Meet Abdul El Sayed: candidate running to be America's first Muslim governor

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Published: 2017-10-28 11:02

Last Updated: 2017-10-28 11:40


Abdul El Sayed, prospective governor of Michigan.
Abdul El Sayed, prospective governor of Michigan.
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Abdul El Sayed is slated to be the United State’s first Muslim governor should he win the Michigan gubernatorial elections of 2018.

El Sayed, 32, born in Detroit to Egyptian immigrants, served as executive director of the Detroit Health Department for two years until he resigned in 2017 to run for the 2018 elections.

American media have often compared El Sayed to former US president Barack Obama, with Obama’s former speechwriter tweeting a link to the young candidate’s campaign video saying, “Reminds me of someone I used to work for.”

It appears, however, that the prospective candidate is not a huge fan of Obama. “I get compared to Obama because my name is funny, and I’m brown, and my politics are about inspiring us to believe in each other again,” he told Vox

Abdul's social media doesn't appear to be void of pop culture references and humor found as of late in political campaigns. Here's a tweet we found to be amusing.