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Expanding diversity of U.S. Congress is a product of the civil rights struggle — Mohamed Hamaludin

Expanding diversity of U.S. Congress is a product of the civil rights struggle — MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The event would be so momentous that it had to be seen to be believed. A Muslim woman wearing a hijab, who was born in Somalia, fled a civil war with her parents when she was 8, lived four years in a refugee camp, AND LEARNED English by watching TV was sworn in on Jan. 3 as a member of the Congress of the United States of America.

The story of Ilhan Omar, now 38, remembered by those who knew her at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya as a shy child, who learned English by watching American television, affirms that anyone can achieve the American dream and rejects the Trump administration’s slanders against refugees, particularly Muslims.           Continue reading

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