Ilhan Omar’s daughter, Isra Hirsi, boasted about being so ‘hyper-woke,’ pals call her ‘the PC Police’ (2024)

The daughter of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar— kicked out of her college dorm at prestigious $90,000-per-year Barnard last week following her arrest for protesting against Israel — has previously boasted of her pride in being “hyper-woke”.

During a Ted Talk in February 2020, Isra Hirsi, 21, told the audience she had become known as “token activist, the politically correct (PC) police, and the angry black girl” for “always” speaking up against “something offensive or problematic”. “

“I would say something all the time and kids in my classes used to get super annoyed at me pointing out everything even if it was slightly sexist…but I was proud of it,” she said during the talk she titled “the angry black girl”.


“Eventually people got really annoyed of me being hyper-woke.

“The titles kept coming in and I really claimed the title of being ‘the PC Police’.”

Hirsi, a member of the anti-Israel student group Columbia University Apartheid Divest (CUAD), said she wanted to “use the hyper-woke part of my personality to do some real change”.

“So I joined everything: climate stuff, gun violence prevention,” she explained.

“I felt like I had to and because it also became my brand. I would call out injustices. When you join so many white-dominated groups you feel really alienated.”

Antisemitism controversy at Columbia University: Key events

  • Columbia University president Minouche Shafikwas accused of “gross negligence” while testifying before Congress.Shafik refused to say if the phrase “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” is antisemitic.
  • More than 100 Columbia professors signed a letter defending students who support the “military action” by Hamas.
  • Antisemitic posters depicting Israel as a skunk appeared on campus — which experts liken to a propaganda poster used by the Nazis in World War II.
  • Radical anti-Israel activists Charlotte Kates and Khaled Barakat told Columbia students a two-hour tirade, “There is nothing wrong with being a fighter in Hamas” in a seminar called “Resistance 101″ — weeks before the campus exploded in pro-Palestinian protests.
  • Columbia students erected 60 tents on campus to demand that the university divest from Israel.
  • More than 100 other protesters were arrested after Shafik announced the campus’s closure.
  • Israel-born professor Shai Davidai was barred from campus after he attempted to lead a pro-Jewish rally.
  • Every New York House GOP lawmaker demanded that Shafik resign immediately.
  • Columbia University’s Jewish Alumni Association also called for Shafik’s resignation.

Hirsi didn’t immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

Hirsi was one of more than 100 anti-Israel protesters arrested by New York police on the campus of Columbia University last Thursday for refusing to clear out from a tent encampment on the Ivy League school’s campus.


Hirsi said she was held in custody for roughly eight hours, then complained about not getting support from her Barnard, which informed her she had been suspended the same day.

“I was a little bit frantic, like, where am I going to sleep? Where am I gonna go?” shetold Teen Vogueafter learning she’d been evicted from campus housing and banned from using the dining hall.

“And also all of my s—t is thrown in a random lot. It’s pretty horrible.”

Follow The Post’s coverage of the anti-Israel protests at Columbia University:

  • Pro-terror radical launched 2-hour anti-Israel tirade at Columbia University event weeks before protests exploded: ‘Nothing wrong with being a Hamas fighter’
  • Anti-Israel protesters urge others to break into ‘platoons’ as Columbia University extends deadline for them to leave
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson demands ‘very weak, inept’ Columbia prez Minouche Shafik resign ahead of campus visit
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik demands federal funds for Columbia University be revoked in wake of anti-Israel protests

The disgraced student appears to still have the unwavering supporte of her Democratic “squad” member mom, who posted she is ” enormously proud” of her daughter.

In a statement on Sunday, CUAD distanced itself from what it said were “media distractions focusing on inflammatory individuals who do not represent us”.

“Our members have been misidentified by a politically-motivated mob,” the CUAD statement said.


“We have been doxxed in the press, arrested by the NYPD [New York Police Department], and locked out of our homes by the university.

“We have knowingly put ourselves in danger because we can no longer be complicit in Columbia funnelling our tuition dollars and grant funding into companies that profit from death.”

The group is seeking to get the university to divest stocks, funds and endowments from companies which invest in Israel, including Caterpillar, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Elbit Systems, Mekorot, Hapoalim, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.

Ilhan Omar’s daughter, Isra Hirsi, boasted about being so ‘hyper-woke,’ pals call her ‘the PC Police’ (2024)


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