Former Iraqi beauty queen Sarah Idan worked as a translator for the US military plan bid to Congress
A former beauty queen who represented Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant and fled war-torn Iraq in search of a better life in America is hoping to run for Congress in California.
Twenty years after the Iraq war began, Sarah Idan, a self-described feminist and human rights activist, is seeking to challenge what she sees as the Democrats’ greatest weakness – her awakening.
Idan, 33, has spoken out against the far left of the Democratic Party and openly criticized Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for her comments about Jewish people and Israel.
“I do not defend your anti-American, anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood agenda using this democracy to advance your Islamic socialist goals of dividing and weakening our country,” Idan tweeted in 2019.
‘I would be just the opposite of Ilhan Omar. I’m a democrat and a liberal, but I don’t think like you – I don’t hate this country,” she explained.
Sarah Idan fled war-torn Iraq in search of a better life in America and now plans to run for Congress in California
Idan aims to challenge what she perceives to be the far left and woke voices of the Democratic Party
Idan has also expressed her dislike of what she sees as the party’s obsession with so-called “white privilege” and its failure to address public safety concerns and rising crime in Los Angeles, where she currently lives.
Born in Baghdad in 1990, Idan was the second youngest of five children.
His father was a military engineer for Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party, but privately his views at home did not reflect that party line. The family effectively had to “live as hostages under Saddam”.
She describes life as extremely difficult under the brutal dictator with limited access to food, water and electricity. Politically, the family constantly feared accusations of “disloyalty”.
“We couldn’t say anything against him. I learned that everything Saddam taught me was a lie,” she told the New York Post.
When she turned 18, Idan worked as a volunteer interpreter with the US military in Iraq.
She was able to leave Iraq for the United States in 2010 with a green card provided by the military, then became a US citizen in 2015. Her family remained behind although they also left Iraq there. a few years ago.
Idan believes his difficult upbringing gives him a unique perspective on the American dream.
“They hate it when I say something good about this country, when I say I love it and I have rights here. They want to hear you say, ‘No, it’s a horrible country, a horrible government. , and we have no rights.
A former beauty queen, she represented Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant in 2017 and even faced death threats after befriending and taking a selfie with Miss Israel.
Idan now plans to run for Congress to root out the “crazy far left and woke voices” from the Democratic Party.
Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, is pictured at the 66th Miss Universe pageant in 2017
Idan, 33, has spoken out against the far left of the Democratic Party and openly criticized Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for her comments about Jewish people and Israel, calling her “un-American” and a critic. ”anti-Semitic”.
The two women argued on Twitter following Idan’s comments in 2019
At the time, the Minnesota congresswoman retaliated by tweeting, “Hey I might be wrong but I don’t think you are a resident of #MN05 and like that not your representative.”
Idan thinks his tough upbringing gives him a unique perspective on the American dream
“A voice is missing. There’s the immigrant who suffered and came here and lived the American dream,” Idan says.
She thinks the party needs fresh blood to expose what she describes as “communists pushing crazy policies”.
‘We need new people in power to eliminate the communists. I may have been born in Iraq, but my soul is American.
She thinks the Democratic Party needs to tackle the woke voices that are far too powerful and influential, while the party also needs to tackle head-on issues of public safety and rising crime in major cities. cities in the country.