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A resolution recognizing the history and contributions of Muslims of the United States.

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A resolution recognizing the history and contributions of Muslims of the United States.

This resolution recognizes the historic and valuable contributions of the Muslim community of the United States.
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05/21/19

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Date: May 21, 2019

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116.SRES.214
Subject:
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Recognizing the history and contributions of Muslims of the United States.
Date: May 21, 2019 Official Title: Recognizing the history and contributions of Muslims of the United States. Whereas the millions of Muslims of the United States, immigrant and native born
  • (1) compose 2 percent of the total population of the United States; and
  • (2) have built a vibrant community of diverse races, ethnicities, viewpoints, and backgrounds; Whereas many African slaves brought to the Americas, including the American colonies later known as the United States, were Muslim and made innumerable contributions to the founding of the United States; Whereas Muslims of the United States
  • (1) come from a myriad of diverse cultural backgrounds; and
  • (2) practice their faith according to a variety of different historical schools of thought and traditions within the Sunni and Shi'a interpretations of Islam; Whereas Muslims of the United States have long served in the Armed Forces and have fought in all major United States conflicts, from the Revolutionary War onward, with more than 5,000 Muslims serving in the Armed Forces as of April 2019; Whereas many Muslim members of the Armed Forces have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States, including
  • (1) Corporal Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, who was born in 1987 and made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States in 2007; and
  • (2) Captain Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan, who was born in 1976 and made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States in 2004; Whereas countless Muslims of the United States contribute to the economy and well-being of the United States as
  • (1) physicians;
  • (2) business owners;
  • (3) laborers;
  • (4) service workers;
  • (5) teachers engaging the next generation of people of the United States; and