—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
WASHINGTON D.C. (Aug. 17, 2018) – The Islamic Circle of North America Council for Social Justice congratulates Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Both of these Muslim women have just won their states’ Democratic primaries.
These are the first accounts of Muslim women being nominated by a major U.S. political party. If they win the midterm elections in November, they will, together insha’Allah, become the first two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress.
Muslims face discrimination and unfair negative media coverage constantly. The image of the terroristic Muslim is almost force-fed, often overshadowing the contributions American-Muslims have brought forth, whether it be Olympic medals or even work on the Apollo program. In a time where hate crimes and assaults against Muslims are sharply increasing and surpassing 9/11 era levels, the Muslim community needs positivity and strength more than ever.
Sign this petition to urge Congress to pass H. Res 869, which aims to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of Muslim Americans in this country.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It serves as both a reminder of one of the most traumatizing occurrences to unfold on American soil and as a testimony to the resilience of every community living here in America.