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Vote against Rep Omar, She shocked Ethiopians by supporting Jawar and other anti-Abiy Oromo nationalists

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Antone Melton-Meaux is challenging incumbent Ilhan Omar in the 5th District Democratic primaries on August 11. (Photo of Antone Melton-Meaux: AP/ Jim Mone; Photo of Ilhan Omar: (AP/ Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(ZeHabesha) The Congressional candidate Melton-Meaux is challenging Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Rep Omar shocked Ethiopians by supporting Jawar and other anti-Abiy Oromo nationalists last month. She ignored the killings of many non-Oromos and Christians in Oromia, but she defended Jawar’s camp.

So it is important that Ethiopians in Minnesota go out to vote on August 11 Tuesday.
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  1. Maybe she needs to be more informed and educated. That’s what you do in a democracy. You try to build alliances through lobbying. Her opponent is a loser will not win. It’s better to win her than dismiss her. That’s the problem with Ethiopians you never fail to self-defeat yourself. It’s also because lack of education. . We don’t know how to operate in a democracy. That’s why the Jawar side is kicking your ass.

  2. Can can we do to change her mind? Democracy is not only about protesting with your flag and And shouting “shame on you.” You have the right do that but that can only go so far. You need to learn how to win lawmakers on your side, not through insult and hostility but through active engagement. Thank you.

  3. Hey we elected her before and we will do it again . She is well informed about what’s going on in Ethiopian. She is pro-Jawar because he have the support of 85% of the population . PM Abbiy knows that and he is doing what ever possible to thwart him not elected democratically into office. And there are other who used to rule in an iron fist before and wanted to return into old days mentality but they forget that we are in the 21st century and living in a digital age.

  4. Why are you shocked? Did you approach her like they did? And who is speaking on Ethiopians’ behalf? We know who is who on the other side because it’s a matter of public record. But who is representing the Ethiopia side? They are the ones that failed us. It’s not her fault.

  5. QUOTE: “It’s also because lack of education. . We don’t know how to operate in a democracy”UNQUOTE. Mimi. August 9, 2020

    Commentary, 9 Aug 2020
    The above quotation says it ALL. WE don’t really have EDUCATION. It has always been MEMORIZATION rather than analytical education. Europeans came and they hypnotized us with their history and superiority making us stooges, reciting European history blindly and proportionately developing INFERIORITY COMPLEX >>> TO THI DAY.

    Consequence: RE: DEMOCRACY
    Do WE really understand the DEEP meaning of DEMOCRACY? Did we really apply the concept of DEMOCRACY in OUR entire DEAR BLACK AFRICAN CONTINENT? If nothing else, let us be HONEST to OURSELVES.. WE NEVER HAD TRUE EDUCATION and consequently NEVER EXERCISED the TRUE CONCEPT OF DEMOCRACY >>>>> TO THIS DAY..

    Please, review in your minds, ALL the indigenous Black African DICTATORS. Could you find ONE applying the concept of DEMOCRACY for his own BLACK AFRICAN PEOPLE? Why do you think it is so.? Dear Folks, WE ARE
    WHAT COLONIALISM WANTED US TO BE. If you disagree, the field is wide open for you to prove it wrong and SAVE AFRICA. That would be a MONUMENTAL history for you and your people. THE END

  6. The little somali whore is a well known terrorist supporter and an anti-semite and anti American. Her support for jawar is not a surprise.

  7. Omar fails to unify Minnesota n continues to blame law enforcement trying to stabilize increasing violence .

  8. Dear

    ለሚልፍ ቀን የማያልፍ ቃል አትናገር።

    Now you have one less friend and a potential enemy in U.S. congress for all of us. Congratulations. The Jawar side must be uncorking the champagne.

  9. This lady in hijab is a crystal clear pervert personality, when she talks and bit smile it doesn’t take much to understand picture behind the wall, that she likes to see this happen in this country, and surely makes a fun when she goes back to home and talk to her family or mate about it and Big laugh. Once a snake always a snake,feed a milk how much you want to.

  10. She’s not surprised by violence and people being unjust. The country she left was just like this.

  11. Melton-Meaux is also courting the oromo vote so even if he wins he will not be on Ethiopia’s side. so you’re between a rock and a hard place and this is sorry to say a fool’s errand.

  12. ሴትይዋ የኢትዮጵያ ጥላጫ ያላት ነች መረሳት የሌለበት የሲያድባሬ ዝርያ ያላት ነች
    ለኢትዮጵያ ያላት ጥላጫ ስር የሰደ ነው
    መኖሶታ ድምፃችሁ ድምፃችን ነው! ለሀገር አንድነት ድምፃችሁ ይሰማ። ዘረኝነትን አውግዙ

  13. Fellow Ethiopians, you have to acknowledge that Somalis put Ethiopians to shame in terms of mainstream acceptance in America. In general White people, Black people and Latinos prefer to deal with Somali-Americans than Ethiopians because they are about getting shit done as opposed to complaining, protesting, crying, lazying fighting with each other which sadly has become our trademark.

