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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 …

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 …

Muslim Congresswoman to Use Jefferson’s Qur’an in Swearing-in Ceremony

DETROIT – As the first American Muslim Congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib has announced that she will use Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the Holy Qur’an in her ceremonial swearing-in next January 3, Detroit Free Press reported. “It’s important to me because a lot of Americans have this kind of feeling that Islam is somehow foreign to …

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 …

Meet US Muslim American Women Mid-Term Candidates

WASHINGTON – As the US prepares for November midterm elections, this video shows American Muslim women running for Congress and what voters in their districts are saying about them. “We’re going to Washington everyone,” Ilhan Omar, congressional Candidate in Minnesota says in the video shared by Voice of America. “This win would mean so much more …

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 …



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