Washington Post Video: Follow a young American Muslim as he seeks political office for the first time

SAN DIEGO — Fayaz Nawabi has never met President Trump. But he credits the president with convincing him to run for office.

Nawabi, a 31-year-old candidate for San Diego City Council, supports almost everything that Trump opposes: He is pro-affordable housing, pro-environment, pro-immigrant and pro-refugee. That makes him part of the blue wave of new liberal candidates spurred to run by Trump’s election and policies.

But Nawabi is also part of a notable subset: the blue Muslim wave.
— Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post National reporter focusing on Muslim and Arab communities in America

Photos from the article (Credit: Sandy Huffaker/For The Washington Post)


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