One Thousand and One Nights and Ilhan Omar’s Biographical Engineering

Ilhan Omar The Witch Princess

Despite numerous interviews, media write-ups, and multiple biographical sources, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar AKA “Ilhan Nur Said Elmi” remains an enigma. As strange as it sounds, there is almost no verifiable information about her nor her family in the public domain. This is bordering on the fantastic considering the fact that she is a ±34 year old (she has no birth certificate) sitting congresswoman. In an era where comprehensive digital background searches can be executed with a single mouse click, Omar’s fluid and ever shifting identity and invisible past are a puzzle.

The majority of the biographical information that she disclosed has multiple non-reconcilable versions. This includes significant inconsistencies about basic facts such as:

  • Her family’s actual size
  • Their real names
  • The family wealth and real-estate ownership in the US and Somalia
  • Their birth dates
  • Details about her brother/husband’s identity
  • Her father’s political role in the dictatorship of Said Berra
  • Their residence in Baidoa and Mogadishu
  • Any evidence that the family spent years in the Dadaab refugee camp instead of the resort city of Mombasa
  • The real reason for their escape from Somalia

The problem with Omar’s exceptionally poor recollection of facts and propensity for embellishments isn’t limited to the period between 1990-2011. Just a few weeks ago, on May 28, Omar delivered the following speech in the Richfield high school about her first hand experience with a “sweet old African lady”:

“sweet, old . . . African American lady” who had been arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving 5-year-old granddaughter.”

After spending the weekend in jail, the woman was led into the courtroom and fined $80—a penalty she couldn’t pay.  I couldn’t control my emotions, because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.”

If you haven’t noticed, this plot-line suspiciously resembles Jean Valjean’s crime in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

As with most of her claims and recollections, this story too is unverifiable. She doesn’t remember where or when it took place, what court handled the case, or who the “sweet old. . . African American lady” was.

Omar May 28 Richfield High School VisitImage 1: Ilhan Omar delivering the speech about the “sweet, old . . . African American lady” who had been arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving 5-year-old granddaughter

The fluidity of the Oma’rs background suggests that most of the details that we know about her have been engineered. It is also clear that over the past 27 years, core components of the Omar family dossier have gone through multiple revisions at the hands of someone who has a decent grasp of covert intelligence operations.

For example, between Ilhan, her father, current husband, and one of her sisters, they have 32 name variations that are being used interchangeably in various official registries.

Omar Ilhan
Ilhan Omar
Ilham Umar
Omar Ihan
Omar Ijhan
Ilham Omar
Ilham A Omar
Ilhan Abdullahi Omar

Abdullahi O Mohamed
Nur Mohamed
Nur Omar Mohamed
Nur Said Elmi Mohamed

Current Husband
Ahmed A Hirsi
Ahmed Aden
Ahmed Hirsi
Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi
Ahmed A Aden
Ahmed Hrisri
Ahmed Hersi
Ahmed Haji
Ahmed Hassan

Sister (US Based)
Sahra Abdullahi Omar
Noor Sahra
Omar Sahra
Sahra Noor
Sahra Omar
Sahra A Omar
Sahra Abdullahi Omar
Sara Omar
Sarah Omar
Kadra Omar

Ilhan’s perpetual reenactment of the comedy of errors of family name/identity mismatches is not an English as a second language issue. The same pattern appears when she communicates in her native Somali tongue. During her 2016 visit to Somalia and a meeting with president Mohamed Hassan Sheikh, she told the local media, in Somali, that the man by her side was her husband Ahmed Elmi. Running face recognition on the images taken by a Somali state media service photographer shows that the person accompanying her was in fact Ahmed Hirsi.

Official Photos
Image 2: Photographing Ilhan Omar and her husband Ahmed Hirsi visit with the Somali president. Images taken by a Somali state media service photographer.

