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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. She has been the target of criticism and censure for statements regarded as anti-Semitic. Many other prominent black Muslim leaders say her experience is familiar. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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American Muslims In Public Life Say They Face Outsize Scrutiny

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., attends a Youth Climate Strike on March 15 in Washington. On Thursday, the New York Post drew criticism after featuring a partial quote by Omar with an image from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Tom Brenner/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walks through the halls of the Capitol Building in Washington. In Omar's Minnesota district, both Jews and Muslims voiced concern about her comments on Israel. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., became the focus of a heated argument at the West Virginia statehouse on Friday, after an anti-Muslim display in the rotunda juxtaposed her photo with the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, shown here at a news conference last month, is under scrutiny for comments she made on Twitter on Sunday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (center), wearing a traditional Palestinian robe, takes the oath of office on a Quran at the start of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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One month after winning a seat in Minnesota's legislature, Ilhan Omar says she was assailed in a cab ride to her hotel from the White House. Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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