Shocking testimony in a Florida court claims that US Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar is a foreign agent on a Qatari payroll!
The English edition of Al Arabiya, the newspaper of the Arab world, says it got hold of an October 23 deposition by Alan Bender, a Kuwait-born businessman from Canada, testifying in a case against the Qatari emir’s brother. According to Bender, he met with three top Qatari officials, including the Emir for Security Affairs’ secretary, and was told that Omar is “the crown jewel” among US politicians recruited by Qatar.
The three allegedly claimed that Ilhan owed her current position to the Qatari money bankrolling her campaign. In his testimony, Al Arabiya reports that, the businessman said that Omar made use of her position within the US House of Representatives to recruit other politicians.
She also supposedly shared sensitive information with Qatar, which in turn was relayed to Iran.
According to his sworn deposition, the three officials told him, “If it wasn’t for our cash, Ilhan Omar would be just another black Somali refugee in America collecting welfare and serving tables on weekends.”
Bender testified that the officials asked him to recruit American politicians and journalists as Qatari assets and that when he objected, was told that several prominent figures were already on the payroll, including Omar.
Qatar “recruited Ilhan Omar from even way before she thought about becoming a government official… They groomed her and arranged the foundation, the grounds, for her to get into politics way before she even showed interest. They convinced her,” Bender added.
In response to the reports that surfaced in the Saudi owned Al Arabiya, a spokesperson for Omar released this statement, “The latest, outlandishly absurd story from a Saudi-funded media outlet is of course false and only the latest in that trend,” the statement said. “The only people Rep. Omar represents in Washington are the people of Minnesota’s 5th District. She will continue to speak out against human rights violations around the world – whether it is war crimes in Yemen or the caging of children at our border – regardless of who commits them.”