Muslim political leaders and academics are set to gather in Washington, DC, today – for what is being billed as the first national gathering of Muslims in politics in United States history.

According to Al Jazeera News, this historic moment comes as President Donald Trump and his supporters’ ramp up attacks on Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women in Congress.

Organised by the Muslim Caucus, the Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy 2019 will feature appearances by representatives Omar, as well as a host of other prominent Muslim American figures, including Gold Star father Khizr Khan and Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and current Minnesota attorney general.

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