On Friday, an Iranian man was arrested near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
A report written by the Washington Examiner stated, “The man, identified as an Iranian national named Masoud Yareioeill Zoleh by his passport, was arrested Friday morning at Bradley Park on the east end of the Flagler Memorial Bridge, according to Palm Beach police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick.”
Zoleh was said to have “several knives, a machete, and a pickax” along with “$22,000 and a car parked at Palm Beach International Airport.”
The incident came four days after Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted that Trump should “immediately divest from his businesses” because ” Iran could threaten Trump hotels worldwide.” She then suggested that Trump might take the country to war over lost revenue.
This is far from the first time that Omar has made odd statements regarding terrorism.
While giving a speech to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), she described 9/11 as "some people did something." In 2007, the US government listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorist fundraising operation.
During one interview, Omar chuckled while recalling how a college instructor would pronounce the name “Al-Qaeda” with a fearful tone that he wouldn’t use when saying “England” or "the Army." That Al-Qaeda regularly engaged in suicide bombings and beheadings didn’t seem to register with her:
Further, in 2016 she sought mercy for one of nine Minnesota men who had attempted join to ISIS. In a letter to the presiding judge, Omar asked that he be treated with “compassion,” arguing that “systematic alienation” and “perceived injustice” caused him to embrace ISIS's “radical approach to change-making.” This "radical approach" included throwing gays off buildings, drowning people in cages, and using children as sex slaves.
When Omar and fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib attempted to visit Israel this past August, they planned to travel with a group called Miftah. The organization published an article praising female suicide bomber Wafa Idrees as the “the beginning of a string of Palestinian women dedicated to sacrificing their lives for the cause.” It also gave a shout-out to Hanadi Jaradat, a terrorist who murdered fourteen Jews and five Christians. Three of her victims were children.
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Another article called "Let Us Honor Our Own" lionized Dalal Al Mughrabi, who helped hijack a bus and kill thirty-eight Israelis. She had previously killed a Jewish-American woman.
After Zoleh was arrested, Turning Points USA founder Charlie Kirk accused Omar of "amplifying the ideas of our enemies," adding, "People are clearly listening." Given her history, it's hard not to wonder what her intentions are.
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