Ilhan Omar Faces Tough Congressional Challenge from Fellow Muslim

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In New York, Scherie Murray is running for the House of Representatives, looking to unseat Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and turn the seat red. Well, Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar (D), another member of “the Squad” will also be facing a tough reelection campaign, and her challenger is Republican Dalia al-Aqidi.

Al-Aqidi is a Muslim Iraqi refugee who has made waves in the political arena since announcing her intention to unseat Rep. Omar. Arguing that Omar “needs to be stopped,” Al-Aqidi added, “I truly believe that I’m strong enough to beat her at her own game” during a Fox News interview.

When speaking to the Washington Examiner, Al-Aqidi explained that she “chose to launch this campaign after thinking, watching, and researching.”