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Friday, November 11, 2016

Historic Win For Somali-American Woman At The US Election.

A Somali-born former refugee has made history by becoming the first Somali legislator in the United States.




Ilhan Omar, 34, who wears the hijab, was elected to serve in Minnesota's state house of representatives.

The Muslim Somali-American woman becomes the highest-ranking Somali elected to office in the US.

Her election comes just days after US President-elect Donald Trump accused Somali immigrants in Minnesota of "spreading their extremist views".

Minnesota has the nation's largest Somali community - about 50,000 according to the US census.Celebrating her victory, Ms Omar said she would be the "voice for the marginalised" in the state parliament.


"I think I bring the voice of young people. I think I bring the voice of women in the East African community. I bring the voice of Muslims. I bring the voice of young mothers looking for opportunities," Minnesota Public Radio quoted her as saying.

According to the bbc.com Ms Omar escaped from Somalia with her family at the start of the civil war when she was eight years old.

They lived in a Kenyan refugee camp for four years, before moving to the US and settling in a Somali-American neighbourhood in Minnesota.


26 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!
    She is so pretty.

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    1. The change in USA is here to stay....

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    2. Beautiful lady.

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  2. Congrats,we need more young people in politics....indeed impossibility is nothing

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  3. No dream is too big to achieve.
    congrats

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  4. I hope she has dropped her people s terrorist ideology

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    1. You are just a big fool, see the rubbish coming out of ur mouth. Zombie!

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    2. Fellow Terriost @ Zainab is so pained. Sorry

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  5. Hope she will not be a mole for Al Queda and ISIS

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  6. Pretty woman, but this cannot console us, Clinton's loss was huge

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  7. Aaawwwwww...nice one. That is the way it should be. Wishing her greater heights ahead!!

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  8. And she's so pretty. Beauty and brains!!!

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  9. Awesome! Congrats 😤 young woman 👩.

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  10. A Muslim Mtchewww.
    I hate Muslims. Kill them all!

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    1. Kill? Now how are you better. Smello like you. Get out mehhn

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  11. Real historic but don't bring the extremist idealogy if not Trump will trumple you.

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  12. Real historic but do not bring extremist ideology when giving voice to young ones if not Trump will trumple it.

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