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Saba Ahmed's unusual race for an Oregon congressional seat
by Jeff Mapes
Saba Ahmed is a 26-year-old Beaverton woman running a long-shot campaign for Oregon's vacant congressional seat who has been getting a lot of attention from bloggers around the country.
The top of her website features an Islamic prayer -- in Arabic -- and an audio clip of the prayer. A photo of Ahmed, who grew up in Pakistan, shows her in the hijab often worn by Muslim women.
Not surprisingly, that's fodder for bloggers who are critical of Islam and think the U.S. is under threat of being dominated by Islamic law.
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