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First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by WisdomFlakes: 10:23am On Nov 07
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/11/first-two-muslim-women-elected-to-us-congress/

NOVEMBER 7, 2018

Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar both made history Tuesday by winning their elections and becoming the first Muslim women to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

Tlaib won the congressional seat for Michigan’s 13th district after former Representative John Conyers abruptly stepped down following sexual harassment allegations, leaving the seat vacant.

The Palestinian-American Muslim ran under the Democratic Party, having previously served six years in the state legislature. With no Republican opponent, Tlaib defeated Etta Wilcoxon of the Green Party and Sam Johnson of the Working Class Party.

“Why am I running? Because this is about electing the jury to impeach @POTUS and I will make a heck of juror,” Tlaib said in a tweet aimed at U.S. President Donald Trump.

Tlaib campaigned on a platform that advocated for a $15 minimum wage, free public college tuition and ending corporate welfare.

A proud Palestinian, Tlaib has also been an advocate for Palestinian rights and is an outspoken critic of Trump.

“Congratulations to my sister @RashidaTlaib on your victory! I cannot wait to serve with you, inshallah,” Omar, who also won her election, said on Twitter.

The seat Omar won, Minnesota’s 5th district, was formerly held by Rep. Keith Ellison, who was the first Muslim to take a seat in Congress. Ellison did not run for re-election as he sought the state attorney generalship.

Omar, another Democrat, is a Somali-American who came to the U.S. over two decades ago as a refugee. She campaigned on a progressive platform and won the endorsement of the Democratic Party’s fledging progressive wing, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

She ran against and defeated Republican candidate Jennifer Zielinski, becoming the first congresswoman to wear a hijab. This year, a record 90 Muslims were contesting in the polls since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to Jetpac, an organization that helps Muslims run for political office.

Six Muslims ran for political office at the national level. Aga Khan, Omar Qudrat and Mahmoud Mahmoud all ran for a seat in the House of Representatives but fell short of their goals.

Mynd44, Lalasticlala

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by paymentvoucher: 10:30am On Nov 07
Congratulations to them. More funds to their accounts!

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by DrHighchief(m): 10:30am On Nov 07
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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by jeffoe(m): 10:30am On Nov 07
Congratulations

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Auxiliary(m): 10:30am On Nov 07
And non of them is covering Hijab from Head to toe...


Everyone deserves a free will... GOD gave us the ability to make out choices... Even in Nigeria here, the elite, who they chop all the money, no they cover from head to toe.



Nothing should be forced on anybody, leave you according to your utmost belief... We all have our races to run!

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Ijeshaooduaman: 10:31am On Nov 07
Nonsense. I dont hate Muslims but I dont like this. America is a christian country. Muslims will never allow this in their countries.
Nonsense

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by maestroferdi: 10:31am On Nov 07
When will the first Christian lawmaker be elected in Saudi Arabia?

Islam and hypocrisy are 5 and 6...

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Hakeymco(m): 10:31am On Nov 07
they will soon land here, Trump ass lickers

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Toks06: 10:31am On Nov 07
That's how they penetrate. From two they'll dominate n conquer. Why are these people so unwise to allow This..

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by MKKO: 10:32am On Nov 07
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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Shehunoshewhat: 10:32am On Nov 07
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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Toks06: 10:32am On Nov 07
These people will never learn;imagine electing two terrorists into their congress..

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Hakeymco(m): 10:32am On Nov 07
maestroferdi:
When will the first Christian lawmaker be elected in Saudi Arabia?

Islam and hypocrisy are 5 and 6...
You are a very funny somebody, Saudi Arabia has no Christian citizen

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by ChangetheChange: 10:32am On Nov 07
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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Toks06: 10:32am On Nov 07
Americans beware,DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOORS TO TERRORISTS.

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Pidginwhisper: 10:32am On Nov 07
arms folds lipsrsealed make i no talk my mind.
Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by abluck(m): 10:33am On Nov 07
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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by slivertongue: 10:33am On Nov 07
Impeaching POTUS in ur dream. if ur parent countries wia gud enough wat brought 2d US? congrat sha bt face ur duty

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by ollah2: 10:33am On Nov 07
maestroferdi:
When will the first Christian lawmaker be elected in Saudi Arabia?

Islam and hypocrisy are 5 and 6...

Use your brains once In a while.

Saudi Arabia isn't a secular state.
Saudi Arabia don't practice democracy

USA is a democracy country and its secular.

The same reason applies to countries like China, North Korea etc but hater like you will exonerate these countries and their religions but pound on Muslims and Islam.

Why do you guys love to hate Islam and Muslims yet act like you are saints and tolerant ?

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by zombieTRACKER: 10:33am On Nov 07
Islam will take over the world



If you doubt me...

Can a Christain woman be elected in any Arabian country.... ... Be sincere

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by TheDevilIsALai: 10:33am On Nov 07
They must be Democrats.

Socialist Marxist useful idiots

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Originality007: 10:34am On Nov 07
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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by NwaAmaikpe: 10:34am On Nov 07
shocked


Alhamdulillah.
But I don't think she is a devout Muslima.
A devout muslima would isolate herself in purdah and won't engage in politics where she will have to shake hands with men.
A devout muslima will adorn a hijab so that her hair does not seduce other men.

But it is a great feat for Islam in the United States of America.
One day we'd get to the Presidency so that we can settle the Gaza strip wahala once and for all.

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by Toks06: 10:34am On Nov 07
ollah2:


Use your brains once In a while.

Saudi Arabia isn't a secular state.
Saudi Arabia don't practice democracy


USA is a democracy country and its secular.

Why do you guys love to hate Islam and Muslims yet act like you are saints and tolerant
Oga youre not making sense;why don't n cant they practice democracy?if that's the case,their citizens should then sit their ass in Saudi Arabia n not go to democratic countries to enjoy democracy

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by zombieTRACKER: 10:34am On Nov 07
ollah2:


Use your brains once In a while.

Saudi Arabia isn't a secular state.
Saudi Arabia don't practice democracy


USA is a democracy country and its secular.

Why do you guys love to hate Islam and Muslims yet act like you are saints and tolerant

Why are Arabian countries afraid of democracy...

They are afraid of justice... Equity and fairness
Most importantly... Gender equality...

So why won't Islamists take over the world while their strongholds are no go area

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by NORSIYK(m): 10:34am On Nov 07
They should be placed under Security agencies watch list

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Re: First Two Muslim Women Elected To US Congress (photos) by ollah2: 10:35am On Nov 07
Ijeshaooduaman:
Nonsense. I dont hate Muslims but I dont like this. America is a christian country. Muslims will never allow this in their countries.
Nonsense

USA becomes a Christian country when discourse like this arises but instantly switches to secular when LGBT, Abortion, etc are mentioned.

Your hypocrisy and hate is top notch

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