Dec. 07, 2016 06:13PM EST
The first Somali-American elected to state office describes a frightening instance of islamophobia after a meeting at the White House.
We've been following Ilhan Omar's path to becoming the first Somali-American elected to state office. Read "The Ilhan Omar Effect" here.
<p>But in America today even elected politicians cannot escape Islamophobic threats and harassment. After visiting the White House no less.</p><p>Omar took to Facebook, Wednesday, to describe being threatened in a DC taxi.</p><p>Read below:</p><p></p><p>The post reads:</p><p></p><blockquote>I spent yesterday afternoon at the White House, learning about policy ideas states could implement in the areas I am passionate about. On my way to our hotel, I got in a cab and became subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced. The cab driver called me ISIS and threatened to remove my hijab, I wasn't really sure how this encounter would end as I attempted to rush out of his cab and retrieve my belongs. I am still shaken by this incident and can't wrap my head around how bold being are becoming in displaying their hate towards Muslims. I pray for his humanity and for all those who harbor hate in their hearts.</blockquote>
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