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Muslim Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Maad H. Abu-Ghazalah (b. 1962) — of Pacifica, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Nablus, West Bank, June 1, 1962. Libertarian. Software consultant; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 2002. Muslim. Arabic ancestry. Still living as of 2002.
  MD Rabbi Alam (b. 1974) — Born in Khulna, Bangladesh, November 20, 1974. Democrat. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives 50th District, 2010; candidate for secretary of state of Missouri, 2012. Muslim. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
  Saqib Ali (b. 1975) — of Montgomery Village, Montgomery County, Md.; West Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 21, 1975. Democrat. Software engineer; member of Maryland state house of delegates District 39, 2007-. Muslim. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  See also Wikipedia article
  André D. Carson (b. 1974) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., October 16, 1974. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 2008-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008, 2020. Muslim. African ancestry. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Grandson of Julia May Carson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Clarence Jack Ellis (b. 1946) — also known as C. Jack Ellis — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born January 6, 1946. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; mayor of Macon, Ga., 2000-07. Baptist or Muslim. African ancestry. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Keith Maurice Ellison (b. 1963) — also known as Keith Ellison — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 4, 1963. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 58-B, 2003-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 2007-. Muslim. African ancestry. First Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress; first African-American elected to the U.S. House from Minnesota. Still living as of 2016.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Minnesota Legislator record
  Books by Keith Ellison: My Country, 'Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future
  Mohammad A. Hafeez (born c.1955) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born about 1955. Candidate in primary for mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 2005. Muslim. Still living as of 2005.
Abdul Hamid Sufi Abdul Hamid (1903-1938) — also known as Abdul Hamid; Eugene Brown; "The Black Hitler"; "The Harlem Hitler"; "Bishop Amiru-Al-Mu-Minim Sufi Abdul Hamid" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., January 6, 1903. Self-styled cleric; labor leader; claimed to be from Egypt or Sudan; wore a turban and a green velvet cloak with gold braid; led picketing of stores in Harlem whose proprietors refused to hire African-American employees; conducted street rallies in Harlem where he denounced Jews; said he was "the only one fit to carry on the war against the Jews"; Americo-Spanish candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 17th District, 1933; arrested in October 1934; tried and found guilty on misdemeanor charges of making a public speech without a permit, and selling books without a license, and sentenced to ten days in jail; later suspected of inciting the 1935 riot in Harlem, which led to injunctions against his activities; in January 1938, his estranged wife, Stephanie St. Clair, ambushed him outside his house, and shot at him five times, but he was not seriously hurt; founded the Buddhist Universal Holy Temple of Tranquility. Buddhist or Muslim. African ancestry. Killed, along with his pilot, when his Cessna J-5 airplane ran out of fuel and crashed near Wantagh, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., July 30, 1938 (age 35 years, 205 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: New York Times, August 1, 1938
Arjumand Hashmi Arjumand Hashmi — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla.; Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Pakistan. Republican. Physician; mayor of Paris, Tex., 2011-. Muslim. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Image source: Paris city web site
  Faizi Husain (1952-2006) — also known as Faz Husain — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Patna, Bihar, India, January 21, 1952. Pizzeria owner; Independent candidate for mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1993. Muslim. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Died, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 9, 2006 (age 54 years, 47 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Safdar Husain; grandson of Tajamul Husain.
  James Hussein Karoub (1929-1994) — also known as James H. Karoub; Jimmy Karoub — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich., June 16, 1929. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1963-64, 1965-68 (Wayne County 15th District 1963-64, 2nd District 1965-68); defeated in primary, 1964, 1968. Muslim or Protestant. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Fraternal Order of Police. Died in Northville, Wayne County, Mich., July 23, 1994 (age 65 years, 37 days). Interment at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Hussein Karoub and Mary Karoub.
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband Father Giddo."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Casey Kasem (b. 1932) — also known as Kemal Amin Kazem — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 27, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; radio disc jockey; actor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Druze. Lebanese and Palestinian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1972 to Linda Myers; married, December 21, 1980, to Jean Thompson.
  Personal motto: "Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Syed Riffat Mahmood (b. 1944) — also known as Syed R. Mahmood — of Union City, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, May 3, 1944. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2000; candidate for California state assembly 18th District, 2000; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 13th District, 2002. Muslim. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Still living as of 2002.
  Rashida Tlaib (b. 1976) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1976. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 12th District, 2009-. Female. Muslim. Palestinian ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article
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