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, hopes to run for Congress in California.
Twenty years after the start of the war in Iraq, Sarah Idan, a self-described feminist and human rights activist, seeks to challenge where she believes the Democrats’ greatest weakness is her wakery.
Idan, 33, has spoken out against the far left of the Democratic Party and has openly criticized Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for her comments about the Jewish people and Israel.
“I do not support your anti-American, anti-Semitic agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood, which uses this democracy to advance your…Islamic socialist goals to divide and weaken our country,” Idan tweeted in 2019.
“I would just be 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 seeks to challenge what she sees as the far-left and awake voices in the Democratic party
Idan has also expressed disgust at what she sees as the party’s obsession with so-called “white privilege” and its inability 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.
Her father was a military engineer for Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party, but privately, her views at home did not reflect that party line. In effect, the family had to “live as hostages under Saddam.”
She describes life as extremely tough under the ruthless dictator with limited access to food, water and electricity. Politically, the family was in constant fear of accusations of “infidelity.”
“We couldn’t say anything to 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 Army in Iraq.
She was able to leave Iraq and go to the United States in 2010 on an Army green card, later becoming a US citizen in 2015. His family was left behind, though they also eventually left Iraq several years ago.
Idan believes her difficult upbringing gives her 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, this is a terrible country, a terrible government, and we have no rights.”
A one-time beauty queen, she represented Iraq in the Miss Universe contest in 2017 and even received death threats after befriending and taking a selfie with Miss Israel.
Idan now plans to run for Congress by rooting out “crazy far-left and awake voices” in 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 has openly criticized Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for her comments about the Jewish people and Israel calling her “anti-American” and “anti-Semitic.”
The two women got into a Twitter spat following Idan’s comments in 2019
At the time, the Minnesota congressman hit back with a tweet, “Hey, I may be wrong, but I don’t think you’re a #MN05 resident and therefore not your representative”
Idan believes her difficult upbringing gives her a unique perspective on the American Dream
‘A voice is missing. There’s the immigrant who fucking suffered and came here and lived the American dream,” says Idan.
She believes the party needs fresh young blood to proclaim what she describes as “communists pursuing insane policies.”
“We need new people to take out the communists. I may have been born in Iraq, but my soul is American.’
She believes the Democratic party needs to address awake voices that are far too powerful and influential, while also addressing public safety concerns and rising crime rates in major cities across the country.