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Did U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Propose Nationwide Ban on 'Unhealthy and Immoral' Bacon?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Published Aug 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a panel discussion during the Muslim Collective For Equitable Democracy Conference and Presidential Forum at the The National Housing Center July 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. As a member of a group of four freshman Democratic women of color, known informally as 'The Squad,' Omar has been targeted by President Donald Trump with controversial Tweets during the last week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Claim:
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a nationwide ban on "unhealthy and immoral" bacon.

On April 9, 2019, the website Daily World Update published an article positing that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who is a practicing Muslim, had proposed a nationwide ban on bacon:

Newly elected Congresswoman Ihlan Omar has proposed a nationwide ban on something … unheard of. Bacon. The pork product bagel sandwiches are built on. The staple of the American soldier, and the most recognizable smell at Shoney’s breakfast buffet.

Ihlan Omar wants to take your bacon away. She says it’s for our own good; that our health depends on it. She also says the way we keep and slaughter pigs is immoral and needs to be addressed. Unfortunately, we know that this is just another case of Musslamic Shakira Law in action. The Quaran says:

“Only the American Infidel Eats Bacon, and he Shall Pay the Ultimate Price Before Allahu.”

That sounds like a threat, doesn’t it? It says that. I swear.

This item was not a factual recounting of real-life events. The article originated from an online publication that is part of a network of websites and social media accounts (America's Last Line of Defense) whose content is self-described as humorous or satirical in nature:

"Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical."

Sources

Daily World Update.  "Ihlan Omar Proposes Nationwide Ban on ‘Unhealthy and Immoral’ Bacon."    9 April 2019.

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