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US Muslims Deplore Racism in First National Political Gathering

The first national political gathering of Muslim in the US history kicked off on Tuesday, July 23, sending an outcry against racism and Islamophobia and calling on Muslims to become beacons of civic participation, Al-Jazeera reported. “We want to establish a national infrastructure for organizing American Muslims,” said Ghazala Salam, the founder, and president of …

US Muslim Rep Calls for Muslim, Jewish Unity against Hate - About Islam

US Muslim Rep Calls for Muslim, Jewish Unity against Hate

American Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar has called on the Muslim and Jewish communities in the US to unite against hate after recent attacks targeting both faith communities, Yeni Safak reported. “We know that many of the people who are targeting the Jewish community for anti-Semitism are also targeting the Muslim community for Islamophobia,” Omar said …

#IStandWithIlhan Responds to Trump Hate Tweet - About Islam

#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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 Omararrived 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 …



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