IslamismDecember 9 2021, 12:56 pm

US Muslim Brotherhood Group Community Organizer To Run For Minnesota State Senate

Islam­ic media is report­ing a 24-year-old com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er for the Min­neso­ta chap­ter of the Coun­cil on Amer­i­can-Islam­ic Rela­tions (CAIR) has announced her can­di­da­cy for the Min­neso­ta State Sen­ate. Accord­ing to the arti­cle:

Decem­ber 3, 2021 A 24-year-old Mus­lim woman has announced her plans to run for Min­neso­ta State Sen­ate, seek­ing to make his­to­ry as the first Black and youngest woman elect­ed to the Min­neso­ta Sen­ate. “I’ve walked the halls of the Sen­ate for the past year-and-a-half lob­by­ing for bills, and I nev­er saw myself in there. There’s not a sin­gle Black woman,” Zaynab Mohamed told Sahan Jour­nal ahead of her cam­paign announcement.

Read the rest here.

Zaynab Mohamed is run­ning to replace retir­ing State Sen­a­tor Patri­cia Tor­res Ray. Mohamed, who has been work­ing with CAIR-Min­neso­ta since 2021, said If elect­ed, she would be the youngest woman elect­ed to the Min­neso­ta Sen­ate and will be cam­paign­ing to ensure acces­si­ble health­care at the state lev­el. Mohamed, whose fam­i­ly immi­grat­ed to the US from Soma­lia, has received an endorse­ment from incom­ing Min­neapo­lis City Coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive Robin Won­s­ley Wor­lobah (Demo­c­ra­t­ic Social­ists of Amer­i­ca). Mohamed is run­ning as a Demo­c­rat, although Wor­lobah has described her as a “Social­ist.” Mohamed is plan­ning to enter the Demo­c­ra­t­ic pri­ma­ry sched­uled for August 9, 2022.

CAIR is part of the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, a transna­tion­al Islamist net­work cov­ered by the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR). It describes itself as “a grass­roots civ­il rights and advo­ca­cy group” and as “Amer­i­ca’s largest Islam­ic civ­il lib­er­ties group” and was found­ed in 1994 by three offi­cers of the Islam­ic Asso­ci­a­tion of Pales­tine, part of the US Hamas infra­struc­ture at that time. The orga­ni­za­tion has repeat­ed­ly joined oth­er groups with ties to the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in engag­ing Mus­lim cit­i­zens to par­tic­i­pate in con­sul­ta­tive meet­ings with leg­isla­tive offices and state sen­a­tors, high­light­ing the need to com­bat Islam­o­pho­bia and anti-Mus­lim sen­ti­ment in the US.

In Novem­ber 2020, the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ed that a 27-year-old board mem­ber of CAIR – Okla­homa had been elect­ed to the Okla­homa state leg­is­la­ture in the 2020 gen­er­al election.

For more on CAIR, go here.


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