By J. D. Heyes and TNS Staff
(NationalSentinel)Â The various controversies surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) just wonâ€™t go away, thanks to some old-fashioned intrepid reporting from some gumshoe journalists.
You may recall that around the time Omar was elected in November to her first congressional term, rumors/reports swirled that she actually married her brother as a way to â€œskirt immigration laws,â€ according to theÂ Star TribuneÂ newspaper serving Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.
In JuneÂ the paper reportedÂ that new â€œinvestigative documentsâ€ that were released by a state agency reignited â€œlingering questionsâ€ about Omarâ€™s â€œmarital history.â€ The paper noted:
Omar has denied the allegations in the past, dismissing them as â€œbaseless rumorsâ€ first raised in an online Somali politics forum and championed by conservative bloggers during her 2016 campaign for the Minnesota House. But she said little then or since about Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the former husband who swept into her life in 2009 before a 2011 separation.
Questions surfaced again last month during a state investigation of alleged campaign finance violations indicating that Omar filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with current husband Ahmed Hirsi, but she was still legally married to, but separated from, Elmi.Â
As further noted byÂ The Gateway Pundit, based on sources and additional reporting, the marriage certificate involving her and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi lists his birthdate as April 4, 1985 (Omar was born in 1982). The marriage took place on Feb. 12, 2009.Â PJ Mediaâ€™s Dave Steinberg further reported that official student enrollment records belonging to St. Paul Public Schools, as well as the state of Minnesota, notes that an â€œAhmed N. Elmiâ€ was enrolled as a senior during the class of 2003 at Arlington Senior High School in St. Paul between Sept. 6, 2002 and June 10, 2003.
The enrollment record says that Ahmed N. Elmi was born on â€¦ April 4, 1985:
Both Ilhan Omarâ€™s 2009 marriage documents and her 2017 divorce proceedings state that Ahmed Nur Said Elmi was born on April 4, 1985.
After an extensive background search, I have not been able to find any other person named â€œAhmed Nur Said Elmi,â€ â€œAhmed N. Elmi,â€ or even â€œAhmed Elmiâ€ with the birthdate April 4, 1985. The man Ilhan Omar married and the 17- to 18-year-old who attended Arlington Senior High School in St. Paul, MN, in 2002-2003 are one and the same.
Also,Â The Gateway PunditÂ added, Ahmed Nur Said Elmiâ€™s name is nearly identical to Omarâ€™s father, Nur Said Elmi Mohamed.Â
Further, according to formerÂ PJ Media editor David Steinberg, Ilhan’s activities constitute fraud and could be punishable by prison time or deportation (extensive analysis is here).
Americans â€” and especially Minnesotans in her district â€” deserve some answers.Â
- NewsTarget contributed to this story.
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