REPORT: Multiple Somalian refugees win political office in US elections

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With just a week to go before the election, Safiya Khalid was in tears. She had spent the past six months knocking on hundreds of doors in Lewiston, Maine, the city where she arrived as a refugee more than a decade earlier, and where she hoped to be the first Somali immigrant to win a seat on the city council. Suddenly, online trolls from as far away as Alabama and Mississippi were hurling vile abuse at her, telling her that Muslims had no place in American government and she should go back to where she came from.

“I just couldn’t take it,” Khalid told The Washington Post on Tuesday night. “I was crying so bad. My eyes were completely red.”

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Khalid, a Democrat, was unsettled by the fact that someone had posted her address on social media. But she was also worried the hate-fueled attacks would become a distraction. So she deleted her Facebook account, asked friends to look out for worrisome comments and went back to pounding the streets with her leaflets and her clipboard.

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Khalid, 23, won her race by a “significant margin” Tuesday night, and may be the youngest person to ever serve on the Lewiston City Council, as well as the first Somali immigrant, the Washington Post report states.

Another 23-year-old Somalian woman, Nadia Mohamed also won a seat on the St. Louis Park City Council in Minnesota.

Additionallly, another Somalian refugee, Abdulsalam Adam, won a seat on a school board in Minnesota, according to a Twitter post by Bernie Sanders Iowa political coordinator Abshir Omar.

Fellow Somalian refugee Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) tweeted in response to the report, “You might smear us. You might hurl racist attacks at us. But we will always rise up to serve our communities. Congratulations, Safiya!”

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11 Comments

  1. Vicki November 6th, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Sharia here we come

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  2. Kathy November 6th, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Wait until they pull the shit the 2 are in Congress and the other idiot

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  3. Mary November 6th, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    WTH. What idiots are electing these Somalians. Are they American citizens. You’ve seen the trouble that Omar an AOC intellibot have caused this is just a magnitude of the problems we’re having with elections. I’m sure George Soros was in on this again we have to get him out of this country and stop his sending money to liberals. Sharia law here we come. God bless Trump God Bless America and I hope the hell this is not how the election is going to go. If it is we have lost America

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  4. Roslyons November 6th, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    History is repeating itself. Hasn’t the country learned a thing from the squad and their hate for America.

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  5. Sandra Thompson November 6th, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    History is repeating itself, look at Europe, apparently these idiots want Islam in schools and Sharia Law.
    It will be a cold day in hell before I bow to this evil ideology.
    America had better learn how to fight back because it’s going to happen, why do you think they are in every country World Wide, they are taking over in every country they are in, Belgium is practically there, Hungary is not letting them in. They are smart, they want to keep Christianity and protect their people, not like here.
    Soros has to be dealt with by the Government, he is behind getting these people in to destroy America.
    I really feel sorry for my grandchildren at what is going to happen to their future.
    Christians are being persecuted World Wide and they are here.
    We are heading for disaster and by voting these Muslims in we are signing away our freedom.

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  6. Hal Trefry November 6th, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    More anti Americans bigots in political office.Goodluck Lewiston Maine.

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  7. Connie Corwell November 6th, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Just friggin great. What happened to our America?

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    • Laurie Farr November 6th, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      Amen, Connie!! Obama let in 80K Somalian refugees and they settled mostly in MN. Little by little they are infiltrating our school boards, city councils, state & national governments. He had many Muslims working in his Administration. Are they even US citizens? It all started when Obama was in office. Are they eventually going to vote in Sharia Law? You come to America as a immigrant/refugee, you are suppose to follow our laws and accept our way of life, not try to change our country.

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      • Sue November 7th, 2019 at 12:27 am

        All methodically planned, They are quietly searching empty seats in every Gov sector to grow in power. This is sickening and a major threat to all Americans.

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  8. Grin n barrett November 6th, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Brought to you by the mobs that are attacking anyone who looks like they have something they can steal and sell, Somalians. Americans have lost their minds. In the rush to be the most liberal, they are selling out the citizens of their city, county and state. This is madness. They ask for it, they got it, we will ALL pay for it…..enter the three congress members as proof.

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  9. Amy D. ThompsonBernard November 7th, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Sad to say that if local laws don’t require natural born citizenship then if these women are here legally or they have gotten awarded citizenship this is all legal.
    It’s up to us to change our local laws to __REQUIRE__ natural born citizenship for any political office.

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