FBI, police investigating threatening graffiti about U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are looking into threatening graffiti directed at U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar that was written in the bathroom of a gas station in Rogers, Minnesota. 

The congresswoman tweeted a screenshot of an Instagram post with a photo showing the words, “Assassinate Ilhan Omar,” allegedly written in the men’s restroom at a Holiday Store. 

Interim Rogers Police Chief Jason Foster said the department received a report about the graffiti Friday night. They have since forwarded the case to the FBI. An FBI spokesperson confirmed the agency is looking into the threatening graffiti. 

Omar faced renewed criticism Friday for remarks she made about Israel that some deemed anti-Semitic. That same day, a photo surfaced of a controversial poster displayed in the West Virginia Capitol that showed a photo of Omar below a photo of the burning World Trade Center towers on 9/11. 

At a news conference Monday, Gov. Tim Walz responded to Omar’s latest controversial comment as well as the Islamophobia against her, calling both “unwarranted.”