Dalia al-Aqidi, a Muslim Iraqi refugee and journalist, has announced a campaign to unseat Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar in November.

She joins an ever-widening list of Republicans seeking to challenge Omar. Al-Aqidi believes she’s the only one who can counter the Minnesota lawmaker’s perpetual effort to use identity politics to garner votes.

“She needs to be stopped,” al-Aqidi told Fox News in a phone interview. “I truly believe that I’m strong enough to beat her at her own game.”

Al-Aqidi explained that she and Omar are “basically the same” when it comes to their backgrounds. She, however, will focus on everybody’s differences still coming together to make a better America, not using them to divide people.

 

Slams Omar As Un-American

Al-Aqidi scoffed at the notion of using identity politics in the campaign, noting that her status as a Muslim Iraqi refugee negates anything Omar can counter with.

Instead, she’d like to focus on their differences – namely, that she loves America while Omar criticizes this nation at every turn.

“Every time she opens her mouth she says something either anti-U.S. or anti-Semitic,” al-Aqidi said.

“I am loyal to the country that gave me a chance, gave me a brighter future,” she added, accurately suggesting that Omar “continually tries to weaken the country and divide us.”

 

Strong Defense, Strong Economy, Strong Education

Dalia al-Aqidi tells Fox News that her platforms will focus on security at home and abroad, the economy, and education.

She correctly notes that President Trump is “doing great” in creating a flourishing economy for everybody.

Omar has sought to weaken the country both at home and abroad, supporting open borders and limiting the authority of the commander-in-chief when it comes to strikes against terrorists like Qassem Soleimani.

She also curiously finds humor when others are talking about American military casualties in the Middle East.

 

Al-Aqidi previously requested an interview with Omar to discuss the Democrat’s controversial comments that 9/11 was carried out by ‘some people’ who ‘did something.’

Omar would not respond.

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