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/

Newsweek: HOW ARE PALESTINIANS CELEBRATING RAMADAN? IN GAZA, IT IS AS IF IT ‘HAS NOT YET COME’

How Are Palestinians Celebrating Ramadan In Gaza“The markets are empty, as if Ramadan has not yet come. As every year, there is no joy and there is no hope,” Mghamis told Newsweek. “Many families today are below the poverty line and cannot find a loaf of bread to break their fast for Ramadan. The situation today is more difficult than can be described simply by words.”..more: newsweek

In 2014: Chris Gunness says he has no regrets over airing of moment of private grief if it focuses attention on plight of Gazan children..more: theguardian

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/