My friend Rashida: far more than the first Muslim American congresswoman | Khaled A Beydoun

Tlaib’s commitment to social justice and grassroots organizing is what fueled her to knock down the ultimate door, and make history

I walked into Rashida Tlaib’s election watch party shortly after midnight. Making the fifteen minute drive from downtown Detroit, where Abdul El-Sayed, the Muslim physician hopeful for the Michigan governorship held his party, to the gritty Old Redford neighborhood on the city’s northwest side, where Rashida set up her headquarters.

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