There are two new Council Women in the US and they are a lot like Ilhan Omar. Elected to Lewiston City Council yesterday is Safiya Khalid. She’s 23 years old, and a Somalian-born. Khalid was first settled at Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya at a younger age, then moved to the State of Maine. She’s a Muslim.
Next is Nadia Mohammed who just won a seat at the St Louis Park Council in Minnesota. Mohammed is also 23 years old, a Somalian-born African immigrant, and a Muslim. She won 63 percent of votes against the incumbent.