  14. Wogene, ለሰበበኛ ቂጥ መረቅ አታብዛበትሩ። ለሰው ሞት አነሰው ውሻውንስ ፈሴ መለሰው አለች ቀበሮሩ። Empty posturing can be most irritating and when it isn’t applying the cardinal rules of election give and take.. On equal footing with stupidity everyone’s made to feel like this, whether they can come up with the goods or not. If it were not for all the empty posturing would not have cared or never questioned her intent. But it is what it is.

  15. If Ilhan Omar alledgedlly engaged in marrying her brother why hasn’t the Justice Department or The Immigration Department taken any action. This lady was treated.with dignity and respect when she applied.for asylum to live in the USA? We opened our hearts and homes to welcome her .Ilhan Omar has used her Democratic seat in the House of Representives to embark on behavior that has been nasty, uniéndose and rhetoric to defame us. Where is the law? She is entitled under the first amendment to exercise free speech. Marrying supposedly her brother, violating campaign finance laws if found to be valid she needs to given due process, impeached from the House of Representatives. However I am skeptical that a member of THE SQUAD WILL BE INDICTED AT ALL.

  16. Recently, Omar was on MSNBC AM Joy weekend program, and she said: “what is so great about America?” There is no country in the world that doesn’t have an ugly history and that is perfect, but here is this woman that came from a war-torn country Somaia, and given freedom and apportunties to go to school and earned her degree, raising her children in peace, and even became a U.S. Congresswoman! Such ungrateful loose canon! Considering the source, it shouldn’t be a surprise that she is a supporter of Jawar.

  17. This is an extension of our dirty Ethiopian politics. Please keep the American lady out of it. It’s not true she hates Ethiopian at all. She was a keynote speaker at a major Ethiopian event at DC convention center last summer attended by thousands of Ethiopians who gave her a standing ovation as she entered and left the room. The none stop civil war between Ethiopians (oromo vs amara perpetuated by a few extremist nationalists on both sides) is not her problem. That’s Ethiopian problem.

  18. it’s truly a shame that we are asking American elected officials to take side in our DISGUSTING ethnic politics.

  19. Jawar can not lead the muslim movement but he can support it as a Muslim . Please Jawar stop acting like a leader of Ethiopian muslim movement and just stick to your ethnicity issues. You are making our struggle complex.

  20. She support Jawar Mohammed, Jawar Mohammed is a terrorist who has mastered ways of manipulating unemployed and radicalized ethnic Oromo Youth group,who are now known as Qeerroo, to achieve his political motives. In the past, he used to paint himself as a moderate Oromo activist and was accepted that way by a considerable number of Ethiopians – especially in the Diaspora.

  21. Jawar is an American , same as this lady. Unlike Ethiopians who fight civil wars every generation now n stop throughout their history the Americans stick together . Jawar gets the backing of US officials until proven guilty in the court of law. So far Jawar got a clean criminal record both in USA and in Ethiopia, not even a traffic ticket so if you want to blame anyone blame the Ethiopian legal “reformers” who let Jawar go free until now. Who let TPLF go free who even currently told people in Tigray to support Debretsion . If you want to vote against anyone consider voting against Abiy Ahmed & Co. not this lady. Ahiyawun Ferto Dawulawin!!

  22. Jawa is in jail in Ethiopia and everybody knows who Jawar is what he stands for even though he now claims in court that he is Amara. The issue here is why are his supporters outsmarting and kicking your ass in America gaining the support of congress people while you are once again locked out of the system? Think again. That’s the question. And you expect U.S. Reps to just bend to your will without any effort in your part. The point is in America it does not work that way. You’re watching too much fox news getting the wrong lesson. It’s called lack of eduction and organization. You have turned Ethiopians into losers. SHAME.

  23. Bolela,

    You are mistaken. Jawar is not an American. He is Ethiopian. He gave up his American citizenship three-months ago so he can participate in the election in Ethiopia.

  24. Bolela,
    The writer of this article is asking the Ethiopian American citizens, who are eligible voters in Menesota, not to vote for Omar.
    You said:
    “So far Jawar got a clean criminal record both in USA and in Ethiopia”
    Isn’t Mr. Jawar incarserated in Ethiopia?
    True or not, it’s my understanding that the U.S. government is looking into Mr. Jawar’s incomes and tax frauds.
    Let the truth prevail!

