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    While the photo featured in the meme appears to be authentic, it was taken at a military training camp in Somalia several years before Ilhan Omar was born.

    US President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani ended up getting flak online after sharing a meme alleging that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was spotted at a terrorist training camp.

    The meme in question, which was debunked by fact-checker PolitiFact last year, features a black-and-white photo of a woman holding a gun, with the following caption: "Here is your precious Muslim congresswoman at a Al’ Qaida training camp in Somalia".

    Said photo, however, while being authentic, was taken at a military training campus in Somalia in 1978, some three years before Omar was born, as the fact-checker noted.

    "Can we get rest of this picture?" Giuliani inquired while sharing the aforementioned meme with his sizeable Twitter audience.

    And while Giuliani's tweet has apparently since been deleted, a number of social media users proceeded to criticize and mock him over this move.

    ​In March 2019, Giuliani also shared what the Independent described as a "misleading video clip" featuring Omar, with the caption alleging that the congresswoman "admits to taking terrorism classes".

    ​As the newspaper points out, however, Omar "studied political science and international relations at North Dakota State University" and "has discussed a class she took at the school in which students learned about the 'ideology' of terrorism".

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