US Representative Ilhan Omar. Picture: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
US Representative Ilhan Omar. Picture: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

US Representative Ilhan Omar's father dies due to coronavirus

By Reuters Time of article published Jun 16, 2020

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Father of Somalia-born US Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications

from the novel coronavirus, local media reported.

"It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my

father," the Minnesota congresswoman tweeted late on Monday. "No

words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and

loved him."

Omar and her father Nur Mohamed came to the United States as

refugees in 1995 from Somalia during the country's civil war and

eventually settled in Minneapolis, according to Politico.

Omar was elected along with Michigan Representative Rashida

Tlaiin in November 2018 making them among the first two Muslim

women to serve in the U.S. Congress.

The Minnesota representative did not respond to Reuters

request for a comment.

Reuters

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