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ムスリムで黒人で女性でありしかもソマリア難民だったIlhan Omarさんが米国下院議員に当選したことをニュースで知りました。one result was a glimmer of hope for people who opposed Donald Trumpとガーディアンは彼女の当選をglimmer of hopeと表現しています。

Ilhan Omar becomes first Somali American legislator in the US
The 34-year-old Muslim woman was elected to Minnesota’s state house of representatives, soon after Donald Trump said Somali immigrants are a ‘disaster’

Mazin Sidahmed
Wednesday 9 November 2016 21.09 GMT

In an election that starkly divided the country on Tuesday, one result was a glimmer of hope for people who opposed Donald Trump: Minnesota elected America’s first Somali American legislator, Ilhan Omar.

The 34-year-old, who came to America as a refugee almost 20 years ago, beat out a Republican opponent to gain a seat in the state house of representatives.

“Tonight, we are celebrating this win, our win. But our work won’t stop,” she said after her victory. “We will continue to build a more prosperous and equitable district, state and nation where each and every one of us has opportunities to thrive and move forward together.”

Omar, a practicing Muslim who wears a hijab, walked a long and difficult path to election, and won in a year where Muslims faced a barrage of hate crimes and threats.


ミネソタ州はクリントンが勝利を収めた州ですが見事に都市と農村部で青と赤にきっぱり分かれています。トランプはミネソタ州にも直前に遊説に来て暴言を吐いていたそうです。

Her victory came less than a week after President-elect Donald Trump referred to Somali immigrants in the area as “a disaster” during a rally.

“Here in Minnesota, you’ve seen firsthand the problems caused with faulty refugee vetting, with very large numbers of Somali refugees coming into your state without your knowledge, without your support or approval,” Trump said days before the election. “Some of them [are] joining Isis and spreading their extremist views all over our country and all over the world.”


当選前の動画ですが彼女の経歴がわかるものです。


こちらはElle UKのニュースですがこちらはthere was some uplifting newsと彼女の当選を紹介しています。

Meet The First Somali-American Muslim Woman Legislator In The US
Ilhan Omar made history on Tuesday night.

BY KATIE JONES
NOV 10, 2016

For those who are feeling disheartened after learning that Hillary Clinton will not be the first female President of the United States, there was some uplifting news to emerge from Tuesday night's election.
Ilhan Omar, a 34-year-old former refugee and practicing Muslim, became America's first Somalian-American female legislator and beat out her Republican opponent to gain a seat at Minnesota's state house of representatives.

According the The Star Tribune, Omar arrived in the US as a child after escaping the civil war in her home country of Somalia at the age of eight. She spent four years at a Kenyan refugee camp, before she immigrated to Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside area with her family aged 12.


上院も下院も共和党が多数を占めたという現実がありますが、希望の持てる結果も出ているんですね。
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