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In the fall of 2017, FBI Director Christopher Wray established the Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) to identify and counteract malign foreign influence operations targeting the United States as the FBI website states. Foreign influence operations are actions taken by foreign government to influence U.S. Political sentiment or public discourse.
In November of 2016, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu phoned Rep. Omar to congratulate her on her election victory. In November 2018, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu phoned Rep. Omar once again to congratulate her when she was elected to the US house of representatives.
Why is the Foreign Minister of Turkey, a nation that the State Department considers a LEVEL 3 (of 4) Travel Advisory calling to congratulate Ilhan Omar, a Muslim Congresswoman from Minnesota?
Why has a Congresswoman from Minnesota met with the President of Turkey, the Foreign Minister of Turkey, and the Turkish Consul General? Representative Ilhan Omar represents the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. So why and how is she connected with Turkey’s top leaders?
Just after the 2016 elections, Ilhan Omar was invited to be a speaker on a panel at the “Who Is A Defender? International Human Rights Defenders Conference.” The conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey, where Erdogan lost the election last month. Erdogan, as any dictator who loses an election does, lost the election in March 2019 and annulled the results because he lost by 30,000 votes. The re-election that occurred last month was lost by his party again, and this time by a staggering 250,000 votes.
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When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was in New York for the UN General Assembly in September of 2017, he met with Omar. AKP, which is President Erdoğan’s party, tweeted about the meeting from its official Twitter account.
Omar was in Chicago on July 1, 2017 where she tweeted about meeting with Turkish Consul General Umut Acar for lunch and a tour, with her husband, Ahmed Hirsi. The tweet never got traction and this screenshot is the only indication we have that it was at one time posted on her Facebook, but no longer there since she deleted her personal Facebook account during the 2018 election when photographic evidence on her Facebook emerged that further suggested she married her brother.
It’s incredible how Omar has such strong ties to a nation that has a track record of genocide, ethnic cleansing and, happens to be one of the biggest supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, which the Trump administration has expressed a desire to designate as a terrorist organization. Turkey is not exactly a US ally, as Erdogan is constantly hostile to the United States of America and Israel. Several months ago following the Christchurch mosque shooting, Erdogan held a campaign rally in which he promised to put critics of Islam in caskets. Erdogan has also been cited saying there is no such thing as moderate Islam throughout his quest to restore Sharia Law in Turkey.
Recently relations between Turkey and the US have soured. Turkey is constantly blaming Israel for problems in the Middle East and refuses to impose sanctions on Iran as the US dictates. At the moment, Turkey who was partnering with the USA to create and obtain the new F-35 fighter jets, has been barred from doing so by the Pentagon because they purchased Russian S-400 missile systems.
If Iran is our enemy, doesn’t that make Turkey’s Erdogan government our enemy?
Ilhan Omar currently serves on the US foreign affairs committee. As a member of that committee, Omar has access to classified information.
In addition, this nation Omar has such warm and close ties to seems to be nothing but enemies of the US, definitely not an ally. The only thing that keeps them from formally being called non-allies is that Turkey is a member of NATO.
Erdogan helped Iran evade US sanctions, witness claimsCNN
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Today, the relationship with Turkey and the USA could not be more strained:
- They are harboring and funding terrorist cells;
- Funding and aiding Iran;
- Refusing to impose sanctions on Iran;
- Bought Russian S-400 missile systems
- Are part of the Muslim Brotherhood
- Aggressively entered and violated Cyprus waters
- Aggressively demand expansion of their territorial waters that Greece, Cyprus and Israel strongly oppose.
- Signed a defense agreement with UN ONLY recognized Libyan army (GNA) headquartered in Tripoli, while the USA support General Haftar of the Libyan National Army (LNA) with headquarters in Benghazi
- Constantly urging Islamic migrants to invade Europe and claim European territory
While the country Omar is supposed to be serving and supposedly swore allegiance to is on heated terms with Turkey, why would she be so cozy with them and why would they be making international calls for all Turkish people to fund Omar’s re-election campaign?
The Logan Act, for instance, bars any U.S. citizen from interacting with a foreign government to influence policy. But, many experts believe this law is overly broad, and there have been no successful prosecutions in its near 220 years. It is very difficult, and not applied as it was intended to. Though a specific case came to mind when looking into the actions of Omar and her alarming relationship with Turkey.
Briehl v. Dulles is a case about a ruling to deny renewal or issuance of a US passport to someone who is a member of a Communist party. Many would argue that Omar supports communism. On Monday, President Trump referred to Omar and other members of the Hamas Caucus as communists. During the 2018 election, the Communist Part of America endorsed Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and urged people to vote for them.
There are also several statutes dealing with people who act as “agents” of a foreign government and who “correspond” or hold discussions with a foreign government with intent to influence measures in relation to controversies and or disputes with the United States of America or to defeat the measures of the United States.
