Video: Fox News Host Laura Ingraham's Guest Calls Rep. Ilhan Omar 'A Failed American Experiment'

A guest on Fox News host Laura Ingraham's show on Wednesday night branded Rep. Ilhan Omar a "failed American experiment," the latest shot fired in a barrage of attacks by conservatives against the progressive Minnesota Democrat.

The comment was made as supporters of President Donald Trump chanted "send her back" at his rally in North Carolina in reference to Omar, who fled war-torn Somalia as a young child to seek refuge in America, and his racist tweet urging her to "go back."

Omar is a controversial figure. But many attacks on her have gone beyond ordinary political criticism for her beliefs and are hateful vitriol targeted at her ethnicity, religion, and past refugee status, with Trump the most prominent of all those to make racist comments.

Ingraham spoke on her show about the reaction to Trump's tweet in which he told Omar and three other nonwhite progressive Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

All four women are American citizens and Omar is the only one who was born outside of the U.S. Ingraham accused Trump's critics of using the "race card" and asked her guest Shireen Qudosi, a self-described Muslim reformer: "How long before the race card loses all meaning?"

Qudosi said: "So, these are women who are pushing Muslims like myself into an ideological concentration camp where we don't want to be. When we look at solutions for radicalization, Ilhan Omar is a failed American experiment. She should have been integrated a lot more."

When Qudosi said that Omar is "not American," Ingraham pointed out that the congresswoman is U.S. citizen. "She's an American citizen but she does not share the American values," Qudosi replied.

"And so if we're looking at what does it mean to be American, it means to love this country, to have patriotism, to support excellence, and to disavow terror ideologies, and if she can't do that, that's a problem. When we look at her Somali community, there's a question of how did that Somali community fail to integrate, and I think we failed her."

Qudosi had tweeted in support of President Trump's original remarks telling Omar and the others to "go back."

She wrote: "I came to America as a Muslim immigrant, now a proud American citizen. I stand in full support w/ our president. If they hate America so much, there are 194 other countries to choose from. No one is stopping Ilhan Omar from going back to the s***hole country she came from."

Laura Ingraham guest says @IlhanMN "is a failed American experiment...she's not American"

— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) July 18, 2019

Last week, Tucker Carlson on his own Fox News show said that Omar, who is critical of what she says is America's systemic racism and its white supremacist institutions, is "living proof" that immigration is "dangerous to this country."

"A system designed to strengthen America is instead undermining it. Some of the very people we try hardest to help have come to hate us passionately," Carlson said.

He also said: "Probably no person in this country has benefited more from American generosity than Ilhan Omar. Instead of being grateful, though, she's bitter. She hates this country. It says a lot about our current immigration system."

At a recent Netroots Nation event, Omar, who has faced death threats, noted that she is often accused of anti-Americanism because she criticizes the U.S.

"I believe as an immigrant I probably love this country more than anyone who is naturally born," Omar said, adding that she is "ashamed" of the "hypocrisy" because America is not living up to its values.

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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listen during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen, saying if they're not happy in the United States "they can leave." Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images