Rep. Rashida Tlaib Told NYT: ‘My Allah is She’

By Staff | January 7, 2019 | 3:18pm EST
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Screen Capture)

( - Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.), who along with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.), is one of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress, told the New York Times in August that her “Allah is She.”

Tlaib also told the Detroit Free Press in September that she believes Allah is a woman.

Here is an excerpt from the profile of Tlaib that the New York Times ran on Aug. 14, 2018 in which she explained that she believes Allah “is She”:

“In a year when a record number of women are running for Congress, and races across the country include gay, lesbian and transgender candidates and many people of color, Ms. Tlaib, 42, represents a new addition to the mosaic of American politics….

“The symbolic importance of her new role was only starting to sink in as Ms. Tlaib walked into the women’s entrance of her family’s mosque on Friday for afternoon prayers. …

“Inside, Ms. Tlaib joined her mother and other women to form a single line at the front of the room. For the first time, an American almost certainly on her way to Congress stood shoulder to shoulder with her Muslim sisters and bowed toward Mecca.

“‘Today I was being thankful, embracing how incredibly blessed I am to grow up here, to have this tremendous opportunity,” said Ms. Tlaib, who usually attends prayers for holidays. ‘Sometimes I say, “Thank her,” because my Allah is She.’”

Here is an excerpt from the profile of Rashida Tlaib that the Detroit Free press published on Sept. 9, 2018:

“She acknowledges that, for some in her faith community, she's not ‘Muslim enough,’ though she says she believes Allah--whom she believes is a woman if anything--understands. ‘As long as she knows that I am, um ... giving back and doing things that I think are reflective of Islam ...’ she said.”

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