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From a refugee camp in Kenya to a seat in the House

In the states of Michigan and Minnesota write two muslim women in history by for the first time, a seat in Congress to conquer. Both women come from the Democratic camp.

In the United States were up today, only two muslim men elected in the Congress. Never previously kicked a muslim woman to Congressman. After the many statements of president Donald Trump …

In the United States were up today, only two muslim men elected in the Congress. Never previously kicked a muslim woman to Congressman. After the many statements of president Donald Trump about the muslim community and on immigration, the election of Rashida Tlaib (42) and Ilhan Omar (36) may be even more remarkable.

Tlaib will be as a Democrat for the state of Michigan are in the House of Representatives. They obtained – without a Republican challenger with ease to 85 percent of the vote in Michigan. Tlaib has Palestinian parents who emigrated to America. In 2008, Tlaib also already as the first muslim ever elected in the deelparlement of Michigan.

The Democrate is an open critic of president Trump. When Trump two years ago in Detroit stopped during his election campaign, disturbed them, together with eleven other women on several occasions his speech by to ask him questions on his opinion about sexual misconduct at the workplace and about his knowledge of the U.s. constitution. Eventually she was carried away by security guards. Itself she described her action as ” the most American that they had ever done’.

First Congressman with headscarf

Tlaib and Ilhan Omar introduced earlier this year a campaign to be voted for as a candidate for the mid-term elections. Also Omar holds a seat for the state of Minnesota. With 78 percent of the vote, she tapped her Republican tegenstreefster, Jennifer Zielinski.

Omar is the first member of parliament with Somali origin. Along with her parents and fled from ‘ Umar, when eight years, the Somali civil war. Then they lived for four years in a refugee camp in Kenya, eventually in 1997, to America, to districts. The family settelde located in Minneapolis. In 2016, it was Ilhan Omar, as the first American-Somali muslim woman elected, and they built, just like Tlaib, and experience in the local parliament of her land.

Omar wants the criminal justice reform and is an advocate of “Medicare for All”, a social insurance program where all Americans can subscribe. They also expressed several criticisms on decisions of Trump, in particular, the so-called ‘moslimban’, which for inhabitants of countries with a muslim majority makes it impossible to go to the USA to travel.

“It is a great honor for you to represent them in the House of Representatives,” she said after the victory against its adherents. The Democrate wants the record for the migrants in the US and a righteous social system to develop. “We fight for the protection of migrantenfamilies, our neighbors, our children, our planet, our communities. I promise that your time on me you can count.’ Omar congratulated her ‘sister’ Rashida Tlaib with its seat. “We did this together. Thank you!’

Omar now occupies the office of Republican Keith Ellison about. 2006 he was the first elected muslim man. Ilhan Omar will be the first in the Congress that a headscarf wearing.

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