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Imam Omar Suleiman Leads Prayer in Congress Thursday

Leading American Muslim scholar imam Omar Suleiman will offer prayers in Congress on Thursday, May 9, Yaqeen website reported. Suleiman, the founder, and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, will deliver the prayer on the House floor as the congressional guest chaplain at the invitation of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas. Later …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Muslims Make History in US Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON, DC – History has been made after the US elected its first Muslim women to Congress, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. “We did this together,” Omar tweeted after announcing the results. “Thank you!” The Independent reported. After Tuesday’s elections, Omar became the first Somali-American member of Congress. We did this, together. Thank …



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