First Muslim woman elected to House of Representatives

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She'll be joined by Ilhan Omar, a Muslim woman elected who won her race in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District.

Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar is seen after voting during midterm election in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 6, 2018.

"Regardless of whether we win or lose, this gets to shift the narrative of what is possible", she said. "Yes, you're going to have to learn how to say our names", she is quoted by HuffPost.

She stunned the political establishment in September, defeating a 10-term incumbent in the Democratic primary, and was unopposed on Tuesday. A self-styled progressive, Tlaib is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and was arrested two years ago for disrupting a Trump speech in Detroit.

Tlaib's relatives in the West Bank village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa greeted the news of her election with a mixture of pride and hope that she would be able to take on a United States administration widely seen as hostile to Muslims and the Palestinian cause.

There is also a lot of evidence that she may have married her brother and therefore committed massive immigration fraud, according to PJ Media.

American voters have made history by sending two Muslim women to Congress for the first time. Somali-born Omar succeeds Representative Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, who ran for attorney general.

Tlaib supports the anti-Semitic BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement against the state of Israel, which seeks to delegitimize and eventually extinguish the Jewish state.

Swift had said that the Republican's voting record in Congress "appalls and terrifies" her, stating that Blackburn had voted against equal pay for women and against protecting women from domestic violence.

She was first elected to the chamber in 2016.

Democrats took control of the lower house of Congress, but the United States president escaped a feared "blue wave" as his Republicans bolstered their Senate majority.

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