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Ilhan Omar: I stand here with many firsts to my name

AFP Minneapolis, MN, United States Nov 07, 2018, 12.00 PM (IST)

"I stand here before you tonight...with many firsts behind my name," says Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, after winning a House seat in a heavily-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota. "The first woman of colour to represent our state in Congress. The first woman to wear a hijab to represent our state in Congress. The first refugee ever elected to Congress. And one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.