First ever Muslim women elected to Congress following United States mid-term elections

First ever Muslim women elected to Congress following United States mid-term elections

"The kind of opportunity that came from the resistance to this bad person in the White House and Republicans kind of adopting that message, that being a strong man kind of sustained them, allowed for us to say there is a kind of politics that's about hope, about joy, about optimism, about inclusion", she said.

Tlaib's relatives in the West Bank village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa greeted the news of her election with a mixture of pride and hope that she would be able to take on a U.S. administration widely seen as hostile to Muslims and the Palestinian cause.

The women, both Democrats, include Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American and former refugee Ilhan Omar. "We changed the course of history at a time we thought it was impossible".

She floored her, earlier perceived stronger, opponents with one being a prominent female politician, while two others were long-term servicemen in Minnesota's legislature.

Who are Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar?

"I can not wait to serve with you, inshallah".

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The seat Omar won, Minnesota's 5th district, was formerly held by Rep. Keith Ellison, who was the first Muslim to take a seat in Congress. Ellison did not run for re-election as he sought the state attorney generalship.

Marsha Blackburn also became Tennessee's first woman senator despite the effort made by singer Taylor Swift to encourage people not to vote for her.

Omar was one of two Muslim women to win an election in Tuesday's midterms.

Omar, 36, was born in Somalia but fled with her family to Kenya as a refugee when she was 8.

Ilhan Omar, whose platform included support for Medicare for All, criminal justice reform and the increase of minimum wage, won the seat over Republican Jennifer Zielinski. WCCO's Esme Murphy sat down with the new Congresswoman-elect. The win was momentous for a number of reasons, not just that Democrats can now challenge Trump and the Republican party agenda.

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