  25. I do not vote in Minnesota, but I am encouraging Ethiopian who lives in Minneapolis not to vote for her, This woman doesn’t know what she does, in the past she supported and advocate on behalf of terrorist organization founded by OLF with help of Jawar Mohamed and Bekele Gerba, Dawid Ibsa, and other organization like OLF extremist, Shene,

    Vote against her, she is sick person, enemy of Ethiopians

  26. Don’t agree. Hope you accept that respectfully. We Ethiopians are not herd animals like Jawar’s supporters. We have our brain to make up our mind It’s sad to see all the foul mouth name calling of a fellow immigrant and U.S. congresswomen. She should be contacted and implored to support our cause not be insulted . It says more about your nasty and obnoxious attitude and lack of education and professionalism than about her. Our forefathers must be rolling in their grave looking how low we have become.

  27. ለሰባቂ ጆሮህን አትስጠው. Why do you think all Ethiopians think a like. we don’t. I am not convinced. . I am not voting against her ቆንጆ የአፍሪካ ልጅ. period. Is that okay?

  28. Nesssannett-1st & Ethio American

    Jawar is incarcerated same as almost all other main opposition politicians in Ethiopia currently are arrested in Ethiopia. The court didn’t find any of the arrested guilty yet, not one of them including Jawar himself are charged with Crimes Against Humanity genocide ethnic cleansing charges.

    This American lady does not know the extent of the crimes since Jawar was not charged for genocide/Crimes Against Humanity by the Ethiopian government. Also per Birtukan Midekssa Ethiopian electoral board Chairwoman Jawar is an American, he did not show any proof he relinquished his American Citizenship to the electoral board. The Covid-19 pandemic had pauseded USA’s immigration and naturalization cases five months ago since early March 2020.

  29. By Susan Cornwell

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and no stranger to criticism from across the aisle, faces a challenge from fellow Democrats hoping to unseat her in a primary election on Tuesday.

    “Her progressive politics is a platform of platitudes,” said Antone Melton-Meaux, a Black lawyer who is one of four candidates challenging Omar in her Minneapolis-based district.

    A refugee from Somalia, Omar, 37, quickly became a national figure when she was elected in 2018. Republicans rebuked her left-wing politics, and President Donald Trump has falsely accused her of supporting al Qaeda. Republicans and Democrats alike have chided her criticisms of Israel, and she increased her security after death threats.

    Melton-Meaux, 47, said Omar is more focused on celebrity than serving her constituents. If elected, he said, “I will do the work.”

    Omar’s campaign has said it is not worried about the election outcome. “We’re confident,” spokesman Jeremy Slevin said.

    Both Melton-Meaux and Omar have raised over $4 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

    Police reforms are a top issue in Omar’s district, where George Floyd, a Black man, was killed in police custody in May, touching off nationwide protests.

    Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont all hold primary elections for Congress on Tuesday. The outcome will help set the stage for Nov. 3 elections to the House of Representatives and Senate that will determine the balance of power in Washington.

    In Georgia, meanwhile, a Republican who has made inflammatory comments about Muslims like Omar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, is running for an open House seat.

    She faces John Cowan, a neurosurgeon, in a primary runoff. The winner will likely be elected in November in the conservative district.

  30. She is the most corrupt person

    Omar is the most corrupt person, she divorced her Somali man and married a white man, she makes money from her campaign in violation of campaign funding

  31. Ilhan Omar has paid her new husband’s consulting firm – Washington Post

    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., continues to dish out six-figure payments to her husband’s firm, which has now received more than $1 million from her campaign this cycle. Omar has faced scrutiny over numerous financial and personal issues since she was elected in 2018. She has drawn criticism for a lack of transparency about her previous marriages, over campaign finance violations, and for a potential violation of House ethics rules pertaining to the advance she received on a recently published memoir. Pressed for answers, she has routinely dismissed the inquiries as “smears” and “conspiracy theories.”

  32. The New York Times:

    Ms. Omar, an unabashed progressive who has at times run afoul of some party leaders, got the support of House Democrats like Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her re-election efforts. Her opponent, Mr. Melton-Meaux, has tried to cast her as a national lightning rod too controversial for the district, however.

    The race has also been upended by the killing of George Floyd, the Black man whose death in the custody of the Minneapolis police ignited protests across the country. Ms. Omar has been a leading voice in advocating systemic changes such as restructuring the police department, while her opponents have focused efforts on more incremental reforms.

    More than a referendum on Ms. Omar, the election could signal the electorate’s embrace of a path forward after a tumultuous summer.

