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Ilhan Omar sees rise in death threats

Observer Report

Washington

One of the first ever Muslim members of the US Congress Ilhan Omar has reportedly said that a tweet by President Donald Trump has led to an increase in threats against her life. Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar said the threats were sparked by “violent rhetoric”, accusing Mr Trump of stoking right-wing extremism. “It has to stop,” she added. It comes after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a new “security assessment to safeguard” the lawmaker. Donald Trump on Monday stepped up his attacks against Ms Omar, calling her “out of control”.