Rashida Tlaib is first Muslim woman elected to U.S. Congress

Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim woman elected to Congress

"Yes, you're going to have to learn how to say our names", she is quoted by HuffPost.

In addition to being one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American woman to join congressional ranks.

Self-described Democratic Socialist Ilhan Omar won Minnesota's 5th District race, where she easily defeated Republican activist Jennifer Zielinski on a platform that includes health care for all and a $15 minimum wage.

The Democrat lived at the Daad refugee camp in Kenya for four years and could not even speak English at the time she relocated to the US.

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Omar will fill the seat of Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who is running for the state attorney general and is also a Muslim. She is also the first Somali American to win election to national office, according to CNN.

Tlaib is also considered a Democratic Socialist.

The victory of Palestinian-American Talib, 42, was no surprise.

Her parents were Palestinian immigrants from the West Bank and Jerusalem.

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She attributed her success to her district's decision "to use the politics of joy, and vote with our warm hearts, even though it's a cold state".

And regardless of who wins in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber. Was a candidate for District 6 representative on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American elected to Congress.

Omar, who engages in anti-Semitic rhetoric, has slandered Israel as an "apartheid regime" and called on "Allah" to "awaken the people" to see the "evil doings of Israel".

On the program, she expressed hope that she and the new Congress, with a Democratic House, can serve as a check on the administration of President Donald Trump.

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