As can be seen in Image 3, shortly after her marriage issue surfaced the photos in the article were deleted from the server. I contacted “Hassan Istiila”, the author of the article and asked him why he removed the images, he denied doing so himself (see email exchange in the references). The post edit history and server logs show that an admin user by the name of Farsamada AKA Liibaan Mohamoud Yusuf Nabiil was the one who removed the images from the WP CMS used by Radio Dalsan. It also turns out that Farsamada is a dedicated Ilhan Omar supporter/promoter in Somalia (see Image 5).

2016 Ilhan Breaking News
Image 3
: The Mogadishu Radio Dalsan article about Ilhan Omar’s 2016 visit to Somalia and her meeting with the Somali president Mohamed Hassan Sheikh. The article identifies her husband as Ahmed Elmi but in fact it is Ahmed Hirsi.

2016 Omar Somalia Visit with Elmi
Image 4: The Mogadishu Radio Dalsan 2016 article with some of the recovered images showing that the person accompanying Ilhan Omar was in fact Ahmed Hirsi traveling under the name Ahmed Elmi (Ilhan Omar only divorced Ahmed Elmi in 2017).

Mr. Farsamada Omar's Media Muscle
Image 5: Farsamada AKA Liibaan Mohamoud Yusuf Nabiil, the Somali news editor who purged Ilhan Omar’s images from the Mugadisu Radio Dalsan article that identified Ahmed Hirsi as Ahmed Elmi.

Omar’s 2011-2016 trips to Somalia also raise questions about potential FARA violations, her funding sources, and the actual purpose of her visit with the Somali president and local business leaders. From her itinerary it is clear that these were expensive state functions that took place years before Ilhan was elected to Congress. So who exactly paid for these visits? And why did the Somali president “requested her presence” at his villa? Unless, of course, Omar was there on a crypto-Elmi family financial/political expedition or as a private US/Somali power broker for promoting the interests of a Jihadi terrorist sponsors like Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale.

Another good illustration for this steady stream of name/identity shell game and biographical revisionism is her famous ‘militia assassination’ story. This tale which forms the foundation of Ilhan’s Somalia fairytale escape narrative (and likely the basis for the US asylum application) details a traumatic night in Mogadishu when her family’s secure compound was attacked by an unknown rebel militia who tried to “assassinate” her entire family.

The following are two versions of this story as told by Omar in 2016. The first version is from her interview with Cory Zurowski from CityPages News. The second version—which she told a month later—is from an Omar propaganda featurette that was produced by Daniel Cummings.

1. Ilhan Omar’s Improbable Journey from Refugee Camp to Minnesota Legislature
CityPages News – Published 26 October, 2016

“Nighttime fell as about 20 people milled about the compound in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Bad noises outside announced unwelcome visitors. Men with big guns demanded to be let in. The group tried to bust down the front door, but it was unbreakable. Omar and her family fell to the floor moments before the militiamen let go a staccato of gunfire. Once they were satisfied with the evening’s damage, the attackers left.

Everyone survived. Omar hasn’t forgotten the sight of bullet pockmarks in the building’s cinderblock walls.

Shellshock turned to grief for Omar’s grandpa. “That was a hard realization for my grandfather, that our family was no longer welcome,” she says. “Even after the attack, he struggled with this new reality.”

Days later, they put their familiar world in the rearview mirror. They split into groups, 20 people in total fleeing. Omar’s headed for the coast where Abukar [grandfather] had connections. Alongside her father, she hopped a plane for Kenya.”

2. Ilhan Omar and The New American Dream
Movie Featurette – Published 15 November, 2016

[Go to 55:14 in the recording for the description below]

“Think my earliest memory of when the war actually felt real was waking up you know midnight… to militiaman surrounding our house. My aunt and older sister having a conversation through the window, sort of a negotiation with them because these were classmates of theirs, umm… and… and…and… negotiating them to sort of back down… and umm…and trying to break into our house and assassinate us.

We ended up surviving that night then my grandfather said that we like had to leave. We all left thinking that we’ll come back…that umm… you know in a few months the war would end, so we sort of fled I think like at 4 AM.

