First Two Muslim Women Elected To U.S. Congress

08 November, 2018, 05:06 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Their stories trace a similar trail-blazing rise through local politics

American voters have made history by sending two Muslim women to Congress for the first time. Multiple outlets have called the race.

Tlaib took Michigan's 13th congressional district in a race in which she was the sole major party candidate.

"I did not expect to come to the United States and go to school with kids who were anxious about food as much as I was anxious about it in a refugee camp", Omar said in an interview last month.

As of 9:46 p.m. on November 6, media outlets have also declared Andy Levin, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence winners in their respective U.S. House races.

In addition to Omar and Tlaib, Tuesday's election saw several other historic firsts in the Democratic camp. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Democrat running for the House in Minnesota, could join Tlaib in Congress.

Republicans who charge that the Democratic Party has departed from its pro-Israel bona fides point to Tlaib and Omar as proof.


On January 1, 2009, Rashida became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any USA state legislature.

"I stand here before you tonight as your Congresswoman-elect with many firsts behind my name", Omar said in her victory speech, to loud cheers and applause.

She has become "a source of pride for Palestine and the entire Arab and Muslim world", her uncle Bassam Tlaib told Reuters on Tuesday.

The oldest of 14 children, Tlaib was born to a family of Palestinian immigrants in Detroit, where her father worked at a Ford Motor Co plant.

MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators.

She has stated that President Donald Trump's "politics of fear" motivated her to run for the seat.

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