Ilhan’s Omar’s ex-husband and alleged brother is a British fashionista who frequents glamorous catwalks and nightclubs.
Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is at the center of a bigamy row which was reignited by President Donald Trump yesterday on the White House lawn.
Trump repeated the accusation that the Democrat Congresswoman’s second marriage was to her sibling after calling her a raging anti-Semite, a socialist and inviting her to go back to where she came from.
Today Omar’s ex-husband posted a video of the beach at Nyali Resort in Mombasa, Kenya.
Ahmed Nur Said Elmi posing with a friend at a music festival in August 2018 – Ilhan Omar’s ex-husband and alleged brother leads a life of luxury in London
A social media post from Omar’s second husband taken in New York in 2017 purporting to be at the Trump Tower
Omar’s second husband in this social media post on Instagram at Heaven – ‘The World’s Most Famous Gay Nightclub’ according to its website
His Instagram profile shows off an enviable lifestyle attending fashion shows, clubs, five-star hotels and music festivals.
Elmi is a freelance copywriter and fashionista who has written adverts for Valentino handbags, No7 and L’Oreal cosmetics.
One photo he posted on Instagram shows him in bed with two women at The Ned Hotel in London which is a haunt loved by celebrities.
Timeline of Omar’s two marriages:
Marries Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi in a shariah law ceremony. Not accompanied by marriage certificate.
Two children together.
Omar separates from Hirsi in accordance with sharia law after reaching ‘an impasse in our life together.’
Marries Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a British citizen of Somali descent, at Minnesota registry.
Documents appear to show she was still living with Hirsi.
Elmi, Hirsi and Omar all reportedly living in Fargo where she and her second husband are studying at North Dakota State University.
Omar and Elmi have shariah divorce and he moves back to London.
Omar and Hirsi are reconciled.
Omar and first husband have a third child.
Omar and second husband Elmi obtain a legal divorce.
Omar and Hirsi are legally married.
He has also written for Esquire magazine – one article about the Reading and Leeds music festivals and another about Parkland, a film starring Zac Efron.
He attended Middlesex University’s film school and the North Dakota State University, according to his Linkedin profile.
As the story broke all of Elmi’s social media accounts rapidly shutdown.
A controversial photo first appeared on a Somali forum in 2016 that made the claim that she was in a fraternal marriage. It was taken in London according to the Instagram caption.
The post says: ‘He (Omar’s second husband) arrived in the United States in 2008. As soon as Ilhan Omar married him he started university at her alma mater North Dakota State University where he graduated in 2012.
‘Shortly thereafter he moved to Minneapolis where he was living in a public housing complex and later evicted. He then returned to the United Kingdom where he now lives.’
Her conjugal arrangements are baffling in large part because she has failed to fully explain an apparent overlap in her unions to Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi (her first and current husband) and Elmi (her second and ex-husband).
‘Well there’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother,’ Trump said on the White House lawn. ‘I know nothing about it, I hear that she was married to her brother … I don’t know but I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that.’
When she married her second husband, a British national who had just arrived in the U.S., legal documents appear to show she was still living with her first husband.
And the trio all reportedly went off to live together in Fargo while Omar and her second husband were studying at the University of North Dakota.
‘Bruce Jenner shorts are the new black!’ Ilhan Omar’s second husband captioned this picture (left) and another in similar attire at home in London
Her second husband Ahmed Nur Said Elmi shared this photo yesterday using the trending FaceApp – Elmi suggested the picture had looked like Angelina Jolie
A social media post taken a few month’s ago by Omar’s second husband, simply captioned: ‘Mood’
Ilhan Omar’s second husband posing with a friend in London, captioned ‘Fashion Week larks’ during London’s fashion week
It also appears that Omar’s father Nur Said Elmi Mohamed has the same name as her second husband’s father. He attended Arlington Senior High School in Minnesota and multiple former classmates say that is also the name of his father.
She has furiously dismissed claims she married her brother as ‘baseless, absurd rumors’ and accused journalists of Islamophobia.
However, she has remained evasive on the details surrounding her marriages and a campaign email obtained by the Spectator from her spokesman Ben Goldfarb shows his frustration in trying to get her out of a hole.
‘Having no [sic] tried to write a statement multiple times that says, ‘I’m not legally married to two people but I am legally married to one and culturally married to another’, I think it’s impossible.’ Goldfarb writes.
Social media posts from Omar’s second husband Ahmed Nur Said Elmi – it is not known how she met the British citizen
A social media post from 2017 shows Omar’s second husband at The Ned, a five-star hotel and luxurious spa club in central London
She says she married Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi in 2002 in a shariah ceremony. No marriage certificate was signed and after having two children they divorced in 2008.
Within a year she had married a British-Somalian, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, in a suburban Minnesota registry.
A picture taken by Omar’s second husband while living in Stratford in east London
The clinical ceremony – in contrast to her previous shariah wedding – was conducted by a Christian minister Wilecia Harris. This would seem at odds with Omar’s proud faith tradition.
According to Omar, her second husband went back to the UK in 2011 after another Islamic divorce and the following year she had a third child with her first husband.
Omar has refused to comment on when and how she met the British citizen or how they became married so soon after her separation from Hirsi.
The Congresswoman has claimed that she married Elmi after she and Hirsi reached ‘an impasse in our life together.’
However, this appears to be rubbished by legal documents uncovered by the Washington Examiner which show she was still living with her first husband.
Public records show that Omar was living with Hirsi at a home in the Cedar Riverside area of Minneapolis in 2009 – the year she wed her second husband and two years before she says she re-united with Hirsi.
Furthermore, the Spectator report Omar’s first husband went to live with the pair in Fargo where she and her new husband were studying at North Dakota State University.
Her second husband moved back to London after they had a shariah divorce in 2011, according to Omar.
Elmi with a friend in 2015, the image is captioned: ‘Mili Vannilli meets Marc Almond’
Ilhan Omar’s second husband Elmi on the back of a scooter in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014
A photograph taken at the Bazaar and Esquire offices in 2013, simply captioned ‘work’
However, social media posts circulating on Alpha News appear to show that he had remained in Minnesota into late 2012.
That year she had her third child with her first husband and they were re-united in another Islamic wedding.
The explosive claims were blown wide open during a Minnesota Campaign and Public Disclosure Board investigation into her campaign finances which revealed in 2014 and 2015 she filed tax returns with her husband as Hirsi, while she was legally married to Elmi.
She did not legally divorce Elmi until 2017. She legally married Hirsi early in 2018, just one month after divorcing her second husband.
She claims the reason for her belated divorce was because she was unable to get in contact with him after he returned to the UK.
However, social media postings uncovered by the Spectator appear to show she was in contact with her second husband and she had visited London in 2014.
In posts which were screen-grabbed from the Somalian forum where the rumor appears to have started, Omar is seen posing with Elmi in the British capital.
Not only that, but others have claimed that her first husband can also be seen with the group in London.