I admit it looked like a backroom deal between him and Ilhan Omar—one Muslim saving the seat for another Muslim. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Somali community. And, Ellison once spoke when I was director of the Youth Development League to the participants, at no charge. I appreciated that. And his politics mirror mine. But, the way he handled the filing on June 5th—on the last day of filing—was unfair to the people of the 5th Congressional District.