Friday, 16 November, 2018

Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. Congress

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan becomes one of first Muslim women in Congress First Muslim woman elected to House of Representatives
Jeannette Daniel | 08 November, 2018, 10:05

Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI share the distinction of becoming the first Muslim women headed to the House of Representatives.

Tlaib, Omar join other women of colour who won big on Tuesday night; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress, and Ayanna Pressley became the first black congresswoman in MA. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, won a House seat in a heavily-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she will succeed Keith Ellison, himself the first Muslim elected to Congress.

Ellison was the first Muslim elected to Congress.

A Somali-American woman who lived briefly as a refugee at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa County has been elected to Congress in America's midterm elections.

Omar, a Somali-American was once a refugee, while Tlaib is the first Pakistani-American woman in congress. The 36-year-old state representative stood with her three children and husband thanking supporters.

Omar stated that President Trump's "politics of fear" motivated her to vie for the seat.

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Omar's family fled Somalia in 1991 due to civil war.

"Regardless of whether we win or lose, this gets to shift the narrative of what is possible", she said.

The 2018 Midterms may well go down in USA history as an election of firsts, with historic wins for Muslims, women, and LGBTQ candidates.

Tlaib will fill the seat formerly occupied by Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who left office previous year amid accusations of sexual misconduct.

Born in Detroit to Palestinian-American parents, Tlaib served in Michigan's state legislature from 2008 to 2014.

Congressman Chris Smith, the Republican who has headed the Africa subcommittee, opposed President Donals Trump's efforts to slash spending on United States aid to Africa. But the Republicans have tightened its hold on the Senate with 51 candidates so far winning seats.

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