Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s father dies from COVID complications
Washington — Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, revealed late Monday that her father died due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Omar announced the passing of her father, Nur Omar Mohamed, in a statement that included the phrase from the Quran, “Surely we belong to God and to him shall we return.”
“No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him,” Omar said. “My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time.”