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Keith Ellison: Muslim Vanguard of Civic Rights & Justice

MINNESOTA – In 2006, Keith Maurice Ellison became the first American Muslim elected to serve in Congress, representing Minnesota’s 5th District. Several months later, Ellison took the oath of office on a copy of the Holy Qur’an once owned by Thomas Jefferson, with a wall of journalists jostling to capture the historic moment. “It was …

Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary

MINNEAPOLIS – US Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison has won the Democratic primary election for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday night, and so he will be the party’s nominee in November. “We had a very unexpected event at the end of this campaign that happened,” Ellison told supporters at Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis, Star Tribune reported. …

Ilhan Omar Wins Primary, Gets Closer to Congress

MINNESOTA – America’s first Somali-American legislator, Ilhan Omar (D), won the Minnesota Democratic primary on Tuesday night, becoming more likely to make history as one of the first Muslim women in Congress. “We started this campaign to prove people are ready and willing to fight for an America that works for all of us. To …

US Congress Gets Its First Female Muslim Member

MICHIGAN – Former Michigan state representative Rashida Tlaib will become the US’s first ever Muslim woman elected to Congress after winning the Democratic nomination to represent Michigan’s 13th district. Tlaib, a daughter of Palestinian immigrants, said Tuesday evening that her day had been filled with emotion and described it as “happy chaos,” Detroit News reported. …

Historic Record for US Muslim Candidates Running for Office

US Muslims Run for Office in Record Numbers

MASSACHUSETTS – An unprecedented number of Muslim Americans are running for national and statewide offices this election cycle in USA. According to VOA News, the Muslim American community has never witnessed such a high number of candidates since at least the 9/11 Attacks; it has now reached up to 90 candidates. From Congress to state …

André Carson: First Muslim to Oversee US Intelligence

INDIANAPOLIS – André Carson is the first Muslim to sit on the House Intelligence Committee in the US. That alone is a very big deal. Raised in a Baptist family and educated in Catholic schools, Carson converted to Islam when he was 16. He was arrested in 1991 by Indianapolis police as they tried to …

African American Muslim Woman Runs for Congress

SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield African American Muslim woman will be running for the US Congress to represent working families and underserved voices in her community in Western Massachusetts. “This status quo at the Berkshire Athenaeum doesn’t serve the common people. The system is designed to favor the elite,” Tahirah Amatul-Wadud told World Religion News on …

US Congress 1st Muslim Woman on the Way

DETRIOT – An American Muslim community organizer announced on Tuesday her bid to join the race for the US Congress seat in Michigan, taking her chances as the first possible Muslim congresswoman. “My voice as a mother working for justice for all is needed in Washington,” former State Representative, Rashida Tlaib, told Detroit Free Press. …



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