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Democrat becomes second Muslim elected to Virginia House

Image result for Ibraheem SamirahVirginia voters on Tuesday elected Ibraheem Samirah to fill a vacant seat in the state General Assembly, keeping the seat in Democratic hands.
Samirah, a Palestinian-American dentist, is now the second Muslim to be elected to the House of Delegates, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Samirah beat Republican Gregg Nelson and independent Connie Hutchinson for the post, which was left vacant after Democrat Jennifer Boysko was elected to the state Senate in January….more:THEHILL

British MP Calling for a Full International Independent Investigation Into the Death of The first Democratically Elected Egyptian President

Cairo anniversary protests…Dr Paul Williams, a British MP, had warned that inadequate care would lead to a rapid deterioration of his long-term medical conditions that would likely lead to a premature death.

“We now call for a full international independent investigation into the death of President Morsi, and for these results to be made public. The first democratically elected president has died through a concerted and active campaign by the Egyptian regime. This is a gross violation of international law. It must not be allowed to stand,” the Muslim Brotherhood statement continued. more: https://www.independent.co.uk

Zamzam Ibrahim: Newly elected NUS president vows to fight racism and rising student fees

Zamzam Ibrahim has been elected as the new president of the National Union of StudentsZamzam Ibrahim has been elected as the National Union of Students (NUS) president for 2019. Ms Ibrahim wants to tackle racism on campus and “extortionate” tuition fees during her presidency.
The former president of the Salford University students’ union, who pledged to lead a National Student Strike, was chosen from a list of five candidates at the NUS conference in …more: THEINDEPENDENT

RASHIDA TLAIB BECOMES FIRST MUSLIM WOMAN ELECTED TO CONGRESS

rashida congressTlaib rose to victory in a tight and crowded race, claiming 33.2 percent of the vote and beating Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, who garnered 29.2 percent of the vote, according to the New York Times. 

Tlaib will replace John Conyers Jr., who had represented the district since 1965 until his retirement last year following allegations of sexual harassment.

Since there are no Republican candidates contesting the seat, Tlaib is expected to enter Congress unopposed after a special election to take place on November 6, 2018, when she will be formally named as Conyer’s successor…..more: www.newsweek.

Nadia Saleh is Australia’s First Elected Hijabi Councillor

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Lebanese descent, has won a seat in the city council of Canterbury-Bankstown, Sydney. Nadia is the first elected hijabi councillor in the country.

She won the race for the country’s largest city council in terms of population along with other two Muslim councillors, Mohammad Huda and Mohammad Zaman, from the same Sydney suburb….MORE: mysalaam

First Muslim woman elected as speaker in German state parliament

“We wrote history today,” she said after sweeping in with a significant majmuhterem-aras.jpgority.

The first Muslim woman has been elected as the speaker of a state parliament in Germany in what she hailed as a “historic” step for the country.

Muhterem Aras, a Green Party politician, took the post in Baden-Württemberg from a member of a populist anti-immigration party on Wednesday.,,,more: