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Muslims Eyeing Congressional Run In 2020

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Published on: July 8, 2020

Nearly 2 decades after 9/11, Muslims in the US are apparently so protected and emboldened that they are running for Congress like never before.  That’s right, those of the antichrist religion of Islam (Read 1 & 2 John to find out who and what an antichrist is) are seeking seats in our federal government.

We have reported over the past few years of a multitude of Muslims running and winning political office, including becoming judges.

With that said, our friend Deplorable Kel has compiled a list of Muslims running for Congress this election season.

Shahid Buttar

Shahid Buttar is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 12th Congressional district. He is running against Nancy Pelosi. Buttar was born to Pakistani immigrants in the U.K. and later came to the U.S. Buttar is anti-President Trump and claims that Pelosi is too soft of President Trump. He also claims that Pelosi is not progressive enough to represent San Francisco. Buttar recently advanced from the primary election and will face Nancy Pelosi in the general election on Nov. 3rd 2020.

Alp Basaran

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Alp Basaran is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 9th congressional district. According to reports, Basaran, born in Turkey, came to the United States when he was four years-old and became an undocumented immigrant after overstaying his visa. Basaran and his mother were sent back to Turkey, while his dad remained in the U.S. Four and a half years later, Basaran received his green card and moved back to the U.S. Basaran is anti-President Trump and claims that the idea of the America Dream has been distorted since Donald Trump was elected. Basaran claims that Trump’s policies have exacerbated racism, xenophobia, misogyny and divisions among Americans. If elected, Basaran would not only be the first Turkish-American in Congress but the third formerly undocumented American and fifth Muslim. The Democratic primary election is scheduled on July 7, 2020.

Solomon Rajput

Solomon Rajput is challenging U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell in Michigan’s 12th congressional district. Rajput is a self-described progressive and the son of Pakistani immigrants. Rajput supports The Green New Deal, Tuition-Free College & Canceling Student Debt and Medicare for All. Rajput supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016, but after Sanders lost the primary election, Rajput became a field organizer for Hillary Clinton. After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the general election, Rajput founded an activist organization called Michigan Resistance. Rajput recently released a campaign video on Facebook saying, “We’re done waiting, it’s our turn now.” The Democratic primary election is scheduled on August 4, 2020.

Badrun Nahar Khan

Badrun Nahar Khan is a Democratic candidate running for U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 14th Congressional District. Khan, the daughter of Bengali born parents, is challenging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her seat in Congress. During a recent speech, Khan told her supporters that she is running to represent Bangladeshi American’s in Congress. Khan went onto say she hopes to one day see a Bangladeshi American as President. She also told her supporters that it was time for the Bangladeshi community to rise and shine, change Congress and make new laws. The Democratic primary election is scheduled on June 23, 2020UPDATE: Khan was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Nabilah Islam

Nabilah Islam is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Islam, a 29-year-old muslim woman, is the daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants. Islam worked as the Deputy Southern States Finance Director for Hillary for America, she served as the Finance Director for the Florida Democratic Party. Islam is endorsed by Occupy Democrats. The Democratic primary election is on May 19, 2020UPDATE: Islam was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Rashid Malik

Rashid Malik is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Malik is a muslim man who was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He came to the United States in 1979. In several Facebook posts, Malik calls on muslims to “come forward” and “rebuild OUR America” and asks his fellow muslims, “What are we afraid of?” Malik is a Hillary Clinton supporter. According to Malik’s website, his top priorities are Medicare for All, Minimum Wage, Green New Deal, Corporate Tax Reform, Prison System Reform, Tuition Free College, Gun Safety, Jobs, Women’s Rights. On Malik’s website, it states: “We should have common-sense gun laws in place. We need universal background check, genetic test, psychological test and training for anyone who wants to keep guns with a permit. But no Guns for Mass Murdering should be allowed in the hands of common citizens.” The Democratic primary election is on May 19, 2020UPDATE: Malik was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Imtiaz Ahmad Mohammad

Imtiaz Ahmad Mohammad is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Florida‘s 22nd Congressional District. Mohammad is a muslim immigrant from Pakistan who came to the United States in 1991. Mohammad only became a U.S. citizen about five years ago. Mohammad is the publisher of the “Asian Times,” a monthly magazine focused on South Asians living in the United States. Mohammad is the founder of American Muslim Progressive Caucus. Mohammad is “in support of universal background checks and a ban on assault-style, semi-automatic weapons, bump stocks, and high capacity magazines for civilian use.” Mohammad has also stated that he wants to repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The Democratic primary election is on August 18th 2020. UPDATE: Mohammad suspended his campaign for Congress.

