HomeSouth Asian AmericanFirst Muslim Am nominated by Biden to advance religious liberty

First Muslim Am nominated by Biden to advance religious liberty

President Biden Friday nominated the first Muslim American to become Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, reports the Times of India.

Indian American Rashad Hussain currently works as a director for partnerships and global engagement at the National Security Council.

In addition, Lakmat reports Biden also appointed Pakistani American Khizr Khan to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Khan is the founder of the Constitution Literacy and National Unity Project. His speech at the Democratic Convention in 2016 criticized President Trump for consistently smearing the “character of Muslims” grabbed national headlines and propelled him into the spotlight. His son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, died fighting in Iraq.

The White House says Friday’s announcement underscores its commitment to build a White House which looks like America and represents people of all faiths.

AsAmNews has Asian America in its heart. We’re an all-volunteer effort of dedicated staff and interns. Check out our new Instagram account. Go to our Twitter feed and Facebook page for more content. Please consider interning, joining our staff, or submitting a story or making a contribution


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features


Discover more from AsAmNews

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading