Two anti-Trump Muslim women Ilhan, Tlaib wins re-election
Published: 04:16 PM, 4 November 2020 Updated: 04:18 PM, 4 November 2020
Two Muslim women Democrat candidates, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, have been re-elected as members of Congress; Photo: Collected
Two Muslim women Democrat candidates, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who are known to be fierce opponents of US President Donald Trump, have been re-elected as members of Congress.
They easily defeated their rivals in Tuesday’s election.
According to the British Daily Mail, Ilhan Omar won from the state of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib won from Michigan.
Ilhan Omar easily defeated rival Republican candidate Lacy Johnson with 97 percent of the electorate. Earlier, in 2016, she was elected a member of the Minnesota State Parliament.
Democrat candidate Rashida Tlaib, who is also a Palestinian descent, defeated Republican candidate David Dudenhoefer in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.
A record number of Muslim candidates have run in the US midterm elections. As given by a Muslim organization, the number of Muslim candidates was close to 100.
Ilhan Omar, 36, of Somali descent, and Rashida Tlaib, 42, of Palestinian descent, were Democrats. Both are outspoken critics of President Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.
After the victory, Rashida Tlaib said she would give top priority to preventing Covid-19 and would continue to press for human rights in Palestine in her second term in Congress.