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The ‘Blue Wave’ Was Also a ‘Muslim Wave’

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The ‘Blue Wave’ Was Also a ‘Muslim Wave’
In the most Islamophobic election in history, Muslim candidates scored big wins by embracing progressive policies.. With the Muslim Ban, the promotion of torturer Gina Haspel to CIA director, and increases in hate crimes, it’s been a rough year for us Muslims in the United States.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.The first Somali-American elected to Congress, Omar joined Rashida Tlaib, a daughter of Palestinian refugees, as the first...
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