Washington (SD) – A spokesman for the US House of Representative Ilhan Omar, confirmed that the Somali born politician married her strategies Tim Mynett.
Ilhan recently posted a photo of herself and her new husband, Tim Mynett, on her Instagram page, writing: “Got married! From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed. Alhamdulillah”
After an intense debate and criticism from some Somalis, accusing her of marrying a non-Muslim, Ilhan Omar’s spokesman Jeremy Slevin told the BBC that Tim Mynett had converted to Islam.
“I assure you that they were married in accordance with Islamic law and that Ilhan’s husband converted to Islam,” Jeremy said.
Jeremy declined to share with the BBC Ilhan Omar’s new husband’s Islamic name and when he converted to Islam.
Both Ilhan and Tim denied having a personal relationship when reporters asked them, they were both married at the time.