Dalia Al-Aqidi, a well-known United States television anchor, slammed Omar for controversial rhetoric that, according to the former, is "dividing" America.
Sounds like Rep Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) may be nearing the end of her political career if these accusations are accurate. Al-Aqidi fled Saddam Hussein's Iraq along with her family when she was in her 20s.
"As an American citizen, my duty is to defend my country and my duty is to stand up to her hatred and racism that she's spreading within her community, within the country, and even worldwide", Al-Aqidi said.
"She's hurting the moderate Muslims; Muslims like myself".More news: In Huawei Battle, China Threatens Germany 'The place it Hurts': Automakers
"Ilhan Omar and I may seem alike, both women, Muslims, and refugees, but we couldn't be more different", says Dalia al-Aqidi.
She had a prominent career as a political reporter, first for Voice of America and then a US politics correspondent for Middle Eastern TV networks and in her native Iraq.
"The difference is that while Dalia has used her life experience to expose oppression and boost the U.S, Omar has done the opposite - stoking fear, inspiring hatred, inciting violence, and embarrassing the US", her campaign website states.
"I've done my homework for months and months before I chose to move here", she said. Omar fled Somalia with her family at age nine. "On Thanksgiving, I helped feed more than 250 homeless people in Minneapolis, which she doesn't remember".
"It's a very, very important problem in Minneapolis, and it's getting very cold".More news: How To Watch The SAG Awards On TV And Online
On homelessness, Omar in November introduced the Homes for All Act, which would authorize the dramatic expansion of America's public housing supply by 12 million.
Omar's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, al-Aqidi said that she is sick and exhausted of Omar's continuous anti-Semitic rhetoric.
"I truly believe that I'm strong enough to beat her at her own game", al-Aqidi told Fox News. Of the Squad, only Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., remains unopposed.More news: Keefe after loss to Blackhawks: Leafs are being 'an immature team'