Muslim women make history with wins in Michigan, Minnesota

Ilhan Omar newly elected to the US House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket speaks to the press in Minneapolis Minnesota

Ilhan Omar newly elected to the US House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket speaks to the press in Minneapolis Minnesota

Omar is one of two Muslim women elected Tuesday to the U.S. House.

It was an easy win on Tuesday - her race was uncontested by any candidate from another major party.

"Regardless of whether we win or lose, this gets to shift the narrative of what is possible", she said. "If they tell you who they are, believe them the first time", she said.

A Somali-American refugee from Minnesota and a Palestinian-American activist from MI made history on Tuesday as the first two Muslim women elected to the United States House of Representatives.

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.

Omar, another Democrat, is a Somali-American who came to the USA over two decades ago as a refugee. A proud Palestinian, Tlaib has also been an advocate for Palestinian rights and is an outspoken critic of Trump.

She is not only the second Muslim women elected in Congress but also the first Somali-American.

There is also a lot of evidence that she may have married her brother and therefore committed massive immigration fraud, according to PJ Media.

The Palestinian-American won the Democrat primary for the seat in August with around a third of the total vote share.

Tlaib explicitly supports the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel and its replacement of a unitary Palestinian state.

MA will also get its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee are set to elect their first female senators.

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

The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of color meant several winners will take office as trailblazers, marking firsts for their race and gender.

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