Woman Who Lived in Kenyan Refugee Camp Wins USA Elections

Rashida Tlaib

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Tlaib, Omar join other women of colour who won big on Tuesday night; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress, and Ayanna Pressley became the first black congresswoman in MA.

Born in Detroit to Palestinian-American parents, Tlaib served in Michigan's state legislature from 2008 to 2014.

After Tlaib won her primary race in August, she published several anti-Israel tweets, and re-tweeted a fan who declared that Tlaib's "first fight was for Palestine, always Palestine".

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year old Latina also became the youngest woman to serve in the US House after winning at the polls.

A fighter who once heckled US President Donald Trump during a 2016 campaign stop in Detroit, she says she didn't run to make history as Muslim. "And that if you just believe in the possibility of someone like me", Talib added.

Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib was another Muslim woman elected to the US Congress.

In 2018, she won the Democratic nomination for Michigan's 13th congressional district and won unopposed.

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Among those elected was Somali-American, Ilhan Omar, who easily won the election in Minnesota district.

Sending her best wishes to Tlaib on the shared historic achievement, Omar wrote on Twitter: "Congratulations to my sister @RashidaTlaib on your victory!"

Omar was one of two Muslim women to win an election in Tuesday's midterms.

So hearing the words "Salam Alaikum" as Ilhan Omar took the national stage on Election Night to accept her win as Representative of Minnesota's 5th District made it feel like I could finally breathe a little bit easier. She said she admires Pelosi for her "wonderful work ethic" and looks forward to conversations within the Democratic caucus about electing a leader "that will help us implement the bold, progressive policies that we ran on". She will also be the first Somali-American in Congress.

Tlaib campaigned on a platform that advocated for a $15 minimum wage, free public college tuition and ending corporate welfare.

Researchers found that people identifying as Republicans were most likely to hold negative ideas about Islam and Muslims.

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