Former Miss Iraq says Ilhan Omar does not represent her as a Muslim, calls her 'anti-American' and 'anti-Semitic'
Sarah Idan spoke out against Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar during an appearance on 'The Sara Carter Show' on Thursday, August 8
Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan locked horns with Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday, August 8, after saying the congresswoman "does not represent me as a Muslim."
During an appearance on 'The Sara Carter Show', Idan said, "Ilhan Omar does not represent me as a Muslim, does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East."
The 29-year-old previously grabbed headlines after she supported Israel and spoke out against her home state at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Daily Mail reports.
"Hey, I might be wrong but I don’t think you are a #MN05 resident and like that makes me not your representative," Omar, 37, hit back at the beauty queen along with a shrug emoticon.
However, the beauty queen doubled down on her criticism of the Minnesota congresswoman, calling her "anti-American" and "anti-Semitic."
"Seriously @IlhanMN this is your intellectual come back?" she responded to Omar.
"I said as a MUSLIM! I don't 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."
"When you @IlhanMN come to my State, My City, My zip code right here in CA & accept an award from CAIR, a Muslim brotherhood affiliated organization, IT IS my business!" Idan added. "First was the Middle East, then Europe & now the USA. I fled from the same ideology you’re trying to export here."
Alongside her tweet, she affixed a picture of a poster from a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraising event.
Omar did not directly respond to Idan, but instead retweeted one of her own supporters who wrote, "People come after you for the wildest things. Anyway, thank you for your efforts as my representative in Congress Rep. Omar!"
Idan, who appeared twice before the 41st session of the UNHRC on June 25 and 26, later said she faces the threat of being stripped of her Iraqi citizenship.
During her UN address, she condemned the acts of terror committed by Hamas and called out the human rights abuses under the controversial Iraqi government.
"The issue between Arabs and Israelis goes beyond policy disagreements. It's deeply rooted in the belief systems taught in Muslim countries, which are anti-Semitic," she said. "I'd like to remind Arab countries that today you share more common interests with Israel than the terrorist militias."
There were several calls on social media to have her citizenship revoked following her criticisms of Iraq.