Check out Deedra Abboud, a Muslim, pro-gun Democrat running for Senate in Arizona. Deedra is a hijab-clad attorney, who formerly launched and directed the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and is running for public office for the first time. She is a fierce advocate for religious freedom, and the separation of church and state, and believes that serving others is the one of the most patriotic things Americans can do.
The daughter of a Sheriff’s Deputy in Arkansas, Deedra’s mother was “instrumental in creating child support enforcement efforts in Arkansas” and remains and inspiration to her daughter who actually converted to Islam after spending some time trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. Deedra Abboud has gained national attention because she seems to symbolize the very things that President Trump has tried to portray as mutually exclusive, Islam and America. Learn more by watching the AJ+ snapshot.