Ilhan Omar wants judge to show ‘compassion’ to Steuben County man who threatened to kill her

Rep. Ilhan Omar has a request for the judge deciding the punishment of a man who threatened to kill her: “Show compassion in your sentencing.

“The Minnesota Democrat on Tuesday called for restraint in the upcoming judgment of Patrick W. Carlineo Jr., 55, of Addison, New York, who sent her a death threat because of her Muslim faith, according to a criminal complaint and accompanying affidavit.

“We must teach the defendant love,” Omar wrote in a letter to New York federal Judge Frank Geraci that she tweeted on Tuesday. “For this reason, I do not believe the defendant would be served by a severe prison sentence or substantial financial fine and ask you to show compassion in your sentencing.”

During a call to Omar’s office in March, an individual who identified himself as Pat Carlineo said to a staff member: “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she’s an (expletive) terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull,” according to the affidavit. Omar’s office referred the threat to the US Capitol Police, which began an investigation with the FBI.

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