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Laila Ali Elmi becomes first Muslim woman in Sweden parliament

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SHAFAQNA- Leila Ali Elmi took a seat in the Swedish parliament as the first Somali-Swedish Muslim woman. Somali-Swedish politician Laila Ali Elmi has become the first East African Muslim woman  to be elected to the Swedish National Parliament,…

Two Muslim politicians Could Be First Muslim Women In US Congress

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SHAFAQNA-A number of progressive Muslim Americans are competing for governmental office across the US. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have the potential to be the ‘first’ Muslim woman elected to sit in Congress. America has 3.5m Muslims,…

Muslim woman accuses One Nation leader of double standards: "I am as much an Australian as you are"

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SHAFAQNA - The young Muslim woman’s challenge to the One Nation leader of double standards  received overwhelming applause from the studio audience after she accused Ms Pauline Hanson in a bold declaration of Australian pride. The One…

Muslim woman wins discrimination case after refusing handshake at job interview in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA - A Swedish Muslim woman, 24, whose job interview as an interpreter in Uppsala, Sweden was abruptly cut short when she refused to shake hands with a man for religious reasons, wins discrimination case. Farah Alhajeh said she placed…

Muslim-Americans women on the ballot for congressional seats

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SHAFAQNA - Rashida Tlaib could be the first Muslim woman in the US Congress, but first has to defeat Detroit's Democratic establishment. According to npr, Muslim-Americans on the ballot for congressional seats are Rashida Tlaib and Fayrouz…

US Muslim woman stabbed, beaten after attacker tries to tear off her hijab

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim woman has been attacked by a stranger who tried to tear off her hijab, stabbed her and beat her when she resisted. The anonymous victim was treated in hospital after the assault, which took place as she walked home from…

Muslim woman set on fire in New York City

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim woman had her blouse set on fire outside an upscale boutique in Manhattan, police sources said. The 36-year-old woman was wearing traditional Muslim attire and was able to douse the flames herself, in what appears to…

US man rips off hijab from Muslim woman, screams: "This is America!"

SHAFAQNA - If attacks against Muslims have become a regular occurrence - a direct result of the narrative of hate and exclusion Western governments have been only too keen to front, to better assert their own neo-imperialistic agenda, one incident…
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Muslim woman is ran over by far-right radical in Brussels

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim woman was run over by a car which appears to drive at speed towards her during a right-wing rally in Brussels. This attack comes after a flare up in xenophobic attack against Muslims and ethnic minorities in Belgium. It…