Rep. Ilhan Omar announces death of father from COVID-19 complications

Date:

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., announced the death of her 67-year-old father on Monday due to complications from COVID-19.

“It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father, Nur Omar Mohamed. No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and loved him,” she posted on Twitter.

The Washington Post reported that when Omar and her family arrived in the U.S., they lived for about a year in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. She recalled being bullied in middle school there. She remembered her father telling her, “They are doing this to you because they feel threatened in some way by your existence.”

The family eventually moved to Minneapolis’s Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

The coronavirus has claimed 116, 125 lives in the U.S. as of Tuesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University. The virus is considered to be especially dangerous to the elderly community and those with compromised immune systems.

On June 14, Omar took to Twitter to warn about the virus risk.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“The pandemic is not over,” she wrote. “Stay vigilant.  When protesting or volunteering, keep at least six-foot distance from others when possible, wear a mask, wash or sanitize your hands, and consider getting tested for #COVID19. And do not go if you have symptoms!”

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img
spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Woman Whose 3 Kids Allegedly Suffocated In Parked Car Narrates The Shocking Details

After reading from what the grieving mum narrated, I...

Food, And Oil Production Will Increase If You Address Insecurity – Obi Tells Tinubu

Posted by African Examiner Featured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria Thursday,...

Ghanaian grandma threatens to disown grandson over tattoo on his arm

A Ghanaian grandmother, reacting to her grandson’s tattoo, threatened...

ESPN’s Jay Bilas suggests severe consequences for court-storming fans

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus...