Are there any members of the Islamic faith who've been elected to Congress or who are in Obama's cabinet?

Just wondering...

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  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    2 Congressman are Muslim. I am not sure if anyone on the cabinet is muslim, but they are:

    Vice President of the United States

    Joseph R. Biden

    Department of State

    Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Department of the Treasury

    Secretary Timothy F. Geithner

    Department of Defense

    Secretary Robert M. Gates

    Department of Justice

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

    Department of the Interior

    Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar

    Department of Agriculture

    Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack

    Department of Commerce

    Secretary Gary F. Locke

    Department of Labor

    Secretary Hilda L. Solis

    Department of Health and Human Services

    Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Secretary Shaun L.S. Donovan

    Department of Transportation

    Secretary Ray LaHood

    Department of Energy

    Secretary Steven Chu

    Department of Education

    Secretary Arne Duncan

    Department of Veterans Affairs

    Secretary Eric K. Shinseki

    Department of Homeland Security

    Secretary Janet A. Napolitano

    The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank:

    White House Chief of Staff

    Rahm I. Emanuel

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

    Office of Management & Budget

    Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director

    United States Trade Representative

    Ambassador Ronald Kirk

    United States Ambassador to the United Nations

    Ambassador Susan Rice

    Council of Economic Advisers

    Chair Christina Romer

    For any other job it would be illegal to ask their religion.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Keith Ellison, elected from Minnesota's Fifth District (the city of Minneapolis) in 2006 is a Muslim.

  • 1 decade ago

    Keith Ellison and Andre Carson

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  • 1 decade ago

    Keith Ellison from MN and Andre Carson from IN.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    There is at least one Muslim in the House of Representatives. No Muslims as far as I know in Obama's Cabinet. Why does their religion matter?

  • 1 decade ago

    Texas, of all places, elected a muslim, I do not recall if it was local or congress.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think there's one in congress, i forget his name, though

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