ELECTION, POLITICS February 16, 2017 , by Katy Sissine
Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan is the first Muslim Republican candidate for US Congress. Although it may seem unusual, Bhuiyan could be the first Muslim congressional candidate taking oath with the Quran. He is a small business owner, academic administrator, professor, and economist. He moved to the US in 1986 to continue his education at GA State University. Atlanta Business Chronicle named Mohammad Ali as one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans in 2014.
Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan: A Cobb County economist who led an aborted effort to hold a Nobel peace summit in Atlanta, Bhuiyan has advertised himself as potentially the first Republican Muslim member of the U.S. House — and an enemy to “out of control” government spending.