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Muslim Lawmakers Host Ramadan Feast At Capitol

The nonprofit Muslim Advocates, along with the three Muslims in Congress, held an iftar, the breaking of the daily fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the U.S. Capitol on Monday night.
At the U.S. Capitol an invitation-only iftar, the meal that breaks the fast at sundown each day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, traditionally a time for introspection and goodwill. Source: Hannah Allam

As Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was wrapping up her remarks to the crowd at a Ramadan gathering on Capitol Hill late Monday, she spotted a familiar face in the front row.

It was Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who was famously mocked by then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 race. Omar told the audience she remembered how Trump had belittled Khan's wife by saying he wasn't sure if Muslim women were allowed to speak.

"Little did they know they were going to get the two loudest Muslim women in the country in Congress!" Omar

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