Posts Tagged “Congress”

American Dream Vs. French Wishes

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American Dream Vs. French Wishes

American Dream vs. French Wishes Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar wouldn’t even be elected for her classroom President because of her Islamic veil, though it looks like Simone de Beauvoir turban. By Abdennour Toumi Tuesday’s U.S. mid-term election marked a distinct turning-point in American politics as voters went to the polls to elect or re-elect the entire…

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Somali Arab American Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota Congressional primary

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Somali Arab American Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota Congressional primary

Somali Arab American Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota Congressional primary Ilhan Omar, a 36-year-old Somali refugee who immigrated as a teenager to America, won Minnesota’s Democratic primary election contest among five other candidates to succeed Congressman Keith Ellison. Ellison, who is also Muslim American, retired in the face of domestic abuse allegations. Despite the allegations, Ellison…

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Much at stake for Arab Americans in Michigan’s vote

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Much at stake for Arab Americans in Michigan’s vote

Much at stake for Arab Americans in Michigan’s vote Aug. 7 Michigan, which has one of the largest Arab American populations, will vote on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in primary elections. Many Arab Americans are on the ballot including Abdul El-Sayed for Governor on the Democratic ticket, and Rashida Tlaib for Congress, also on the Democratic…

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Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

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Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in regards to her bill, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. Video of Congresswoman McCollum’s remarks can be seen here. Congresswoman McCollum’s full remarks are below: Mr. Speaker,…

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk There are only a few Arab American members serving in the U.S. Congress but keeping that balance stable could be a challenge. Three Arab American congressmen have left or retired from office leaving four incumbents. Six more are running in five districts, including one race where two…

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Congresswoman McCollum urges end to Israeli abuses of children

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Congresswoman McCollum urges end to Israeli abuses of children

Congresswoman McCollum urges end to Israeli abuses of children Congresswoman Betty McCollum met with leaders of the American Muslims for Palestine to reiterate her support of legislation to promote Palestinian rights and force Israel to end its abuse of Palestinian children. McCollum, a Democrat from Minnesota, is the sponsor of House Resolution 4391 which prevents…

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