'The new Obama': will Abdul El-Sayed be America's first Muslim governor?

t seven years old, Abdul El-Sayed sat in the eye of Hurricane Andrew, the most destructive hurricane in US history until Katrina. Living near Miami, El-Sayed drank juice while swaddled under mattresses between his father and stepmother, who was holding El-Sayed’s newborn baby brother just home from the hospital.

The 1992 storm had taken an unexpected turn southward, and the El-Sayeds could not be evacuated. The wind made an awful rattling sound on the screens.


The front door blew in. The wind and the rain whipped into the house, “as if the ocean was coming at you”.

El-Sayed’s father, Mohamed, crawled on his stomach to shut the door, the rain whipping his face, the wind beating his body. The eye of the storm passed directly over them and the National Guard eventually evacuated them.


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Tuesday, October 24th 6-7PM

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Monday, October 23rd 6-7PM

The EMU College Democrats will host a Town Hall with Abdul on Monday October 23rd at 6pm. The Event will be in the EMU Student Center, rm 310B, and is open to the public.