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Ilhan Omar, U.S. congresswoman in eye of political storm

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:22 AM

The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker came to the United States as a child and eventually won a seat in Congress

Ilhan Omar, Democratic congressional candidate, poses for a selfie with a supporter and her son while campaigning in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 13, 2018. Somali-American state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota in August, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the US House of Representatives. Kerem YUCEL / AFP

U.S. House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Democrats hold a majority in the 435-member House but are outnumbered by Republicans in the Senate, where the resolution is unlikely to be considered

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the members of the media as she makes her way to the House chamber to vote on a resolution denouncing comments by President Trump targeting four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color on July 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The resolution passed 240-187, with Republicans Will Hurd (R-TX), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Fred Upton (R-MI) Susan Brooks (R-IN) and independent Justin Amash (I-MI) joining Democrats. Pete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP  Pete Marovich / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP AFP

Trump says he does not have a 'racist bone' in his body

Jul 16, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Democratic leaders condemn Donald Trump's comments, rallying around lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump under fire for 'racist' attack on U.S. congresswomen

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:09 AM

The US president refers on Twitter to 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen' in remarks that appeared to be aimed at a group of outspoken relatively young, liberal women of color, all first-time members of the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a Congressional Iftar event at the U.S. Capitol May 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Muslims around the world are observing the holy month with prayers, fasting from dawn to sunset and nightly feasts. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP  ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:04 AM

(UPDATED) Ilhan Omar says in a statement on Sunday that many of the increased threats she had received were 'directly referencing or replying to the President's video'

TAKE BACK. US President Donald Trump says European countries should take back and put to trial its citizens who left to join the Islamic State. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:32 AM

'We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity,' Ilhan Omar says

ILHAN OMAR. In this file photo taken on February 7, 2019 US Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, speaks during a press conference calling on Congress to cut funding for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and to defund border detention facilities, outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib become first Muslim women in U.S. Congress

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Ilhan Omar, 37, and Rashida Tlaib, 42, are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities

ADVOCATES. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to the US Congress. File photos from Facebook

U.S. voters poised to elect two Muslim women to Congress

Oct 31, 2018 - 9:59 PM

In a historic first in American elections, voters are about to elect two Muslim women to congress

HISTORY. Ilhan Omar, Democratic congressional candidate, poses for a selfie with a supporter and her son while campaigning in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 13, 2018. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP