Sharia is NOT creeping any longer. One day all lower religions will pay homage to Islam. Yeshua come quickly!

Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., right, talks with a reporter between sessions during member-elect briefings and orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., right, talks with a reporter between sessions during member-elect briefings and orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Carolyn Kaster AP

The first Native American and Muslim women elected to Congress. The first female governors in Maine and South Dakota. Here are some of the new leaders who will soon be taking office.

But for Tlaib, using the Quran sends an unmistakable message after she and incoming Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, made history in the 2018 midterms as the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

“It’s important to me because a lot of Americans have this kind of feeling that Islam is somehow foreign to American history,” Tlaib told The Detroit Free Press. “Muslims were there at the beginning. … Some of our founding fathers knew more about Islam than some members of Congress now.”

Along with using the Quran, Tlaib “has said she will wear a Palestinian gown called a thobe for her swearing-in ceremony,” CNN reported. The Detroit Free Press reported that Tlaib will wear a thobe that her mother specifically created for her during the swearing.

Some on social media have started to post pictures of their own thobes in a show of solidarity with Tlaib.

“Every child of immigrant parents knows what it means,” Tlaib told CNN. “Their biggest hope is that they want us to succeed, but they also don’t want us to lose a part of who we are.”

In an interview with The Detroit Free Press, Tlaib emphasized that she wanted to use the Quran because she “believe(s) in secular government.”

“My swearing in on the (Quran) is about me showing that the American people are made up of diverse backgrounds and we all have love of justice and freedom,” she told the newspaper. “My faith has centered me. The prophet Mohammed was always talking about freedom and justice.”

Omar also made history as the first member of Congress who is a Somali American, while Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American woman to do the same.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison – the first Muslim ever elected to Congress – visits a Charlotte Democratic field office to talk with campaign workers.

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