Daughter Of Palestinian Immigrant Creates History Entering US House Of Representatives

August 8, 2018 11:00 pm96 commentsViews: 217

A history is created today in United States after a Palestinian-American became the first Muslim woman to enter House of Representative through Congress party. Mother of two Rashida Tlaib won a Democratic primary in Detroit safe seat after November midterm elections with no Republican or third-party candidates.

The 42-year-old former social worker is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and was earlier detained for disrupting a speech of President Donald Trump.

Thaib tweeted, “Thank you so much for making this unbelievable moment possible. I am at a loss for words… I cannot wait to serve you in Congress.”

This is a big day for the immigrants twelve years after Minnesota’s Keith Ellison became the first Muslim in the House. However, she is learned to be the first Palestinian-American woman elected to the House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, the only other Muslim woman currently in the Congress is Andre Carson, who was elected from Indiana in 2008.

In a video footage Thaib is seen being emotional and surrounded by ecstatic supporters. Her mother hugs the representative.

Thaib’s mother comes from a village in the West Bank. Her extended family cheered up

Thaib said, “They’re glued to the TV. My grandmother, my aunts, my uncles in Palestine are sitting by and watching their granddaughter.”

About the Trump’s speech she the election was a “bat signal” for all women.

An estimate from Pew Research Center reveals around 3.45 million Muslims live in USA, which is about 1.1 percent of the population.


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