BREAKING: Backlash For Omar Following Calls to Free Jailed Muslim Brotherhood Member

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Tuesday calls for the release of imprisoned Hoda Abdelmonem, a prominent official within the Muslim Brotherhood who is jailed in Egypt, elicited outrage from her conservative opponents.

The embattled congresswoman has, since her election during the 2018 midterms, found herself at the center of a series of scandals, following controversial remarks made about Jewish-American politicians’ loyalty, as well as the US-Israel relationship.

Omar’s latest comments were seen by many as coming in support of terror, prompting quick replies on social media.

After some investigative work, conservative journalist Jordan Schachtel verified that Abdelmonem is a “senior female leader” of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood chapter, and asked, “Why is an American congresswoman advocating for an Islamist activist?”