Tag: CELEBRATING

Rep. Chu Reintroduces Resolution Celebrating American Muslims

Congresswoman Judy ChuApril 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) has reintroduced a resolution to celebrate the history and contributions of American Muslims and acknowledge their contributions to our nation. The resolution highlights the over 5,000 American Muslims currently serving in the Armed Forces, as well as distinguished American Muslims who are U.S….more:  chu.house.gov/

Exploring Peter Salem’s roots

For example, Peter Salem, a former slave of Muslim background from Massachusetts, fought in 1775 in the Battle of Bunker Hill and later fought in the Battle of Saratoga. In the course of our nation’s short history, Muslims have participated and fought in every American war. Further, when the slaves were emancipated, they fought for their nation’s principles of freedom, equality and justice in the Civil War. Forming the Muslim American identity of participation and engagement—even at the military level—was in its infancy stage of being established…more:  .mpac.org/