Hijab-Wearing Member: Rashida Tlaib and Muslim Greeting
hijab-wearing member: She will be the first hijab-wearing member of Congress, according to Toronto Star. Ilhan Omar, newly elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket, speaks to a group of supporters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in November. In her victory speech, Omar's first words were As-salam alaikum a standard Muslim greeting that means peace be upon you and then alhamdulillah, or all praise to God. She and Rashida Tlaib are the first two Muslim women to win seats in Congress. The women show a bit of the diversity of Muslims in the United States, one of the country's most diverse groups. KEREM YUCEL / AFP/GETTY IMAGES Tlaib won Michigan's 13th Congressional District and Omar won Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, replacing the first Muslim member of Congress, Keith Ellison, who Tuesday became the state's attorney general. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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