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#IStandWithIlhan Responds to Trump Hate Tweet

A hashtag supporting Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar has become a trend following a tweet by US President blasting the freshman congresswoman over the false claim that she downplayed the 9/11 attacks

Ilhan Omar & AIPAC: Double Standards Stand Out

After an exceptional campaign, American Muslim politician Ilhan Omar has once again appeared in the news due to a misplaced comment suggesting that America only supports Israel because of the powerful AIPAC lobby which buys off US politicians. Responding to the tweets, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “…Legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the …

Growing Tradition of Muslim Women’s Leadership

Following hot on heels of Mehreen Faruqi, the first female Muslim senator to take office in Australia in 2018, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, American Muslim Congresswomen, are the latest to join a tradition of Muslim women around the world taking positions of leadership. In an increasingly interconnected world, Tlaib and Omar are much-needed role …

Ilhan Omar: When Representation Matters

WASHINGTON, DC – Minnesota’s Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is becoming a role model for younger generations, as they believe that Muslims can ascend to leadership unapologetically and without having to compromise their religion, The Hill reported. “At this moment, somewhere in the world, young girls and women who look like us are learning to believe …

Young Muslims Celebrate Ilhan's Hijab, Rashida's Thobe

WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday was a historic day for American Muslims when both Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar’s hijab and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib’s thobe stood out in the Congress, showing their identity with pride, MENA FN reported. “Although my parents came from Somalia to this country, I was born and raised here as a Muslim girl and …

Muslims are Needed Guardians of the American Republic

What did it mean when on January 3, 2019 two Muslim women were sworn into the US Congress? It meant that the American Republic, its Constitution and the country’s purported ideals have two much needed champions. As Muslims, Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib and Somali American Ilhan Omar are uniquely qualified to be among the best …

Preparing for Congress, Ilhan Omar Reflects On Being a Refugee

It was a bittersweet memory as the Minnesota Democrat landed at the same Washington airport she arrived at as a refugee WASHINGTON, DC – Minnesota Democrat Representative-elect Ilhan Omar arrived in Washington DC airport a day before the Congress swearing in ceremony, Huffington Post reported. “23 years ago, from a refugee camp in Kenya, my father …

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar's Hijab - Why is it Even a Problem?

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar's Hijab - Why is it Even a Problem?

It should be a non-issue, right? Newly-elected U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from Minnesota’s fifth district wears a hijab. But, a 181 year-old ban on hats in in the U.S. House of Representatives impedes on her right to do so. So, why does the House have this ban? Why was such a seemingly silly ban enacted …

After 181 Years of No Hats, Hijab to be Allowed in US Congress

Hats have been banned from the House chamber of the Capitol for nearly two centuries — 181 years, to be exact.  Under a new proposal from Democrats, the rule would be relaxed to allow religious headwear, like hijab or kippah Ilham Omar will become the first federal legislator to wear a religious headscarf WASHINGTON, DC – Democrats …



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