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.
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