Voters elected the first two Muslim women in the US Congressional Lower House Representative in the midterm elections. Minnesota and Michigan voters elected Democrat members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Talib as their representative. Yesterday, voting was held in the midterm elections.
Since taking responsibility for US President Donald Trump, anti-Muslim sentiments developed in the United States. In such a situation, the victory of these two people made history.
36-year-old Ilhan Omar selected from Minnesota Refugees from Somalia Get your citizenship after coming to the United States. He was a refugee in Kenya for four years at a young age. Omar is going to be the first hijab to be in the US Congress.
On the other hand, Rashida Talib, who won in Michigan, also made history. The 42-year-old social worker was born in Detroit, a Palestinian immigrant home. He is the eldest of 14 siblings. As the first Muslim woman in 2008, she was elected a member of the Michigan Legislative Assembly.
According to a survey by an American Islamic Relations (CAIR) survey, the number of crimes against Muslims in the United States increased 21 percent in the first six months of 2018.