Support H. Res. 869, a Resolution Recognizing the History of American Muslims and Their Contributions to our Nation


Urge Congress to Support H. Res. 869, a Resolution Recognizing the History of American Muslims and Their Contributions to our Nation

Join the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) in urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to co-sponsor H. Res. 869 - "Recognizing American Muslims' history and contributions to our Nation," introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA) and co-sponsored by Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX), Luis Correa (CA), Keith Ellison (MN), and Betty McCollum (MN).

As the month of Ramadan approaches, tell Congress to co-sponsoring H.Res. 869, and ensure the United States recognizes that it has a vibrant Muslim community which has contributed in many ways to enriching our country.

Help acknowledge and appreciate the positive impact of American Muslims on our country. This resolution highlights the over 5,000 American Muslims currently serving in the Armed Forces, as well as distinguished American Muslims who are U.S. military veterans, including Humayun Khan. Khan was killed in a suicide attack in Iraq in 2004 and posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

The resolution also recognizes the contributions by American Muslims who are renown physicians, scientists, business owners, service workers, teachers, police officers, firefighters, and first responders. In addition, it highlights American Muslims like Muhammad Ali who have won Olympic medals, and other professional athletes including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal.

The resolution identifies many influential religious leaders and civil rights activists like Malcom X and Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, as well as elected officials like Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-5) and Congressman Andre Carson (IN-7).

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

USCMO is a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations. Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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