US voters first time in the history of United States elected two Muslim women Ilhan and Rashida to represent Americans in the US House of Representatives.
Ilhan Omar, was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, on October 4, 1981. Somali refugee, won a House seat in a heavily-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she will succeed Keith Ellison, himself the first Muslim elected to Congress. Rashida Tlaib, a social worker born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents, won a House seat in a district where she ran unopposed by a Republican candidate.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported a 21 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in the first six months of 2018.
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23 August, 2019