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Muslims Sworn into Office on the Quran

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Keith Ellison made history by becoming the first muslim U.S. Congressman in 2007. Ellison was sworn in with his hand on the quran.

Ellison is currently running for Attorney General in Minnesota. 

Carolyn Walker-Diallo became the first female muslim Judge in 2015. Walker-Diallo was elected in Brooklyn’s 7th Municipal District. Walker was sworn in with her hand on the quran.

Abdullah Hammoud is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 15. In December of 2016, Hammoud was sworn into office on the quran.

Hammoud is up for reelection.

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.

In January of 2017, Omar was sworn into office with her hand on a quran. Not just any quran, but the biggest quran that Omar could find.

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