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Islamophobia observatory hails electing first two Muslim women to US congress, exhorts Muslims to engage in developing their communities

Islamophobia observatory hails electing first two Muslim women to US congress, exhorts Muslims to engage in developing their communities

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta Observatory for Monitoring Islamophobia praised the election of first two Muslim women to the US Congress in midterm elections 2018.

In a press release issued on Thursday, the observatory noted that electing two Muslim women is an unprecedented step in the history of US Congress. “Electing two Muslim women despite the rising waves of far-right parties in many western communities is considered a positive step in face of extremist ideologies,” the observatory stated.

The observatory exhorted Muslims in US and in western communities in general to work hard and engage in developing their communities to present the true image of Islam; a religion that promotes justice and tolerance among people.

Ms. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, secured Michigan congressional district, meanwhile, Ms. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American, secured Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, bagged the seat previously held by Keith Ellison, the nation’s first Muslim congressman