Muslim convert runs for Congress, but stays silent on her faith

By Leo Hohmann

Regina Mustafa (YouTube video screenshot)

Regina Mustafa (YouTube video screenshot)

Regina Mustafa is trying to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress and, if successful, she says she will use her “sheer passion” to represent oppressed minorities across the United States, fight for more gun control and battle against climate change.

Mustafa, a 37-year-old community activist living in Rochester, Minnesota, has announced her candidacy for the state’s 1st congressional district.

Mustafa moved to the state 12 years ago from Philadelphia. She is one of eight Democrats running for the seat being vacated by Tim Walz, D-Minn., who’s leaving Congress to run for governor. Whoever wins the primary will likely win the general election in a district that swings Democrat.

Mustafa, who says she is a seasoned community activist, has focused her activism since moving to Rochester on interfaith dialogue with Christian and Jewish partners.

She started a nonprofit called “Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam” with the backing of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Circle of Rochester.

CAIR is a Hamas-tied Muslim Brotherhood front group which operates with impunity inside the United States, even though the extremist Brotherhood has been banned as a terrorist organization by several Arab countries.

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Source:: World Net Daily