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First Somali-American Legislator Begins Work in Minnesota

With two simple words – “I do” - Ilhan Omar began her term as a lawmaker in the Minnesota House of Representatives, accomplishing what few people thought possible during an election year where Muslim Americans were at the center of heated political debate about immigration and terrorism. “The Muslim community needs a win,” says Asad Zaman, Executive Director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.  “This entire election cycle has been dominated by negativity towards immigrants...

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