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Nov 07, 2018
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Muslim Brotherhood TV following Midterms: What Kind of Culture Waits 229 Years To Elect A Hijab-Wearing Woman?

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Source: Mekameleen TV (Egypt Muslim Brotherhood from Turkey)

Mohammed Naser, a host on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Mekameleen TV, criticized the U.S. for waiting for 229 years before electing a hijab-wearing woman to Congress despite the nation's freedoms of movement, speech, assembly, life, and self-defense. Naser said that Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) was elected to Congress regardless of President Trump's hatred of Somalis, and Muslims in general. He added: "Is this the Western civilization you love so much?" Naser's remarks aired on Mekameleen TV, which is a Turkey-based Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood channel, on November 7, 2018.

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Mohammed Naser: Ilhan Omar is the first hijab-wearing woman in U.S. history to be elected to Congress. For 229 years, since 1789, when the American founders wrote a document with 12 clauses – freedom of movement, freedom of life, the right to bear arms, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly… Yet for 229 years, the Americans did not elect a hijab-wearing woman to Congress.

 

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Even though Trump hates the Somalis, as well as the fact that they are spreading in Minnesota, and even though he hates the Muslims in general… That girl – or rather, that woman – Ilhan Omar, who was born in 1982, won her seat in the House of Representatives, despite the will of Trump and all those who got him here – despite the will of the extremist American right in its entirety. But the question remains: What kind of civilization in this world waits 229 years before agreeing to let a hijab-wearing woman into Congress? What kind of culture does that nation have? Is that the Western civilization you love so much – a civilization that delays for 229 years before accepting the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman to Congress?

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