Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018
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"Just agreement," says Muslim legislator to pastor who complained about hijab at home

Elected Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Min.) Leaves the US Capitol with his staff after taking the 116th Congressional Session, first-grade class photo on November 14th. a change in the rules proposed by the Democrats in Congress, which would reverse the ban on the wearing of headgear in the House of Representatives. Change would come into force next year, when Democrats take control of the House and welcome the most diverse and racist personalities. most first-year students in US history, including the first two Muslim women to sit in Congress. One of them, Democrat Omar Islands, Minnesota, is wearing a headscarf. "The floor of Congress will now look like an Islamic republic," Jackson said on the show. [Democrats want to alter ban of hats on House floor to allow religious headwear] On Friday morning, Omar told a story on the hill about Jackson's remarks and gave his own answer. "Well, sir, the floor of Congress is going to look like America," she wrote. "And you will just have to look after yourself." The Pew Research Center estimates that there were 3.45 million American Muslims living in the United States in 2017, or about 1.1% of the total population. In 2040, the center predicts that Muslims will replace Jews as the second largest religious group in the country after Christians. The 5th district of Minnesota, where Omar won in November, is the most diverse in the state. Thirty-six percent of the residents are people of color and the district has the sixth highest percentage of voters among the 435 districts of the House, according to information in MPR News. With her victory there last month, Omar won several "first" titles: the first woman of color to represent Minnesota in Congress; and the first Muslim refugee, the first American of Somali descent and the first Muslim woman wearing the hijab to be elected to Congress. [Women running for office: This is who won in the 2018 midterms] "When people were selling the politics of fear, division and destruction, we were talking about hope," she said in her victory speech. "We were talking about the politics of joy." In Jackson 's radio show Wednesday, there was no joy in his political and religious cope on Omar' s hijab. "We are a Judeo-Christian country," he said. "We are a nation rooted in Christianity, and that's it. And all those who do not like it will live elsewhere. It's very simple. Go live elsewhere. Do not try to turn our country into a kind of Islamic republic or try to base our country on Sharia law. "
On November 5, 2013, Conservative pastor EW Jackson concedes the race for the post of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the Marriott Downtown Richmond. (Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post) The American Democrat Jim McGovern (Mass.), High Representative of the Rules Committee, is not on sharia law. On the contrary, it would overturn a rule of the House in effect since 1837, written 80 years before the first woman in Parliament and 181 years before the first two Muslim women were elected to the House. Omar, a Somali refugee, went into history alongside another Midwestern Muslim Democrat, elected representative Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan. Jackson, a conservative bishop and critic at the voice of former President Barack Obama, got the nomination of the Republican candidate for the post of lieutenant governor of Virginia in 2013, but
defeated by Senator Ralph Northam, then in the state. Jackson is known for his inflammatory remarks about non-Christians and homosexuality in his radio show, "The Awakening". In an interview with Roll Call last month, Omar presented an optimistic projection of what his presence and that of Tlaib in Congress mean for America. "At a time when religious bigotry reigns, it's almost perfect to have this counterweight. My sister Rashida and I are from the United States, "she said. "Being elected to Congress is a real rejection of this message."

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