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Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Suspended from College Over Anti-Israel Protest

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s daughter, Isra Hirsi, revealed Thursday she has been suspended from Barnard College over her involvement in anti-Israel protests on Columbia University’s campus.

“I’m an organizer with CU Apartheid Divest @ColumbiaSJP, in my 3 years at @BarnardCollege I have never been reprimanded or received any disciplinary warnings,” the 21-year-old wrote on X.

“I just received notice that I am 1 of 3 students suspended for standing in solidarity with Palestinians facing a genocide.”

Hirsi and the two other students – identified as Maryam Iqbal and Soph Dinu — received notice of their suspension from Barnard Dean, Leslie Grinage, first thing Thursday morning, the Apartheid Divest said in a statement.

“This decision is based on information received from Columbia University Public Safety that you have been involved in an unauthorized encampment on the Columbia University campus and you have not ceased participation in this unauthorized encampment despite repeated requests from Barnard and Columbia on April 17, 2024 that you do so,” the dean’s email read, according to the student group.

Hirsi’s suspension comes after at least three people were arrested overnight in connection with the ongoing tent protest on the Ivy League school’s Morningside campus.

The Barnard junior — who is one of three children Rep. Omar shares with her ex-husband Ahmed Hirsi – had shared footage of herself participating in the controversial protest a day earlier, calling it a “huge historic moment.”

In a follow up tweet revealing her suspension, a defiant Hirsi said protestors “will not be intimidated.”

“We will stand resolute until our demands are met. Our demands include divestment from companies complicit in genocide, transparency of @Columbia’s investments and FULL amnesty for all students facing repression,” she wrote.

Hirsi, who describes herself on X as an “angry black girl,” has fired off a barrage of tweets as the school’s anti-Israel protests rage on, including one posted by her mom, saying she was “in solidarity” with rallying students.

Omar, a progressive Democrat, was booted by Republicans from the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee in February last year over her anti-Semitic comments.

READ 73 COMMENTS
  • Pinks says:

    Ship the entire family to Gaza. They don’t deserve to be in the USA.
    FJB

  • MiniBooger says:

    Hey, if they support the so-called Palestinians, send them to Gaza.

  • Phoenix says:

    How about we suspend ilhan Omar from America INDEFINITLY???

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