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Palestinian Rashida Tlaib First Muslim Congresswoman


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Fly
- 11 days ago - palestinechronicle.com
one time Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress



   

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fly b (26)
Thursday November 8, 2018, 10:52 pm
A one time Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress.

Both women — Ilhan Omar, 37, and Rashida Tlaib, 42 — are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities that have found themselves in the sights of US President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.

Wohhooo! TWO Muslim American congresswomen officially WIN last night.

Omar won a House seat in a strongly Democratic district in Minneapolis, Minnesota, succeeding Keith Ellison who was himself the first Muslim ever elected to Congress.

Tlaib’s victory was no surprise. The Detroit-born daughter of Palestinian immigrants – the eldest of 14 children – emerged as the winner of a Democratic primary for a seat vacated by John Conyers, a longtime liberal lion who stepped down in December amid sexual harassment allegations and failing health.

With no Republican challenger in the race, Tlaib’s election on Tuesday became a formality.

During her tearful primary election victory speech in August, with her immigrant mother by her side, she said relatives in the West Bank were watching her success.

She said:
“It just shows how incredibly wonderful our country can be”.

(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)
 

fly b (26)
Thursday November 8, 2018, 11:13 pm
Watch final episodes of Al Jazeera film on US Israel lobby.
The Lobby – USA, parts three (50:15) and four (49:37)

https://electronicintifada.net/content/watch-final-episodes-al-jazeera-film-us-israel-lobby/25896
 

Naoko i (257)
Friday November 9, 2018, 12:53 am
Good news. Hope more would follow.
 

Derek Richardson (192)
Friday November 9, 2018, 3:39 am
Thanks for sharing, sharing is caring.
 

Derry R (38)
Friday November 9, 2018, 4:03 am
Thanks
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday November 9, 2018, 11:14 am
Fantastic news. I agree with Naoko, that more do follow.
Thanks Fly
 

fly b (26)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 6:32 pm
Every American dollar donated to the occupation’s state translates into our suffering as a Palestinian people

- Fareed Taamallah, Palestinian activist
 
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