And walking through this… this…streets and actually, umm… walking over dead bodies and seeing debris and buildings that have fallen apart umm…sort of land marks of like hotels that you know, umm… that had movie theaters and all of this that we used to go by and… and… see that they no longer were standing tall…”

Both of these versions have major structural flaws. This includes discrepancies in the timeline, the sequence of events, the number of individuals involved, and the plot line. As can be seen from the table below, there are embellishment and missing elements in each version. For example, the claim that the militia opened fire at the house vs. that they retreated peacefully after the aunt and sister negotiated with them or that the militiaman were classmates of her aunt and or sister.


Plotline Details

Version 10/26/2016

Version 11/15/2016


20 men in the besieging militia




Compound located in Mogadishu




Militia located outside the compound




Militia surrounded the compound




Aunt & older sister talking to militia




Militia members classmates of aunt &sister




Men with big guns




Trying to bust down the door




Militia tried to assassinate them




The House door was unbreakable




Omar and her family fell to the ground




Militia opened fire at the house




Memory of bullet pockmarks on the wall




Family not welcome in Somalia




20 family members fleeing




Catching a flight to Kenya




Dead bodies & destroyed buildings




Grandfather said we had to leave



Table 1: A few variations in two versions of Ilhan Omar’s story about the Somali rebel militia storming the Omar compound in Mogadishu

Both versions of the story make little sense, especially the preposterous assertions Omar makes about the ‘magic door’ that could not be breached and how her family, consisting of 20 individuals (who weren’t connected to the brutal dictator Said Berra) managed on short notice to get hard currency, valid passports, visas, airline tickets, transportation to the airport, and a safe passage through multiple checkpoints controlled by Mohamed Farah Aideed’s militia to catch an international flight to Kenya.

Following this and many other Omar biographical dichotomies, I decided to examine her public statements regarding her family history. For any other US elected official, these types of gaping holes in a personal and family history would normally trigger a lynch mob of angry MSM investigative reporters. But as it has been already demonstrated, Congresswoman Omar seems to have managed to somehow acquire the ring of Gyges and will not answer questions on these subjects because she deems them too offensive and an invasion of her privacy.

Two Poor Somali Refugees
Image 6
: Two fake Somali refugees and their political affiliation with the regime of the Somali dictator Mohammed Siad Barre

So instead of hoping that someone will finally wake up and bring her in for questioning, I figured why not do the next best thing–take some of her video appearances and run them through a software based polygraph analysis.

The Evaluation Process
I wanted to conduct the evaluation in an impartial manner and eliminate the Christine Blasey Ford effect and the observer bias. To achieve this, I’ve only used movies of Omar that had her speaking clearly and audibly and featured a close-up view of her face at a sufficient resolution. This was important for facial feature extraction. I also automated the image optimization and evaluation process.

In assembling the virtual polygraph system, I used several AI tools to perform the speech and facial expression evaluation. For the facial and speech analytics I used:

For the speech analysis I used several algorithms to identify conversational dynamics and the detection of deceit through functions and patterns such as:

  • Usage of filler words like “Umm”, “and”,  Like”
  • Cut out contractions such as using “did not” rather than “didn’t
  • Increase/decrease in speech speed, pitch, and tone
  • Pausing frequently
  • Prolonging word vocalization (could be an indication of buying time)
  • Repeating or rephrasing questions
  • Stuttering
  • Voice pitch changes
  • Indications of distress

I calibrated the facial expression engine and established a baseline using several hours of Omar’s speeches on a variety of ‘neutral’ subjects. I then established her ‘truth’ baseline using factual statements (i.e. statement known to be true). I also supplemented her baseline facial expressions with catalogue of over 230 combinations of her customized Microexpression.

Following the creation of a unique database of her facial expressions, I proceeded with the ML training using her unique data sets. The whole training process took about 32 hours.