Omar, who serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee in Congress, has an increasingly intimate and public relationship with a nation that harbors and fosters terrorists, which is in conflict with our nation. Her actions are downright treasonous.
During a press conference Omar herself held with other members of the Hamas Caucus on Monday, she was asked to condemn Al Qaeda. She refused. It is worth noting that Al Qaeda is funded by Turkey and Iran, both of which are propping up Omar. Iranian and Turkish state media often publish articles of adoration regarding Omar and describe her as a “champion for Muslims and someone who fights against the Jews”.
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Turkey is evidently acting more like an enemy than an ally and the only thing that keeps the “peace” is that both the USA and Turkey are both members of NATO. Many political analysts and even the Gatestone Institute of International Policy Council have said:
The number of instances where Turkey and U.S. interests now clash, and the accumulated ill will that these disagreements are begetting, suggests that Turkey is no longer a dependable ally of the United States.Gatestone Institute of International Policy Council
Even the leftist media discussed and wrote articles which they have oddly deleted, but LauraLoomer.US has archived them. Specifically one article “Turkey Has Proved It No Longer Is A Friend To The U.S.”
As for connections with radical Islam, Erdogan has worked with Islamist and aggressive regimes, such as Sudan and Iran. His Justice and Development Party (AKP) has roots similar to those attacked by Flynn; Erdogan’s government has supported the Muslim Brotherhood, which Flynn criticized and claimed to be the “tradition” of Gulen’s teaching. Finally, as noted earlier, Erdogan initially aided the Islamic State’s rise in Syria.Huffington Post
The aforementioned article by the Huffington Post was to attack General Flynn and paint him into an ally of the terrorist harboring country and seemingly an enemy of the United States of America. In essence, they also targeted Devin Nunes who sat in on a lunch with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu being the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, claiming concerns of “foreign influence”. This attempt to smear General Flynn and Representative Nunes failed because the meeting turned out to be aligned with public and visible discussion without CLOSED door and off the record discussion.
However, Ilhan Omar can’t say the same, which is why here at LauraLoomer.US we suspect Huffington Post deleted their article.
Any Republican speaking with a Turkish leader is under scrutiny, and even considered treasonous or purported as colluding with a hostile foreign nation. But when it comes to alarming behavior, meetings, relationships with hostile nations by Ilhan Omar, the media is silent. Even worse, the media has gone into full blown coverup mode to protect Ilhan Omar.
In the case of Ilhan Omar, we have closed door private discussions with no press with the PRESIDENT , Foreign Minister and Ambassador of Turkey and no one bats an eyelash! FISA warrants have been issued for far less including a phony manufactured dossier targeting wholesome American citizens that didn’t have closed door discussions with hostile nations.
Omar is the darling of a nation that is involved in arming and funding terror cells, strong ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, a close friend and ally of Iran and refers to our nation as an enemy. Turkish state-owned broadcasting network TRT has many recent videos featuring Omar including an interview that Ilhan Omar gave to state-owned Turkish television. Needless to say, the Turkish press, both paper and online have more than 300 articles in Turkish referring to Omar.
The most horrific demonstration of Ilhan Omar speaking negatively to the enemies of our nation about the nation she should be serving is an article titled “Ilhan Omar Laid Out The U.S.’s Lies In The Middle East One By One!”
Ilhan Omar has also been quoted on how President Trump will be removed in an article titled with a specific Turkish saying “The One Who Tells The Truth Will Be Chased Out Of Nine Parliaments” in which they make her seem like a martyr of Islam who is taking down the west from inside the halls of Congress.
Now that the 2020 Elections are getting into stride, the manager of the Turkish state-owned media TRT World’s research center, wrote an article in April calling upon Turks to donate to the campaign fund of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). His article was riddled with strong Anti-Semitic rhetoric, but at the same time tried to deflect and minimize the effect of Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic comments. Below is an excerpt of his article that has been shared, reprinted, reworded and spread across Turkey, Yemen, Somalia and Iran.
Recently, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) held its annual conference amidst political upheavals both in the United States and the Middle East. It is no secret that AIPAC has an enormously influential role in American politics and the organization’s events, and especially the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, are generally well attended by top political personalities in Washington D.C. and beyond.
During this year’s gathering, heavy criticism was directed to Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. For example, American Vice President Mike Pence said ‘recently, a freshman Democrat in Congress trafficked in repeated anti-Semitic tropes,’ adding that ‘anyone who slanders those who support this historic alliance between the United States and Israel should never have a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives.
