The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today attended the swearing-in ceremony of State Senator Sheikh Rahman, the first Muslim and first immigrant elected to the Georgia state legislature. Senator Rahman took his oath of office on the Quran, the Islamic holy book, as he stood alongside his wife and children.
A diverse audience joined the ceremony in the Georgia State Capitol, which featured interfaith prayers from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist speakers.
“We congratulate State Senator Rahman for making history as the first Muslim and first immigrant elected to the Georgia state legislature,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. “We pray that he will harness his experience and values in order serve his constituents and the broader community with honor and integrity.”
As I wrote in a previous article:
Rahman is an immigrant from Bangladesh, who came to the U.S. in 1981 and became a U.S. Citizen in 1995.
Rahman has been involved in politics since he arrived in America. On his website it states:
From the moment he stepped foot on American soil, Rahman was involved in local politics. A college friend invited him to work on a political campaign for Charlotte’s Mayor, Eddie Knox, who was running for Governor. He continued to work on political campaigns but never thought of running for office himself, until he saw man with a “funny name,” educated in Indonesia, become President of the United States — Barack Obama.
After 2008, Rahman became heavily involved in politics, joining the NAACP, National Action Network, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Democratic Party of Georgia. In addition to serving as an active member of the Labor, Asian-American and LGBT caucuses, he is a SuperDelegate for the State of Georgia. He also serves as an advisor to the Alliance of South Asian American Labor.
Rahman is pro-illegals.
On his website it states:
We must create a path to citizenship for Georgia’s 400,000 undocumented immigrants and protect programs like DACA and TPS, which ensure asylum for people fleeing violence and political conflicts in their countries of origin.
Rahman is anti-guns and says he will work hard for an F rating from the NRA.
On his website it states:
Across America, citizens are saying: “Enough is enough!” with gun-related deaths. I will work hard to receive an F rating from the NRA. I will fight to strengthen background checks, raise the gun-buying age, requiring gun safety classes & testing before issuing licenses, make “bump stocks” illegal, close the “gun show loophole, repeal State Laws requiring police departments to re-sell confiscated guns used in crimes, and most importantly, fund research to study the causes of and solutions for gun-related deaths.
Rahman is endorsed by CAIR.
Rahman seems to be close buddies with Jesse Jackson. He has several photos of himself and Jackson together, on his Facebook page. Rahman also has photos of himself with Bill Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison, Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, Donna Brazile and Chuck Schumer.
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