Ilhan Omar, a Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, said something that will astound you. Talking at a conference to Muslims, she told them that they shouldn’t feel uncomfortable, and if they do they should ask why?
Ilhan Omar, originally from Somalia, moved to the United States with her family in 1992 at the age of 14. Omar and her family first arrived in New York, then they moved to Virginia, then finally settling in Minneapolis.
Omar was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016 on the Democratic Farmer Party Ticket. In 2018 Omar was elected to the United States House of Representatives. She was the first Somali American, the first non-white American woman from Minnesota, to be elected to the US Congress. She is also one of the first two Muslim women, Rashida Tlaib, from Michigan to serve in Congress.
On 11th September 2001, there were four coordinated terror attacks on United States soil. Four US passenger airliners were hijacked by Al-Qaeda. One of the planes was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, in Manhattan, New York. A second plane was flown into the South Tower of the Trade Center.
The third plane crashed into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, located in Virginia. The fourth plane was heading towards Washington DC, but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Muslim Organizations across the United States called upon all Muslim Americans to come forward with their skills and resources to help alleviate the sufferings of the families affected.
Many countries across the globe condemned the attacks. The exception was Iraq, who made a statement saying “the American cowboys are reaping the fruit of their crimes against humanity.” Many countries introduced Anti- Terrorism Legislation as the World Trade Center attacks served as a wake-up call.
How are Muslims treated in the US?
Muslims perceive widespread hostility toward their faith. Researchers found that Muslims in America perceive significant bias against them. However, Muslims are allowed to practice religion freely, attend private schools, and go to university and work in any field. There is probably no country that is better to live in than the United States for a Muslim. Well, actually, Israel may be better.