If there’s anyone who knows about the dangers of bringing hostile religious ideology into a country, it would be former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan. Idan, who lives in the United States after being driven out of her home country (for the sin of posting a photo of herself with the reigning Miss Israel), said that voters should be wary of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s intentions of pushing the Islamic concept of Sharia law into the United States legal code.
“Ilhan Omar does not represent me as a Muslim,” Idan said in an interview with The Sara Carter Show. “Doesn’t represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East. You know, in Arab countries, we call her the Muslim Brotherhood. They are extremist Muslims, Sunni Muslims, who are now working together with Iran against all the Arab countries. They’re working now with Hezbollah, with Turkey, with all that. You know, the thing is about this organization, they are extremist Muslims, they’re Jihadis, and they have this ideology that they want to control the world.”
Idan said that, much like the Muslim Brotherhood liked to prey on weak-minded Middle Easterners looking for a strong, religious central government, politicians like Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib were preying on voters with a bad case of bleeding heart.
“They feed on the sympathy of people,” she said. “It’s an ideology of trying to push Islam to make it the ruling system of the country.”
Idan told Carter that she took great exception to Omar’s common phrase: “I speak for every Muslim in this country.”
No, Idan said. You don’t.
“She made a lot of us angry,” she said. “Moderate Muslims who escaped Sharia, who are trying to push for moderate Islam and a reform of Islam.”
Oh, but the left has a name for people like that. No, they don’t call them “apostates,” the way ISIS might, but they do call them an assortment of other names: Racists, Islamophobes, and the like. Whether it’s Idan or Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Maajid Nawaz, these reformers are seen as a threat to the left. A threat to Islam. They are persona non grata within the New Liberal movement, and anyone who gives them a platform is seen as some version of a conservative, racist, Trump-supporting bigot. Even when they are people like Sam Harris, who couldn’t be further from that definition.
No, the left prefers their Ilhan Omars, their Rashida Tlaibs, and their Linda Sarsours. People who go out of their way to bash Israel, support the Palestinians, and advocate for the political rise of Islam in America. People who suddenly get tongue-tied when asked to condemn 9/11, al-Qaeda, female genital mutilation, or any of the many horrors that Islam has inflicted on the world. You’d think that so-called progressives would have a big problem with fundamentalist Islam, but then you realize there’s actually nothing “progressive” about these modern leftists at all.