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US parlamentarian took a vow in a hijab with her hand on the Quran

Madinah Wilson-Anton is the first MP in the United States to have placed a hand on a copy of the Koran when she was sworn in. The politician from the Democratic party is a practising Muslim.


She got into the state parliament in Delaware, winning seventy-one per cent of the votes. Wilson-Anton, aged twenty-seven, wore a beige hijab and an abaya at an historic ceremony at the state’s Congress in Dover.

She swore on her father’s Quran.

By profession, Wilson-Anton is a political analyst who graduated from the University of Delaware. So far she has worked for two state MPs.



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