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‘Your Life Will End’: Rep. Ilhan Omar Shares Letter of Death Threat

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is making public an anonymous threat on her life at the Minnesota State Fair. 

“They say we can’t get the Somali Stink out of the clean Minnesota air, but we’re going to enjoy the ad­ven­ture,” the writer penned in a threat against Omar.

The Somalia-born congresswoman shared a photo of the threat Wednesday on Twitter.

“I hate that we live in a world where you have to be protected from fellow humans,” she said in the tweet. “I hated it as a child living through war and I hate it now.

“But until deranged people like this stop threatening my life and the lives of others, I have to accept the reality of having security.”

Omar’s message was a response to a post that showed a bodyguard standing behind her as she spoke at an event in Minnesota.

In the threat, the writer told the lawmaker she will “not be going back to Washington” and that her “life will end before your ‘Vacation’ ends.” 

The writer said the congresswoman wouldn’t “die alone” and that a “very capable person with a very big ‘Gun'” would target her. 

Omar shared the letter just hours after Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore called for her to “go back to Somalia,” where she was born, The Hill reported.

Omar, a Somali refugee who is now a U.S. citizen, was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last year, The Hill reported.

She is one of four congresswomen of color who were told by President Donald Trump in July to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

The words “send her back” have been yelled at a Trump campaign rally and even chanted in response to a California restaurant promotion offering a free side for doing so.

Omar gave this response on racism throughout the country:

“The president’s rally will be a defining moment in American history,” she said in a July 25 Twitter post pinned to the top of her page. “It reminds us of the grave stakes of the coming presidential election: that this fight is not merely about policy ideas; it is a fight for the soul of our nation.“

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