'Women wanted me to take a back seat'
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Somali-American Ilhan Omar on historic US election win

Ilhan Omar made history last year by becoming the first Somali-American legislator in the US, just days after Donald Trump accused the Somali community in her home state of Minnesota of spreading extremism.

She has been telling the BBC why being a woman and a Muslim are such important aspects of her story.

  • 25 Apr
  • From the section Africa
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