More and more muslims are being elected into the United States Government and several of them have been sworn into office on the quran.
At least 6 muslims have been sworn into office with their hand on the quran.
Keith Ellison made history by becoming the first muslim U.S. Congressman in 2007. Ellison was sworn into office with his hand on the quran.
Carolyn Walker-Diallo became the first female muslim Judge in 2015. Walker-Diallo was elected in Brooklyn’s 7th Municipal District. Walker was sworn into office with her hand on the quran.
Hammoud is up for re-election.
Ilhan Omar is a Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 60B. She was first elected in 2016. Omar was the first Somali muslim legislator elected to office in the United States.
Abdikadir “AK” Hassan is the District 3 representative on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in Minnesota. Hassan was sworn into office with his hand on the quran.
Atif Qarni was appointed secretary of education by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Qarni was sworn into office on the quran.
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