ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Port: Republican state senator takes down false claim about Ilhan Omar and Al Qaeda, leaves up another post calling her a terrorist

Oley Larsen
Sen. Oley Larsen (R-Minot) speaks to members of the House Finance & Taxation Committee in 2015. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

State Senator Oley Larsen, a Republican from Minot, still hasn’t responded to my requests for comment from yesterday over a Facebook post he made of a picture he claimed was controversial Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at an al Qaeda training camp.

The photo is from the Associated Press. It was taken in a Somali military camp in 1978, years before Omar was born in 1982.

Larsen has now taken that post down (I preserved screenshots here ), but he has left up a separate post made subsequent to the one I wrote about yesterday in which he, again, referred to Omar as a terrorist:

ADVERTISEMENT

Click here to continue reading Rob Port's Say Anything blog.

Related Topics: ILHAN OMAR
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com. Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
What To Read Next
"When you're 5 years old, you believe in Santa because you think he's real. When you're 10 years old, you believe because you want to," Cramer said on this episode of Plain Talk.
"If we are unwilling to admit that the racism exists in our power structures, people of color will continue to pay a deadly price."
The only thing that garners bipartisan support regarding Ukraine is that we shouldn’t get into a direct war with Russia.
We could all use a good laugh to start out the new year.