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You’ll Never Believe Where Saba Ahmed Showed Up

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On Monday, June 16, the Washington DC press got a glimpse of Saba Ahmed, and were all too eager to provide her the platform she craves. Conservatives in the Pacific Northwest are quite familiar with her tactics to distort and twist conservative messages, but she’s found new fertile ground as she’s relocated. Given the headlines she’s generated, it’s instructive to take a look back at her actions over the years.

Saba Ahmed now represents Washington, DC at a Republican Women's forum.

Saba Ahmed now represents Washington, DC at a Republican Women’s forum.

It came as little surprise to us that she made herself the story again, this time having relocated to Washington DC and causing a stir at an event at Heritage (which was not actually sponsored by Heritage, but that’s the story that the mainstream media wants to push):

Then Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, stood in the back of the room and asked a question in a soft voice. “We portray Islam and all Muslims as bad, but there’s 1.8 billion followers of Islam,” she told them. “We have 8 million-plus Muslim Americans in this country and I don’t see them represented here.”

Oregon Tea Party members recognize Saba Ahmed from her many appearances at Occupy Portland rallies, as well as attempts to crash Tea Party rallies. In fact, she was busted fabricating death threats from Tea Party members that caused her to cancel a non-existent event for local Muslims. Naturally, the local press were all to eager to give only her side of the story.

This incident was around the same time that she was making two runs for a Congressional seat – first as a Democrat, and then as a Republican.

Interestingly, her age seems to be in question – she told a local reporter that she was 26, but the voter’s guide listed her at 29 in the same election. This erratic behavior is nothing new, however. As noted by the blog Thoughts From A Conservative Mom (whose author also contributes here at 54° 40′ Or Fight!),

Ahmed has a documented history of mental illness and a habit of stalking conservative and Republican web pages and meetings.  After Osama Bin Laden’s death in May, Ahmed claimed she had to cancel a fictitious rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square (which she never advertised or got a permit for), falsely asserting that she had received threats on the Oregon Tea Party Facebook page.

A cursory search of the internet shows that Saba Ahmed has been arrested several times, and has had at least one visit to a psychiatric hospital.

A local report on her 2011 Congressional run included several details:

Ahmed, who previously worked at Intel and says she is studying for an MBA and for a law degree, is unusual in several ways.

In 2004, at the age of 19, she graduated with a double major in electrical engineering and physics at Portland State University.  She’s been active in Democratic volunteer circles in recent years, participated in a pair of programs to train women to run for political office and did internships for then-Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.

She has also been frequently interviewed as a friend of the family of Mohamed  Mohamud, the Somali-American teenager accused of attempting to bomb a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland last year.

In January, Ahmed was featured in local news reports after her family reported her missing.  They told police that she had been diagnosed with a mental disorder and had disappeared sometime during the process of checking herself into Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Ahmed said in an interview this week that she had not been diagnosed with a mental disorder and that it stemmed from a dispute with her family.  My questions apparently prompted her to write a long blog post describing what happened.  It’s a complicated tale that she said involves a potential romantic involvement in Florida, an unfair arrest for stalking in that state and being trapped in the home of another man there who had two wives.

Saba Ahmed has garnered attention for being friends with Mohammed Osman Mohamud, the Portland Christmas Tree Bomber – so much so that she was removed from his court hearing when the judge charged her with contempt. She is also a 9-11 truther who believes that the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, PA was staged.

She tends to seek out any opportunity to get in front of microphones and cameras to undermine conservative causes and messages. She has been removed from many Republican events in Oregon as well as Tea Party rallies, and most conservatives recognize her as unwelcome due to her ulterior motives.

So it’s no surprise that when one door closes, she seeks other avenues to project her message – like, for instance, Occupy Portland:

Between her shifting loyalties, her unfamiliarity with the truth, her mental instability and her ever evolving narrative, it would behoove conservatives everywhere not to respond to Saba Ahmed and her demands for attention.

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