U.S. voters elected two Muslim women, both Democrats, to Congress on November 6, 2018, marking a historic first in a country where anti-Muslim rhetoric has been on the rise, American networks reported.
MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators.
Years later, she became the nation's first and only Somali-American lawmaker when she won a seat in the Minnesota House.
Safiya Wazir has been elected to New Hampshire's 400-member House of Representatives, making her the first former refugee to win a seat in the state Legislature.
She says her constituents were attracted to her progressive politics, which are the polar opposite of Republicans.
Before that, she worked as a community organizer for city leaders in Minneapolis.
In Boston, city council woman Ayanna Pressley made history by becoming the first black woman the state of MA has ever sent to Congress. Pressley ran unopposed after she ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in the primaries.
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Tlaib, 42, was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents.
"I'm Muslim and black", the hijab-wearing Omar said in a recent magazine interview.
"Regardless of whether we win or lose, this gets to shift the narrative of what is possible", she said.
On Jan 1, 2009, Rashida became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the MI legislature, and the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any USA state legislature.
She emerged the victor of a Democratic primary for a seat vacated by John Conyers.
The Palestinian official concluded: "We congratulate you on this great victory, and we congratulate the Democratic Party, your loyal constituency and all our Palestinian people for this historic achievement".
The pair's election to the US House of Representatives comes amid widespread negative feeling against American-Muslims by their compatriots. She is also the second Native American woman elected to statewide executive office in the United States.