After the training was completed, I fed several movies into the engine and evaluated the accuracy of the system performance in terms of false detection and missed detection using a manual ground truth evaluation. During that evaluation, I examined several hundred individual video frames, correlating them to what Omar was saying and the AI detections of her face expression.

The results of the ground truth confirmed the accuracy of the training data and the precision of the speech and facial expression algorithms.

Ilhan Omar Sample Analysis
Image 7:
Sample of the facial analysis results for one video frame out of about 120K frames analyzed.

Ilhan Omar Interview Facial Set
Image 8
: Sample of a few of the over 4000 frames analyzed from the ‘Militia Assassination’ sequence

Image 9:
Sample of a few of Omar’s Microexpressions such as contempt

Blinking and soothing
Image 10
: Sample images showing rapid eye flickering and fidgeting (soothing behavior) correlated to the ‘Militia Assassination’ sequence

Ilhan Omar High Res
Image 11
: Sample of an image that has gone through the optimization and enhancement process prior to using it in facial analysis

Analysis Results
The textual analysis shows that when Omar is talking about the gray parts of her biography her first person singular pronouns decrease, her negative emotion words increase, and her complex word choice decrease. This is most likely attributed to an increased cognitive overload that is associated with creative thinking. She also uses many more action verbs then average in these segments which suggests that she want’s to keep the story moving and discourage a challenge on the part of the listener.

The speech and facial sentiment analysis strongly suggests that Omar was deceitful when discussing her family Mogadishu history. She exhibited all of the typical facial and body mechanics indicators for dishonesty including:

  • Stresses
  • Evasiveness
  • Contempt
  • Nervousness
  • Suspicion
  • Fear
  • Disgust

Omar’s analytic ‘lie’ score consistently exceeds her ‘truth’ baseline by 30%-80%. Her patterns also exhibit many indications of a compulsive fibber. She is a a great storyteller; her tales tend to be very detailed and colorful and she seems very animated. She is a natural performer, she is eloquent, and she knows how to successfully engage her audience. When providing historical information about her family, she never does so matter-of-factly (the way most people retell their family histories). Rather, Omar’s narrative is always custom packaged, epic, and geared at acquiring the listener’s admiration and sympathy.

The following are a few examples that suggest that she could be either a pathological liar or is working with well written PR scripts:

  • She often talks about experiences and accomplishments in which she and her family play heroic parts
  • She is often a victim (of physical violence) in her stories and is habitually looking for sympathy and protection
  • She is always brave, virtuous, better then her adversaries, and beyond reproach
  • Her stories tend to be very detailed but lack any verifiable data
  • She responds elaborately and quickly to questions but her responses are always vague and almost never answer the question
  • She has different versions of the same story and uses all of these versions at times
  • Confirmed facts about her and family don’t support her version of the events

Omar Sentiment ChartImage 12: Omar’s sentiment chart showing various emotional indicators when discussing the ‘Militia Assassination’ event

Omar habitually exhibits this pattern of evasiveness and embellishment in all of her narratives. For example, we know from multiple interviews that the count of her siblings changes and varies at any one time from 3-7. This begs the question of what her family’s real story is and why are they so reluctant to disclose it.

Omar is a naturalized US citizen with a very ambiguous/suspicious background that doesn’t seem to match her official biography. As a public figure and congresswoman, she has or will have access to sensitive and classified state secrets, as such, it may not be a bad idea for DHS and INS to run her record in order to eliminate any potential security breaches downstream. Anyone working for a three letter agency must go through a detailed background screening and a detailed character evaluation. Some even have to take periodic polygraph tests. There is no reason why a top lawmaker like Ilhan should be exempt. If her biographical details match her official story, then she should get the royal stamp of approval, If it doesn’t, then there should be full public disclosure of the discrepancies.

In 1995, when Ilhan was about 12, she finally got her wish and arrived to New York. While being driven to her new suburban home in Arlington Virginia she recalled the following memory:

“Staring out a car window, felt ripped off. This wasn’t the same country as the one showed to her on the INS orientation videos. Instead, it was a headache of car horns and homelessness, an eyesore of trash and graffiti.”

