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Rashida Tlaib, With Primary Win, Is Poised to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress

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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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DETROIT — By the time Rashida Tlaib was finished, not a dry eye remained in the room.

“I want people across the country to know that you don’t need to sell out,” Ms. Tlaib said early Wednesday morning. “You don’t have to change who you are to run for office — and that is what this country is about.”

Ms. Tlaib is poised to become the first Muslim woman ever elected to Congress, after she narrowly defeated Brenda Jones, Detroit’s City Council president, in a Democratic primary race to succeed longtime Representative John Conyers Jr. in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. She will run unopposed in November. In a separate Democratic primary contest for a special election to serve the remaining months of Mr. Conyers’s term, Ms. Jones prevailed over Ms. Tlaib on Wednesday afternoon, according to The Associated Press.

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It looks like Congress is set to have their first Muslim, female, member come November. Tlaib faced off against Brenda Jones in the Democratic primary for John Conyers soon to be vacant House of Representatives seat. Currently the Republicans have not fielded a candidate for the seat so it looks like Tlaib will be running uncontested in November, guaranteeing her election.

While the media is focusing on the fact that Tlaib is female and Muslim there is another story that is being largely ignored. Tlaib is a follower of Bernie Sanders and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. This now marks their second big win in the past few weeks.

While the DSA may not have fared as well as some may have expected yesterday this is still a significant victory for them.

So ATS what are your thoughts about this Muslim socialist that heckled Trump in 2016 being elected to Congress?



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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

I think the left should have all socialists elected, so they can be seen for what they truly are. Then we can stop playing this game of calling it something other than what it is. Oh, and Viva Venezuela!



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:39 PM
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Good luck with the socialist plans because those policies don't have a snowballs chance in hell of working in action. The USA turned into a Mad Max world is the end result. I don't give a frak what religion she worships. She had better put the American Laws and the Constitution FIRST before her petty religious beliefs
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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254


I don't care that she's a Muslim, I do care that she's a Socialist.

Congress needs more Libertarians, both major parties suck.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:48 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

What I don't understand is why do people view Libertarians as alt right extremists? Or am I wrong?


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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

I could give a R.A. about her identity, or the identity politics sure to follow. But "democratic socialism" is the harbinger of a ruined America.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: WarPig1939
What I don't understand is why do people view Libertarians as alt right extremists? Or am I wrong?


If they do they're terrorists to common sense.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: WarPig1939

Probably because it has been co-opted by a number of alt-Right extremist groups. The neo-Nazis and white supremacists love the Libertarians because they always defend their right to spout hate.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Maybe she'll help put pressure on our Muslim "allies" in the ME to address human rights or lack there of as it were.

Edit: never mind, socialists stop caring about human rights once they get elected.
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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

But isn't that the point? We have free speech for a reason... Everyone else that isn't Libertarian are trying to censor and regulate hate speech.

Everyone has forgotten that free speech has consequances like everything else in life. People should learn to grow up and ignore the stupidity of others instead of forcing someone else to do something they don't like to make you feel happy.

Hurt feelings = prison time. Seriously?

I don't like hate groups either but you don't see me demanding they be silenced because its wrong. As long as they don't threaten to kill or hurt others.
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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:02 PM
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Way to keep that church and state separated!



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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Oh yeah she's a real winner.



“A lot of my strength comes from being Palestinian,” she said at one point. Ms. Tlaib’s mother draped her in the Palestinian flag as she spoke.




“I will fight back against every racist and oppressive structure that needs to be dismantled,” Ms. Tlaib said. “You deserve better than what we have today with our president.”


This country deserves better than those that draw 'strength' from foreign 'states' that didn't exist during the Ottoman Empire.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Way to keep that church and state separated!



Lol right! First non secular congressman, SICK!

Still laughing though, good one.
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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Tlaib is an ideologue.

Last thing congress needs is more of those.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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Get ready for ....



Muslim prayer from minaret

all things =

🔑🔓


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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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If there's one thing this country needs it's more Detroit-style leadership.

I can't wait to change my name to Humongous and cruise the ruined desert that once was America, fighting street wars over guzzaline.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman
I can't wait to change my name to Humongous and cruise the ruined desert that once was America, fighting street wars over guzzaline.


If you do I will so ride DB into the arena like a modern day MasterBlaster.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Xcalibur254


I don't care that she's a Muslim, I do care that she's a Socialist.

Congress needs more Libertarians, both major parties suck.


I agree about both parties but both here affiliations concern me.
What is her stance on:
Female genital mutilation?
Arranged marriages/underage marriages
Sharia courts?
People will say it doesn't matter that she's a Muslim, I disagree.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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This woman draped in the Palestinian flag is going to "fight racism" ?

Right.

I'm sure she'll be standing side by side with ADL.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals

Female genital mutilation?


We already chop dude's junk, how you with that?


Arranged marriages/underage marriages


Don't care about arranged, you can always bail when you're an adult and the time rolls around. Underage is already permitted with parental consent.


Sharia courts?


That piece of paper the Founding Guys wrote says 'no' Sharia for the masses. If you want to voluntarily have some Sharia Cleric tell you what to do how do you stop that?


People will say it doesn't matter that she's a Muslim, I disagree.


People say I shouldn't worry about wacko Christian extremists like Ted Wacko Cruz the Dominionist too. All religious wackos are bad.




edit on 8-8-2018 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



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