Meet Sarah Idan the Former Miss Iraq who says Ilhan Omar 'does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East'
Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan says Ilhan Omar 'does not represent me as a Muslim' before the lawmaker hits back saying she is not her congresswoman
Idan, 29, said Omar 'does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East'
The Minnesota congresswoman, 37, hit back saying she does not represent Idan
'Hey, I might be wrong but I don’t think you are a #MN05 resident', she wrote
The beauty queen went on to label Omar 'anti American' and 'anti-Semitic'
While Omar has not responded directly she did retweet and reply to supporters
Idan previously said she faces being stripped of her Iraqi citizenship after she spoke out against the state and in support of Israel at the Human Rights Council
In 2017 she posed for a photo with Miss Israel at the Miss Universe pageant
Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan got in to a Twitter spat with Ilhan Omar on Thursday after saying the congresswoman 'does not represent me as a Muslim'.
Idan, 29, who spoke out against her home state and in support of Israel at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, told The Sara Carter Show: 'Ilhan Omar does not represent me as a Muslim, does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East.'
But the Minnesota congresswoman, 37, hit back tweeting along with a shrug emoji: 'Hey, I might be wrong but I don’t think you are a #MN05 resident and like that makes be not your representative.'
The beauty queen went on to label Omar 'anti American' and 'anti-Semitic'.
She replied to Omar writing: 'Seriously @IlhanMN this is your intellectual come back?
'I said as a MUSLIM! I dont stand for your anti-American, anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood agenda using this democracy to further YOUR & YOUR FRIENDS Islamic socialism goals of dividing & weakening our country.'
Idan added: 'When you @IlhanMN come to my State, My City, My zip code right here in CA & accept an award from CAIR a Muslim brotherhood affiliated organization IT IS my business!
'First was the Middle East, then Europe & now the USA. I fled from the same ideology you’re trying to export here.'
Idan accompanied her tweet with a picture of a poster from a Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraising event.
While Omar has not responded directly to Idan she did send the ok emoji back to one user who wrote: 'Just because Ilhan Oman is a muslim she should be representative of all muslims? She is not running in elections as a muslim, but as an American for a district. She only represents them. Who cares about former Miss Iraq and her thoughts?'
She also retweeted another who wrote: 'People come after you for the wildest things. Anyway, thank you for your efforts as my representative in Congress Rep. Omar!'
Idan has previously said she faces being stripped of her Iraqi citizenship after appearing twice before the 41st session of the UNHRC on June 25 and 26.
While there she testified in support of Arab-Israeli peace, condemned the acts of terror committed by Hamas and the human-rights abuses under the Iraqi government.
'The issue between Arabs and Israelis goes beyond policy disagreements. It's deeply rooted in the belief systems taught in Muslim countries, which are anti-Semitic,' she said
'I'd like to remind Arab countries that today you share more common interests with Israel than the terrorist militias.'
In the days after her UN address there were calls on social media for her citizenship to be revoked as a result of her criticisms of Iraq.
Idan, who won this year's UN Watch's Ambassador for Peace Award, has taken her battle over her citizenship to Twitter - appealing to various organisations and heads of state for support.
The Israeli Prime Minister's son Yair Netanyahu tweeted his support for the former Miss Iraq.
In a letter, he released on Twitter, UN Watch director-general Hillel Neuer called on the UNHRC to look into the threat to Ms Idan's citizenship.
It's not the first time the beauty queen has raised controversy. In November 2017 she posed for an Instagram photo with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman at the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Las Vegas.
Their selfie appeared on Ms Idan's Instagram page with references to promoting 'peace and love' - but it soon sparked a social media backlash.
It also led to death threats that saw Ms Idan's family to flee Iraq in fear for the US.
At the time Ms Idan responded saying she never meant to insult the Palestinian cause.
'This picture doesn't mean I support the Israeli government or its polices towards Arab countries. I apologise to everyone who saw it as an insult to the Palestinian cause - this was not its purpose.'