The Hirsi Omar Enterprise
Image 13
: Parts of the Hirsi Omar enterprise in Minnesota

Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett
Image 14: Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett her strategist at a CAIR event hosted by Hassan Shibly, Ilhan holding hands with Mynett, dinning out with him, and spending the night together while she is still married to Ahmed Hersi.

Ilhan Omar Payments to Tim Maynett
Image 15: Ilhan Omar’s 2018-19 financial records showing over $250K in payments to Tim Mynett’s E Street Group LLC for his fundraising and ‘consulting’ services.

Ilhan Omar Fine Italian Dinning with BF Ilhan Caffe Pinguini Confirmation
Image 16: March 23rd-24th 2019, Ilhan Omar (still married to Ahmed Hirsi ) and Tim Mynett holding hands and dinning at the Café Penguini Italian restaurant in Playa Del Ray.

Ilhan Omar On Cheating Ilhan Omar Discussion
Image 17: One of the image sources used to establish Ilhan Omar baseline of facial expressions associated with deceptive behavior. In this interview she denies her affair with Tim Nynett and separation from her husband Ahmed Hirsi (both have been confirmed as true)

Hassan Shibly Guns and CAIR
Image 18: Ilhan Omar and her friend Hassan Shibly, the CAIR-Florida Chief Executive Director. Shibly is the one who wrote Ilhan’s speech at the CAIR fund raiser in LA where she stated that “Some people did something”.  Shilby, senior CAIR executive (CAIR is a designated terrorist organization by the UAE) is also a habitual wife beater and is on the US Terror Watchlist.

From the size of the Omar financial enterprise, it seems that she was taking careful notes while watching the introduction INS movie about the freedom of religion and economic opportunities in America. Based on her sexual promiscuity It also looks like she has been binging on Dallas and Beverly Hills, 90210 style shows. It’s a shame, that she never got around to watch The Waltons.

References and Sourcing

Email exchange with Hassan Istiila

From: Hassan Istiila <>
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2019 5:54 AM
To: <Apelbaum>
Subject: Re: Question about one of your articles

Hey YA,

Thank you for reaching out, i left the Radio Dalsan a year ago so i don’t know why the images was being removed and i don’t have the images now.

Hassan Istiila

Former Editor, Former freelancer with News Agencies.
Blogger, social media trainer, media consultant, researcher and Human Rights Activist. 


On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 7:22 AM Y A <Apelbaum> wrote:

Hi Mr. Istiila,

I am writing an article on Ilhan Omar’s visits to Somalia in 2016 referencing your article below and was hoping that you can help me.

I’ve noticed that five images that came with the article were just recently removed. Would you be able to share these images?  Also, any reason why you identified her husband in the article as Ahmed Elmi instead of Ahmed Hirsi?

Best regards,



وَيْلٌ لِّكُلِّ أَفَّاكٍ أَثِيمٍ
A fake refugee hatched out a plan
And perched on it like a crafty hen:
This self-righteous adulteress whore,
Has made profession of this chore.

A congresswoman on a hate crusade
Should carefully watch her vile tirade:
Appreciate the kindness done to you,
forget not you owe your life to a Jew.

No matter how crafty a liar is
Allah is mightier than she is:
He raises up the righteous to a bliss,
And brings deceivers to their knees.

Copyright 2019 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

39 thoughts on “One Thousand and One Nights and Ilhan Omar’s Biographical Engineering

  1. Well done sir! I hope someone in the government is listening.Congress is so compromised and corrupt that they cannot be entrusted to police themselves or any other branch of the government. In effect we have no government, yet we find government everywhere, in our toilets ,our vaccines, schools, media .
    This needs to change.

