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Muslim woman running for Congress in Michigan

Fayrouz Saad is a muslim woman who is running for Congress in Michigan. Saad is running to represent Michigan’s 11th District.

Saad worked in the Obama administration as a Department of Homeland Security official. On Saad’s website it states:

In 2008, inspired by Barack Obama’s energy and message, Fayrouz joined a non-profit organization to encourage civic engagement and voter participation. Fayrouz then accepted an appointment in President Obama’s Administration at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she worked to strengthen community policing efforts in the fight against terrorism, protect state and local critical infrastructure, and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity. After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill wreaked havoc along the Gulf Coast in 2010, Fayrouz helped coordinate the Department’s emergency response efforts to stop the spill and clean up our coasts.

Saad was an official for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. On Saad’s website it states:

After serving in the Obama Administration and completing a Master’s Degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Fayrouz returned home to Michigan to contribute to Detroit’s revitalization. In 2015, Fayrouz became the first Director of Detroit’s Office of Immigrant Affairs under Mayor Mike Duggan – where she helped immigrants integrate into the city, find jobs and start businesses. Fayrouz also served as the Board Chair for Emgage-USA MI – an organization she helped launch that fosters civic and electoral participation within the Muslim-American community.

Saad is outspokenly anti Trump and calls him racist among other things.

In a video on Saad’s Facebook page she states:

Separating children and families just to look tough is an act of terrorism by a racist and incompetent president. It’s time to take our country back. We need to send proven fighters to DC, who are ready to clean up the damage of this presidency and bring it to an end. And the day I get to Washington is the day we start to take this country back.

Saad is calling for gun control and says she will take on the NRA.

Saad, like all other muslims running in midterm elections, is against the travel ban.

August 7, 2018 is the Democratic primary election.

 

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