It is interesting to note that Rep. Omar had not expressed anti-Semitic statements per se. She made comments on Twitter about the nature of AIPAC’s influence in Washington. However, her remarks were distorted and taken out of context.Article: Media flak directed at Ilhan Omar no surprise at all
The Iranian State media has many articles praising Ilhan Omar as a champion for Muslims and as someone who fights against the Jews. Specifically one article titled “Critics of Israel in US pay high price: Says Activist”
Omar, a US Democratic Congresswoman in February, criticized the US politicians and the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) for their policies on Palestine. She said that money was the underlying reason of the US politicians’ support for Israel.Iranian Republic News Agency
It seems that every other week, Iran, a known enemy of the United States, praises Ilhan Omar and applauds her for her position on Iran, contradicting the stance of President Trump once again.
This past week, Iranian Republic Radio Station IRIB was discussing how more lawmakers like Ilhan Omar who meet with great Muslim leaders like she does can change the face of the world and spread the message of Allah. The news reporter on air made the odd statement that Rhouhani was very pleased when Erdogan introduced him to Ilhan Omar during his UN visit, and that the two of them had a brief but bountiful discussion.
Could it be that Ilhan Omar met with President Rhouhani of Iran behind closed doors with Erdogan? Why are Iran and Turkey urging all Muslim American and all Turks and Iranians to fund her campaign? It is illegal for her to receive foreign donations, so scrutiny will come considering she has already been found to have committed campaign violations.
It is worth noting that Nihad Awad, one of the co-founders of CAIR, a designated Islamic terrorist organization, is the person who orchestrated the meetings between himself, CAIR, Erdogan, Rouhani, and Ilhan Omar. In a tweet he posted on September 22, 2018, just short of two months before Ilhan Omar won her election, Nihad said:
CAIR endorsed and financially supported Omar when she ran for Congress, and they have continued to do so. Last month, Omar penned a Congressional letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the terror watch list in which she cited Nihad Awad as an authority on why the US terror watch list should be destroyed.
As previously reported by Laura Loomer, Nihad Awad is believed to be the Grand Mosul of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.
CAIR has been designated as a terrorist organization in United Arab Emirates. CAIR claims to be “America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group,” but in 2007, the U.S. government labeled CAIR a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial for financing HAMAS.
Along with being classified as a terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates in 2014, CAIR has been labeled as a Muslim Brotherhood entity by the United States Justice Department and was found by a federal judge, the U.S. Attorney Generals office, and the Fifth Circuit Court of appeals as having direct ties to Hamas. On July 1, 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis upheld CAIR’s designation as a co-conspirator, saying there was “ample evidence” linking CAIR to Hamas. Hamas has also been classified as a designated terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department and is listed as a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation HAMAS terror funding trial in 2008, which is the largest terrorism financing case in U.S. history.
The call to support Ilhan Omar’s re-election coincides with Omar’s creation of the Muslim Caucus in Congress, which is urging Muslims to send money to support Islamic influence in Congress. Oddly, the PO Box listed for the Muslim Caucus is registered in Pennsylvania, which is the location of Feto Gulen’s Muslim Brotherhood compound. It is at Gulen’s compound where all Turkish officials and Muslim Brotherhood agents gather and meet when they visit the United States.
The main sponsor for the Muslim Caucus inaugural conference is the Council on American Islamic relations (CAIR).
Laura Loomer has been investigating Ilhan Omar and her ties to terrorist regimes since before Omar was elected to Congress. Loomer confronted Omar and Tlaib about their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR while they were still candidates. As a result, Loomer was banned on every single social media platform, and in January 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported that Loomer was banned on Twitter at the request of CAIR, which lobbied Twitter to ban Loomer for her investigations into Omar and the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to Turkish State Media,
Donating money to Omar’s campaign fund would be an adequate way of denying powerful organizations the power to censor alternative voices.Turkish State Media
Hopefully a FISA warrant has already been obtained and a Counterintelligence investigation has been launched regarding Omar’s ties to Turkey and Iran. Counterintelligence investigations into Republicans were “initiated” based on false and manufactured information, and in this case, we have leaders of hostile Islamic nations admitting to closed door discussions with then candidate Omar, flaunting their relationships on social media, and calling for Omar’s re-election and foreign donation to her campaign.
Ilhan Omar had closed door meetings with the President of Turkey, twice, phone calls with the Foreign Minister of Turkey, two closed door meetings with the Ambassador to Turkey, and an alleged closed door meeting with Iranian dictator Rouhani before she was elected to Congress and was campaigning to become a Congresswoman.
While Omar takes jabs at President Trump and accuses him of colluding with foreign governments, she herself is literally committing treason and colluding with enemies of the United States to push Islamic influence inside the halls of Congress.
Put simply, this is the very definition of treason. Ilhan Omar committed treason, and she must be removed from office.
This is an exclusive LauraLoomer.US report.
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