MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar announced Monday night that her father, Nur Omar Mohamed, has passed away from complications of COVID-19. He was 67 years old.
Here is her full statement, which begins with a Quranic quote, first written in Arabic:READ MORE: 1 Dead, 4 Injured In Andover Crash
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ”
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’cuunREAD MORE: Richfield Police Seek Help After Thief Steals Car With Owner's Dog Inside
Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return.
It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away today due to complications from COVID-19. No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him. My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time.
She shared a photo of herself with her father last January, as she arrived in Washington to serve in Congress.MORE NEWS: 39-Year-Old Man Dies In Central Minnesota Rollover Crash
The two had arrived in Washington 23 years earlier from a refugee camp in Kenya.