“Ilhan Omar was given a second chance when America took her in — but chose to ridicule the very country that saved her life.” This was the statement released by another Somali refugee and army veteran, Shukri Abdirahman, who is running for Congress to unseat radical squad member Ilhan Omar (D-Minn).
Shukri Abdirahman is running as Republican in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.
Former NBA player Royce White is also running against Ilhan Omar in the race.
You can read her inspirational story on her fundraising campaign website and below:
Shukri (Shu) Abdirahman is running to defeat Ilhan Omar in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District to repair the damage caused by her failed leadership. Shukri is Somali Refugee, a 10 year US Army Combat Veteran, a single mother of three beautiful children, a Muslim, a survivor from domestic abuse, and above all – A Minnesotan, and an American.
Shu’s story starts in Somalia where she lived through a Civil War under the dictatorship of Mohamed Siad Barre. Her father had been taken from the family in the middle of the night, and poisoned for refusing to join his regime. In fear of their lives, her family fled to Kenya where they spent 3.5 years in refugee camp in hopes of coming to America. The scars of living through a civil war still remain.
From Somalia to Minnesota, Shu and her family were welcomed as American citizens. She did not have much growing up on Portland and Franklin in the heart of Minneapolis, but they were in America, the land of opportunity. With high marks in school she was accepted to the University of Minnesota-Duluth on a Softball Scholarship.
After hearing about the events of Black Hawk Down, Shu was inspired to give back to the men and women who gave their lives so she could have a second chance in America. She went on to serve 10 years with the U.S. Army.
Sergeant Abdirahman served as combat veteran in the Iraq War. Shukri had a life goal of becoming a Black Hawk pilot, but had suffered too much eye damage in Iraq that could not be corrected.
While serving, Shu married one of her fellow soldiers and gave birth to three beautiful kids. Her husband suffered from PTSD, which led to their separation. Shu is a survivor of domestic abuse from the marriage and has taken on the role of a single mother to her three children.
Seeing the direction our country is going under Ilhan Omar and the Biden Administration she cannot justify staying on the sidelines any longer. Shu is building coalitions with communities that have normally voted Democrat, but are also tired of the direction our country is going in order to defeat Ilhan Omar. Coming from a socialist dictatorship, Shu knows these policies cannot work in America.
Shukri is unapologetically American, and loves the Constitution. A document she has sworn to protect when she entered the service. That oath never expires.
Watch her powerful campaign video:
Ilhan Omar was given a second chance when America took her in — but chose to ridicule the very country that saved her life.
When I was welcomed as a legal American citizen. I responded by joining the U.S. Army.
Now I’m taking a stand to give hope to the people of Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/yVqZPN0lWT
— Shukri Abdirahman (@ShuForCongress) February 28, 2022
You can help and donate to her campaign to get rid of radical Ilhan Omar here: Shu For Congress