    • Hi Hugh,

      I wouldn’t write off the Yankee fighting spirit yet…All of this has played out before over 240 years ago, then too, there was no reliable government, corrupt officials, back stabbing Tories, and a complacent media. If we learn anything from people like John Stark, William Prescott, Henry Dearborn, Daniel Morgan, and William Campbell who fought in some of the bloodies battles of the revolution and won against all odds, It is that you don’t have to wait for the government to act and be told what to do.

      It is reported that prior to the battle of Kings Mountain, William Campbell told his volunteer mountain man:

      “Don’t wait for the word of command. Let each one of you be your own officer and do the very best you can.”… “shout like Hell and fight like devils.”

      The historian Jack Kelly also phrased it beautifully:

      “The small, but decisive Kings Mountain victory could not be attributed to the American high command nor to any one leader. No general rode at the head of the army that accomplished it. Congress did not order or pay for it. It was like the rout of the redcoats at Concord five years earlier, a people’s victory, an amateur’s victory. The crude, spirited, hardy determined volunteers who crossed the mountains served, Washington said, ‘as proof of the spirit and resources of the country.”

  2. I read each one of your blog entries. All of them are very interesting with well researched discoveries.
    Thank you for that.
    What will it take to bring good people to their senses? USA is suffering from such juvenile vexations.
    Most of it of course reeks from the left and their thoughtless games. I certainly hope and pray that Trump wins a second term.
    When will the Obama administration be investigated for their crimes? That includes the Clintons and all of the rest. This is all so laughable and horrible at the same time.
    Again, thank you for your efforts

    • Thank you for your kind words.

      It does seem like the republic is under consent assault and that there is little hope in fixing the political machinery, but we should draw some comfort from the fact that all of this has already happened before on a much larger scale and that we prevailed.

      During the early stages of the revolutionary war, we didn’t have a functioning central government or an army. Large portions of the population were loyalists, personal freedom was under constant assault, property was seized on regular basis, and the frontier was subjected to constant raids by murderess war parties. It was the everyday citizenry lacking in pedigree from the small colonial villages and divine providence that helped turn the tide against the mighty British empire.

      Regardless of the ‘progressive ideology and the ‘dynastic and hereditary succession’ form of government that the MSM is selling these days, I think that there is something unique about the American DNA. When it comes to political decisions, the ‘average’ American citizen, as opposed to their European counterpart, uses common sense. This is probably one reason why our republic has endured and has never gone through the same turmoil that has been sweeping Europe since the 17th century.

      Or as Thomas Paine put it:

      “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”

  3. Hi Yaacov –

    We’re reporting on an analysis of your study done by PZ Myers (see this: https// Do you have any response to his charge that this is all garbage science?

    Additionally, could you shed some more light on this process: “After the training was completed, I fed several movies into the engine and evaluated the accuracy of the system performance in terms of false detection and missed detection using a manual ground truth evaluation.” We think we understand how you ‘trained’ the system to detect truth, but are a little uncertain how you trained it for “false detection.”

    Thanks in advance.

    • Dear Mr. Weiss,

      Thank you for reaching out. In reference to your request for my comment about the post titled “Cargo cult science in defense of right wing bias”.

      First, PZ Myers never reached out to me with any questions about my post. He just published his libelous piece. I also find the title of his publication offensive. For those of you who are not familiar with the phrase of “Cargo cult science”, it comes from Richard Fineman’s book Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! In it, he describes the concept as:

      “In the South Seas there is a cargo cult of people. During the war they saw airplanes land with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now. So they’ve arranged to make things like runways, to put fires along the sides of the runways, to make a wooden hut for a man to sit in, with two wooden pieces on his head like headphones and bars of bamboo sticking out like antennas–he’s the controller–and they wait for the airplanes to land. They’re doing everything right. The form is perfect. It looks exactly the way it looked before. But it doesn’t work. No airplanes land. So I call these things cargo cult science, because they follow all the apparent precepts and forms of scientific investigation, but they’re missing something essential, because the planes don’t land.”.

