Meet The Republican Muslim Iraqi Refugee Coming For Ilhan Omar’s Seat

The Mental Recession | 1/18/2020 | Staff
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Dalia al-Aqidi, a Muslim Iraqi refugee and journalist, has announced a campaign to unseat Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar in November.

She joins an ever-widening list of Republicans seeking to challenge Omar. Al-Aqidi believes she’s the only one who can counter the Minnesota lawmaker’s perpetual effort to use identity politics to garner votes.

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“She needs to be stopped,” al-Aqidi told Fox News in a phone interview. “I truly believe that I’m strong enough to beat her at her own game.”

Al-Aqidi explained that she and Omar are “basically the same” when it comes to their backgrounds. She, however, will focus on everybody’s differences still coming together to make a better America, not using them to divide people.

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Al-Aqidi scoffed at the notion of using identity politics in the campaign, noting that her status as a Muslim Iraqi refugee negates anything Omar can counter with.

Instead, she’d...
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