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Bernie Sanders Picks Muslim to Lead Presidential Campaign - About Islam

Bernie Sanders Picks Muslim to Lead Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON – Immediately after officially announcing his new runfor the 2020 American presidency, the US Senator Bernie Sanders has named Faiz Shakir, a prominent Muslim civil rights lawyer, to lead his effort, in a first for a major American presidential bid, Anadolu Agency reported. Shakir was named a campaign manager by the independent senator. He’s …

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 …

Muslims Make History in US Midterm Election - About Islam

Muslims Make History in US Midterm Election

History has been made after the US elected its first Muslim women to Congress, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Keith Ellison, who rose to national prominence as the first Muslim elected to Congress, was elected Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday. Several Muslim candidates were also elected to local council membership.

Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar Begins Victory Speech with Islamic Blessing - About Islam

Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar Begins Victory Speech with Islamic Blessing

MINNESOTA – Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to US Congress, began her acceptance speech Tuesday night in Minnesota with a universal Islamic greeting. “As-salaam aleikum,” the Democrat said to a crowded room of supporters during a victory party in Minneapolis, using an Islamic phrase that means “Peace be upon you,” …

How Did Muslims Vote in US Midterm Elections? - About Islam

How Did Muslims Vote in US Midterm Elections?

WASHINGTON, DC – A survey released by a leading American Muslim civil rights group on Wednesday showed 95 percent of eligible Muslim voters turned out at the midterm polls, in an affirmation of the strength of their political voice. “The high turnout of Muslim voters and the election of Muslims and members of other minority …

Muslims Make History in US Midterm Elections - About Islam

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, Omarbecame the first Somali-American member of Congress. We did this, together. Thank …

Republican Muslim Hopes for US Congress Seat - About Islam

Republican Muslim Hopes for US Congress Seat

WASHINGTON – Running for midterm elections in California’s 52nd congressional district, Omar Qudrat, a native Southern Californian and a former US Department of Defense official, could become the first Republican Muslim Congress member. Qudrat, currently a Captain in the US Army Reserve, has been a counter-terrorism Prosecutor at the US Department of Defense since 2010. …

US Midterm Elections: Mosques Encourage American Muslims to Vote - About Islam

US Midterm Elections: Mosques Encourage American Muslims to Vote

Mosques in the Midwest US state of Minnesota are urging worshipers and people of color to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections, Voice of America reported. The move is part of the last pitch to voters as local candidates try to swing voter support to help reshape the country. Muslim efforts to encourage voters started a …

'Serving People Is Serving God': US Muslim Writer on Midterm Elections - About Islam

'Serving People Is Serving God': US Muslim Writer on Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON, DC – As the US prepares for midterm elections, a Muslim lawyer and writer has attributed Muslims drive into US politics to rising hate directed towards the religious minority, Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday. In an op-ed published Tuesday, the New York Times opinion writer Wajahat Ali said Muslims’ presence in American politics “probably inspires …

Meet US Muslim American Women Mid-Term Candidates - About Islam

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 …



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