictions of the intersectionality they so forcefully try to impose on all others.