Ilhan Omar calls for release of Egyptian prisoner with terrorist ties

On her Twitter page last week, Omar demanded that U.S. President Donald Trump push for the release of a senior member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Hoda Abdelmonem.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 11, 2019 09:41
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Ilhan Omar calls for release of Egyptian prisoner with terrorist ties

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) takes part with Democratic leaders (including U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left) during the announcement of the introduction of the Equality Act at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2019. (photo credit: LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS)

 
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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is calling for the release of a terrorist.

On her Twitter page last week, Omar demanded that US President Donald Trump push for the release of a senior member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Hoda Abdelmonem. 
Omar posted a photo of herself meeting with pro-Muslim Brotherhood campaigners and retweeted an Al Jazeera video that calls for Abdelmonem’s release.


“We must work to #FreeHoda,” she tweeted. 
 


The Muslim Brotherhood is classified as a terrorist organization in many countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Egypt. Republicans have long lobbied Congress to classify the group as a terrorist organization in the United States, too. 


The terrorist organization is one of the oldest in the world. It promotes a platform called “The Project,” an 18-page plan that is focused on destroying the Western world from within its border. That plan charts the groundwork of jihadists for establishing an Islamic government in North America.


Several Hamas and al-Qaeda activists have been trained by the Muslim Brotherhood.


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