There's a thread in this forum about neo-Nazis who run as Republicans. Of course, they never get elected. However, Democrats elected at least one genuine bonafide jihadist. I believe there are others, but we have proof of this one. She's not naive: Ilhan Omar is on the road, raising money for extreme Islamist groups It won’t be “all about the Benjamins baby” for protesters outside the Woodland Hills Hilton tomorrow. That's where the Council on American Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles chapter will be holding its fourth annual “Valley banquet” fundraiser hosting controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. Omar has generated attention and condemnation with her series of anti-Semitic remarks in recent weeks. But activists in L.A. are more concerned by her decision to raise money for various Islamist groups, some of which have been tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and others labeled designated as terrorist-linked by some foreign governments. CAIR-LA's executive director, Hussam Ayloush, is a divisive figure with his own history of anti-Semitic statements. Gary Fouse, a local activist who keeps a blog documenting CAIR-LA's activism, says that Ayloush has been openly asserting a moral equivalence between ISIS and Israel since ISIS was at its height in 2015. At a panel discussion that year, Fouse wrote, "Ayloush mentioned that the fact that some 'twenty' American Muslims had gone off to join ISIS did not justify the U.S. government spending millions of dollars investigating the Muslim community."