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Two Muslim women expected to be elected to Congress in midterms

Two Muslim women are expected to be elected to Congress in the US midterm election next week, marking a historic first amid increasing anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
 
Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, is likely to win a seat in the US House of Representatives in a densely-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she is the party's nominee.
 
 

first Muslim woman elected to US Congress

Former Michigan state lawmaker Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after winning the Democratic primary on Tuesday for a House seat in the state.

Tlaib will run unopposed in the general election in November, with no Republicans on the ballot in the overwhelmingly Democratic district in and around Detroit.

The key election takeaways: a Democratic surge and big wins for women

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West Virginia Students Try Muslims’ Hijab

Source : OnIslam / 20 Sep 2014

Offering West Virginia students in Marshall University a chance to try the Islamic headscarf, a group of Muslim students held a hijab event to raise awareness about the Islamic headscarf and correct misconceptions surrounding it.

 

North America´s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

Source : AFP / 12 Sep 2014

A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural center will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

Bankrolled by Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, the facility will feature more than 1,000 artifacts -- including rare scriptures of the Quran from the 7th and 8th centuries.

 

Florida Univ. Opens First Islamic Center

Source : OnIslam / 06 Sep 2014

Catering to the needs of the fast growing Muslim students, a new center for Islamic studies will be launched by the University of Florida later this month to serve as an Islamic hub in the US fourth most populous state.

 

American policeman embraces Islam

Source : TheDeenShow.com / 16 Aug 2014

I am a typical American in many ways that are reflected in both my professional and personal lives. Professionally, I am a supervisor with a major police department, and I have been in the military, both active duty and in the reserves for the majority of my adult life. Personally, I live in the suburbs of a Midwestern town with my wife and child, drive a pickup truck, and occasionally wear cowboy boots. I pay my bills, treat my neighbors well, and prior to my journey to Islam, I followed my religion in the manner in which I had been instructed.

 

Man faces prison for attacking Saudi woman in US

Source : Arab news / 11 Aug 2014

A US court has charged a young American with inciting hatred and racism after he attacked a Saudi Ph.D. student on a street in Michigan, sabq.org electronic newspaper reported.
Jonathan Patrick Deuel, 29, and two others reportedly tried to pull off the woman’s face veil and abaya as she walked down the street with her five-year-old daughter.

 

Americans' attitudes toward muslims getting worse

Source : Huffington Post / 01 Aug 2014

Americans were outraged to learn they were being spied on by the National Security Agency, but many support law enforcement profiling of Muslims, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Arab American Institute.

 

Book group brings Muslim and UU women together

Source : UU World / 16 Jul 2014

Once a month for the past two years women from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, Md., and women from a local mosque have been getting together for dinner and to talk about books.

 

New study reveals FBI set up terrorism-related prosecutions

Source : RT / 16 Jun 2014

Nearly 95 per cent of terrorist arrests have been the result of FBI foiling its own entrapment plots as a part of the so-called post-9/11 War on Terror, a new study revealed.

According to the report entitled ‘Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution’, the majority of arrests involved the unjust prosecution of targeted Muslim Americans.

 
 

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