Muslim woman elected in Milan

The first Muslim woman is elected to the Milan municipal council in Italy. Albawaba reports that Abdelqader will focus on the rights and freedoms of women:

Abdelqader, the Italian-born Muslim woman of Palestinian-Jordanian heritage, secured a position as MP in Milan’s parliamentary elections last Sunday and has become the first Muslim woman to hold such a position in the city’s history. It’s a remarkable feat for the 38 year old Arab-Italian, whose achievements has earned her great respect in her hometown and abroad.
Abdelqader studied Sociology in her university days, and now leads a project to combat domestic violence and abuse of women called “Ai’sha” (a popular Muslim girl’s name and one of the Prophet Muhammad’s wives). She is a member of Italy’s democratic party, which is typically characterized as center-left, and in interviews with Italian press has spoken out about her intentions to advocate for the rights and personal freedoms of women.