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14:33 - December 07, 2021
News ID: 3476834
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The first Muslim elected to the South Portland City Council was inaugurated as the Maine city's mayor.

Deqa Dhalac

 

Deqa Dhalac became mayor of the state's fourth-largest city on Monday. Voters elected Dhalac to the council in 2018, and this year, the seven-member council decided to elevate her to the mayoral post.

Dhalac immigrated to the US from Somalia and has a background in social work. She represents the city's fifth district.

CAIR, a Muslim civil rights group, hopes Dhalac “will help inspire a new generation of American Muslims as they take an increasing role in building a better society,” spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper said.

 

Source: AP

Tags: Muslim ، mayor ، Maine ، US ، Somalia
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