      I find it ironical that Mr. Myers, who styles himself as the high priest of science, never bothered to ask me about the details of the analysis before launching his polemic tirade disguised as scientific critique. But that is exactly what separates a scientist form crypto ideologue and literary hit man.

      Second, in regards to your question about ML training of the data set to identify “false detection”, that wasn’t needed for the data model. However, I did count the missed detection, false-true detection, and false-false detection as part of the ground truth to make sure that all these were factored into the statistical model. Ultimately, as you know, all detection are statistical probabilities, and as such, must be accounted for in the general population.

      The outlier set of detections (which indicated potential ‘lie’ conditions) were trained using video frames of higher probability of ‘evasive’ behavior. These were Omar’s response to questions such as: Has she seen her second husband since 2011? Does she know his whereabouts? What was her familial relationship with him? Did they attend North Dakota State University at the same time? Why were both of her husbands sharing the same home address at the same time? etc. Additionally, I’ve also used number of data fusion techniques to incorporate textual analysis (word usage patterns such as filler words) and voice analysis (infliction, speed, and pitch) with the video analytics.

      Omar’s language and semantic anomalies could not be attributed to English being her second language, as she does not exhibit any of these patterns in her extensive portfolio of speeches. She is also monologueing the narrative at a steady pace (almost mechanically), so there is little interview/interrogation style associated stress. You can listen to the recording in the post (go to 55:14) to get an example of the types of semantic and speech artifacts I describe above.

      Each analysis frame also contained scores for the following insights. The graph included in the post was cutoff at at about 40% to eliminate some of the noise.

      – Neutral Happy
      – Sad
      – Angry
      – Surprise
      – Scared
      – Disgusted
      – Contempt
      – Evasive
      – Stressed
      – Nervous
      – Suspicious
      – Relaxed

      Finally, Omar only seems to display the visual signs of distress/discomfort when asked specific questions that relate to her background and marriage. She is animated and cool in other interaction including when making passionate political statements.

      On a related subject, over the past few days I received several emails that requested technical details about our software platform and demands for an explanation of why it was used to analyze Ilhan Omar. These emails (see one thread at the end of this response) also coincided with an increase in social media chatter about my post in a number of progressive sites. Which led me to believe that this was probably a coordinated effort. So, just for my own curiosity, I decided to performed a quick trace on one of the individuals behind these emails (using his IP address as an entry point) and this is what I found:

      Email Thread

      —–Original Message—–
      Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:43 AM
      Subject: Re: Question about Kyle Lawlor contacting XRVision


      Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Kyle has not been in our employ for more than a year, and has not been asked by us to perform any duties, to investigate XRVision or otherwise.

      I suspect you are correct, that his request is borne from some interests outside of the technical realm.


      I wish you well in your endeavors!


      —–Original Message—–
      Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 4:19 AM
      To: '' ; ''
      Cc: ''
      Subject: Question about Kyle Lawlor contacting XRVision

      Hi Magnus/Edward,

      We have been contacted by Kyle Lawlor (see threads below) who claims that he is representing Basic6 in doing due diligence about our company for the purpose of purchasing our software.

      Are you aware of this activity? From his questions, it looks like his doing some form of social activism and reconnaissance. Did you instruct him to collect the market and product intelligence about XRVision surreptitiously?

      Please advise,


      —–Original Message—–
      From: Kyle Lawlor
      Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 1:13 AM
      Subject: Re: XR Vision availability

      Oh, I just thought it would be easier to use your software to tell if they were untrustworthy.

      It's very impressive! The link I found to the article with the software demo doesn't work anymore, but I took some screenshots. Does it really work? Or did the gateway pundit just run story using a doctored image of your software, with your logo on it, tweet it out, then delete it, but not before a lot of people noticed and took screenshots too. I wonder how the gateway pundit knew about it, or get a screenshot of the UI anyway? Pretty weird!
      Anyway, if it's real let me know. It seems very useful.

