California Assembly Honors Muslim Americans

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California Assembly Honors Muslim Americans


Pasquini, Elaine, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs


For the second year, the California State Assembly proclaimed August as Muslim American Appreciation and Awareness month with the passage of House Resolution 43. Authored and introduced by Assembly members Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) and Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), the resolution was co-authored by an additional 54 Assembly members. Approximately one million Muslim Americans reside in California, the highest number in any state in the U.S.

"I am proud that the Assembly voted to pass this resolution to honor our Muslim Americans for their social, cultural and economic contributions to California," Quirk stated. "It is important that we acknowledge and honor the many diverse communities that make California and our nation a better place to live and work. Now, more than ever, it is important to stand united against hate and send the message that in California we do not tolerate hate."

Assembly member Kalra, the first Indian American to serve in the California state legislature, pointed out that India is home to approximately 189 million Muslims, and by 2050 it is estimated that India will have the largest Muslim population in the world. "It is my honor to stand united with the Muslim-American community in order to recognize their great contributions," he said.

Following the passage of the resolution, supporters, staffers and members of the Muslim community gathered for a celebratory reception.

"When you look around, you see the diversity of the Muslim community," said Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Every color of the rainbow is right here in the room, and this is the beautiful California Muslim community."

Moina Shaiq, founder and president of the Muslim Support Network, who first suggested recognizing Muslim Americans with a special resolution last year, also spoke. …

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