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Ilhan Omar Deletes 2013 Post That Revealed Her Father’s Name

  • During the early morning hours Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar deleted a 2013 tweet saying that Nur Said is her father.
  • Omar was married to a man named Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, who may be her own brother. In Somalia, one’s name is normally a first name, the father’s name, and then the grandfather’s name.
  • Other family members have also tried to scrub social media evidence.

Rep. Ilhan Omar early Tuesday morning deleted a 2013 post that said her father’s name is Nur Said.

“Happy Father’s Day to my aabo Nur Said, I am forever grateful to Allah for giving me the best father a…” the Minnesota Democrat said in the June 2013 post.


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