      SysAdmin – DevOps

      On July 21, 2019 at 10:43 PM, wrote:

      Hi Kyle,

      I'm not sure I understand what are the use cases that you are trying to solve with our platform. Why not just interview your candidates using traditional methods like face to face conversation, references, and a background check?


      —–Original Message—–
      From: Kyle Lawlor
      Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:26 PM
      Subject: XR Vision availability


      Your product seems extremely useful. Is it something I could have up and running within a few weeks? The digital polygraph abilities are especially of interest. We'd like to use it in some engineering candidate interviews. I work in a startup in Westport, CT and we'd love to try it out, as our work is quite sensitive—we're making hardware and software for digital light communication and the other entities working in this sector are very large, which obviously is a reason for extra caution while IP registrations are still pending. As a start up as well, you can probably relate!

      We just finished a capital raise and serendipitously I saw a demonstration of your products capabilities online shortly after. I shared it with the CTO and CEO, and they are onboard 100%.

      Hope you’ll get in touch soon! If you think this is a good use case, I’ll connect you to the CEO and CTO, and we can hopefully execute quickly.

      Kyle Lawlor
      SysAdmin – DevOps

      • Yaacov –

        Thank you so much for your reply. We’ve updated our original blog post to reflect it.

        As you can see, we’re rather narrowly focused and interested only in tabulating PZ Myers’s falsehoods and our second question was geared toward determining whether or not he told another lie in his analysis of your platform.

        Thank you again and good luck.

      • You may want to check out the linkage to one of his associates in the body of my response. I got large number of concurrent hits from several what appears to be ‘social justice activists’, so it looks like this was a well coordinated effort.

  4. Yaacov Apelbaum, Hi, I’ve been reading your essays since the one that drew so much attention (linking all of the people in the “coup” against President Trump. I came here today to go through the pictures and links again wishing :) I could find a picture of Robert Mueller and Glenn Simpson at a cocktail party together. This started because of a conversation on justoneminute blog about Mueller’s testimony yesterday. One of the guys posted this:

    So…based on yesterday’s performance is Big Bad Bob:

    a) a doddering old fool shuffling off into his senescence?
    b) a sly manipulative wily old vet of the DC swamp rope-a-doping all of us?
    c) a guilt-ridden soul searching for atonement?

    I had decided yesterday morning that Mueller was simply being careful not to be caught in a lie, thus avoiding a perjury charge.

    Anyway, I had already read this column about Ilhan Omar so I stopped and read the comments (I’m always interested in how people view things) and was surprised, though I shouldn’t have been, that you attracted all sorts of social media chatter, and perhaps unwanted attention. I don’t have the vocabulary to express what I’m feeling — I started to say ‘I’m sorry that it happened’, but sorry is the wrong word, I think. I guess I just wanted you to know that I appreciate the work you did on this column, and especially the earlier one I mentioned above.

    Best regards,

    • Hi Joan,

      Thank you for your kind words .

      Regarding an image of Muller and Glen, unfortunately, I don’t have such an image, but you can probably locate it and other images like it through a number of media archives. Look for any activity related to social/professional events in DC that were hosted by law/consulting firms like GIR, Baker McKenzie, and others. These organization are the ones that always pay for the liqueur and entertainment and use the photo ops to promote their business. Mary Jacoby used to be involved in a lot of these events and Glenn was always nearby trying to generate business and collect Intel.

      Regarding your a-b-c options, I’ll go with a solid b. Mueller was using common counter interrogation methods of wasting time and feigning confusion. He knew that the entire Q&A session was on a tight clock, so he kept on asking them to repeat their questions, cite their specific references in the report, endlessly page though the stack of papers without looking/reading any specific paragraphs, etc. All classic wear down the interrogator technique.

      As far as the getting the progressive mob treatment, I’ll defer to Joshua 1:9

      “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened or dismayed: for the LORD thy G-d is with you wherever you go.”

  5. Thanks for taking the time and writing such a comprehensive analysis of Omar and her team and detailing the ideology that drives them. It’s incredible that you can’t find any of this material on main stream media sites.

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