Shaniyat Chowdhury

Shaniyat Chowdhury is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 5th Congressional District. Chowdhury, a muslim born in Queens to Bangladeshi parents, claims that he is “more American than Trump could ever be.” Chowdhury was a staffer and lead organizer on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional campaign. He says that he was inspired by his friend AOC. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Chowdhury is a bartender and member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The Democratic primary election is on June 23, 2020. UPDATE: Chowdhury was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Saafir Rabb

Saafir Rabb is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Rabb says he “will bring a strong voice to DC to advocate for job creation, affordable housing, unemployment insurance, quality education, and gun control.” Rabb served as an advisor to President Barack Obama’s transition team and is currently a board member with the Coalition for Black Excellence and Words Beats and Life. The Democratic primary election is on April 28, 2020. UPDATE: Rabb was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Dalia Al-Aqidi

Dalia Al-Aqidi is a Republican candidate challenging Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional seat in the 2020 election. Al-Aqidi, like Omar, is a former refugee. Al-Aqidi is from Iraq, while Omar is from Somalia. Also like Omar, Al-Aqidi is muslim and proud of her faith. According to Fox News, Al-Aqidi has 31 years of experience as a journalist, including as a White House correspondent for Alhurra, a U.S.-based Arabic channel that airs in the Middle East. The Republican primary is on August 11 2020.

Leila Shukri Adan

Leila Shukri Adan is a Democratic candidate challenging Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional seat. Adan is a Somali immigrant who came to the U.S. 20 years ago. She refers to herself as a progressive Democrat.

Qasim Rashid

Qasim Rashid is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 1st Congressional District. Rashid is a muslim immigrant from Pakistan. According to Rashid’s Facebook page, Tim Kaine is his old law school professor. Not only was Kaine his professor, but they have remained friends. Rashid ran for Virginia State Senate in 2019 but was defeated in the general election. During his run for State Senate, Rashid was endorsed by Emgage Action, a political organization aimed at getting muslims elected in the U.S. The Democratic primary election is on June 23rd 2020.

Ihssane leckey

Ihssane leckey is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District. Leckey is a muslim immigrant from Morocco. The primary election is on September 1st 2020.

Iman-Utopia Layjou Bah

Iman-Utopia Layjou Bah is an Independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. The election is November 3rd 2020.

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District. Al-Khatahtbeh, is the founder of Muslimgirl.com. Her campaign platform prioritizes progressive causes, including Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, student loan cancellation, tuition-free public universities, criminal justice reform and a federal $15 minimum wage. The primary election is on July 7th 2020.

Muslim Congressional candidates running for re-election in 2020:

Andre Carson is running for re-election to U.S. House of Representatives in Indiana’s 7th Congressional District. The Democratic primary on June 2, 2020.

Rashida Tlaib is running for re-election to U.S House of Representatives in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.

Ilhan Omar is running for re-election to U.S House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.

Muslim Congressional candidates that were defeated in the 2020 primary election or withdrew from the race:

Ameena Matthews was a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’ 1st Congressional District. Matthews was defeated in the Democratic primary election on March 17, 2020.

Rush Darwish was a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Darwish was defeated in the Democratic primary election on March 17th 2020.

Ahmad Adnan was a Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Texas. Adnan was defeated in the Republican primary on March 3, 2020.

Imran Khan was a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Texas’ 6th Congressional District. He withdrew before the Democratic primary on March 3, 2020.

Nasir Shaikh was a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. Shaikh was defeated in the Republican primary on March 3, 2020.

Aisha Wahab was a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in California‘s 15th Congressional District. Wahab suspended her campaign.

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