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Young Muslim women in hijabs are elected for the first time as deputies in many states

The Muslim community in the United States performed well in the elections held the day before. A total of 145 Muslims took part in local, regional and federal elections. At the federal level, all three members of Congress - Andre Carson, Ilhan Umar and Rashida Tlaib - were successfully re-elected. Meanwhile, the first Muslim did not appear in the Senate - Republican heart surgeon Mehmet Oz lost to Democratic rival John Fetterman.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, also a Muslim, has retained his position. Of the 29 elected Muslim deputies at the regional level, many became the first such in their states. Among them are Delaware Assemblyman Madina Wilson-Anton, Colorado MP Iman Jode and Senator Saud Anwar from the same state, IslamNews reports citing The National. In Georgia, Senator Sheikh Rahman is no longer the only Muslim, joined by Senator Nabilah Islam and Rep. Ruva Romman, a Palestinian by birth. In Illinois, Nabilah Saeed, an Indian-Muslim woman, at 23, became the youngest member of the state legislature. She and Palestinian Abdelnasser Rashid became the first Muslims in the Illinois legislature. Texas also had its first Muslim legislators, Suleman Lalani and Salman Bhojani. In Maine, a Muslim woman was also elected to the legislature, and 26-year-old Mana Abdi has Somali roots and wears a hijab, like other Muslim women elected to government posts. In Minnesota, for the first time, a Muslim woman became a state senator. Elected to the Senate, Zainab Muhamed is only 25 years old. In Ohio, 26-year-old Munira Abdullahi also became the first Muslim woman in the legislature.