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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. …

First Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker Runs For Congress

MINNESOTA – State Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-Minneapolis) has filed her candidacy for Keith Ellison’s seat in Congress Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the deadline. “Officially filed to be on the ballot for US Congress to represent #MN05. I look forward to carrying on Congressman Keith Ellison’s legacy. We have hard fights ahead and I look …

US Muslims & Politics: To March Or To Run?

In a recent interview with National Public Radio, the co-creator of the Occupy Wall street movement, Micah White, reached a rather surprising conclusion about the power of protest. Mainly, that it is not all that powerful.

First Muslim in Congress: US Can Defeat Islamophobia

Reflecting on 9/11 attacks, Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the congress, who represents Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, has lamented the fact that Muslims are facing more hatred in 2016 than it was on 2001.

US Muslim Figures Reject ISIL Threats

America’s first Muslim congressman Keith Ellison has fired back after the so-called Islamic State issued death threats against him and many high profile Muslim political leaders in the west, accusing the militant group of twisting Islam’s message.

US Muslim Voice Urged in Politics

Addressing the dilemmas that confront American Muslim citizens, the only two Muslim representatives in Congress have called on Muslims to participate in politics to defend themselves and influence US political and social life successfully.

Muslim Congressman Endorses Sanders for President

After defending Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in several occasions, Representative Keith Ellison, the first US Muslim Congressman, has endorsed Vermont senator for the 2016 presidential run.

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