  33. Ilhan Omar’s husband discovered she was cheating on him with her chief fundraiser when he walked in on the lovers in pajamas –

    Ahmed Hirsi discovered Ilhan Omar having an affair with married Tim Mynett when he went to her Washington D.C. apartment and found lovers in pajamas
    ‘He suspected she was cheating but she kept telling him he was paranoid,’ one source told DailyMail.com
    DailyMail.com revealed last October that Omar and Mynett were not only dating, but living together ‘on and off’ at a secret DC apartment
    Families of Hirsi and Omar hammered out a settlement giving Hirsi tens of thousands of dollars if he did not speak publicly about the marriage breakdown
    Meanwhile, Omar’s campaign paid Mynett’s fundraising company more than $500k last year, according to new Federal Election Commission figures
    In December alone his E Street Company received $87,683, according to the figures reviewed by DailyMail.com

    Ilhan Omar’s husband discovered the truth about her torrid affair with her chief fundraiser when he went to her Washington D.C. apartment last spring and found the lovers lounging around in pajamas, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

    Ahmed Hirsi had long suspected that Omar, 39, was cheating on him with married Tim Mynett but the proof came when he caught the hijab-wearing congresswoman in a state that no Muslim woman would expect to be with a man who is not her husband.

    Two separate sources confirmed the account to DailyMail.com, saying that Hirsi was left ‘angry and humiliated’ by the encounter.

    ‘He suspected she was cheating but she kept telling him he was paranoid,’ one source said.

    ‘He told her he wanted to move down to D.C. to be with her but she insisted he should stay in Minneapolis with the children. Eventually he surprised her down there and his worst fears were confirmed.

    ‘It wasn’t that he actually caught them in bed but they were clearly in a romantic situation.’

    ‘It wasn’t that he actually caught them in bed but they were clearly in a romantic situation.’

    Last October, DailyMail.com revealed that Omar and Mynett were not only dating, but living together ‘on and off’ at a secret DC apartment, while plotting romantic vacations to Jamaica and making plans for a long-term future together +13
    DailyMail.com obtained photographic evidence that confirmed Omar and Mynett have been hooking up whenever she is in DC for congressional work. The pair are seen coming out of Omar’s DC pad in September +13
    DailyMail.com revealed last October that Omar and Mynett were not only dating, but living together ‘on and off’ at a secret DC apartment, while plotting romantic vacations to Jamaica and making plans for a long-term future together

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8004745/Ilhan-Omars-ex-discovered-cheating-walked-lovers-pajamas-D-C.html

  34. The Daily mail has called Ethiopians during the famine “starving monkeys” so not surprising they would write shit like this about another Africa. It’s an internationally renown right wing play ground The good news is if you really know Rep. Omar she does not give a shit what her detractors say. To the contrary she thrives on it. Whether she wins or not she has made history. In fact most likely she will end up being a major media personality with her own talk show on MSNBC or CNN continue making tens of millions of Dollars while driving you nuts from a much bigger platform. Wait when that happens by next month before the next major election. Only in America once a congresswoman always a part of TEAM USA.

  35. Bole

    When or what year did Dailymail has called Ethiopians “starving monkeys”?
    I am unable to find such news , do you have any proof?

  36. Bole

    When or what year did Dailymail call Ethiopians “starving monkeys”?
    I am unable to find such news , do you have any proof?

  37. The election results are looking good for congresswoman Ilhan Oma. She is up by 24,000+ votes with 146k counted 59% That’s higher than 2018 turnout even before all the absentees come in (through Thursday). She is killed Melton-Meaux who is even losing the tiny chunk of district in Anoka County, which Omar lost in 2018. Apparently the Ethiopian vote against her did not make any difference.

    So Ethiopians hope this a lesson next time don’t get our ass kicked by the other side. Organize better, smarter and strategy on how to bring her to your side not push her away. That’s how you effectively and navigate power and operate in a democracy.

  38. Good for her especially given that she has been running in a tough election while being deep in mourning since she lost her father to coronavirus this past June. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him,” she had said said when he passed away. “My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time.”

    As a human being I truly feel for her.

  39. Rep. Omar’s victory shows you that America has changed forever since the killing of George Floyd. We have reached a point of no return. Republicans are in danger of being swept out of the White House and the Senate and out of power for many, many years to come.

  40. IT’s official Rep. Ilhan Omar wins RE-ELECTION:

    U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar won a five-way DFL primary Tuesday in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District, topping her nearest contender by double digits after the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Her leading challenger, Democratic newcomer Antone Melton-Meaux, trailed significantly with more than 90 percent of the vote counted. He conceded at his Minneapolis campaign headquarters shortly after 9 p.m.

    The much anticipated contest in the district was seen as a test to Omar’s first term in Congress, where she rose to prominence as a member of “The Squad” and a frequent foil to President Donald Trump.

  41. Representative Ilhan Omar continues a string of victories by progressive candidates nationwide after she obliterated her opponent Antone Melton-Meaux by a wide margin. Voter turn out was heavy and Ilhan Omar remains very popular with residents of Minnesota.

    Finally tally:

    Ilhan Omar : 57.4%
    Antone Melton-Meaux 39.3%

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