The First Muslim Woman Has Been Elected to Germany’s Parliament

The First Muslim Woman Has Been Elected to Germany’s Parliament

Muslims being elected to prominent positions within their respective governments is becoming a thing now, and we love it.  Following London’s election of Sadiq Khan as mayor, Germany has now elected a Muslim woman to parliament.

Muhterem Aras has been elected in the German state parliament as a speaker.

In this historical moment, she also happens to be the first Muslim woman to take office.

Aras, 50, is part of the Green Party and won against the “populist anti-immigration party” last week.

She won by a significant majority, saying “We wrote history today.”

Her victory was unexpected, as a poll released on Thursday indicated that nearly two-thirds of Germans think Islam does not “belong” in their country.

Congratulations on this great accomplishment, Ms. Aras!

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