US Congress Recognizes Islamic Faith Through Ramadan Bill

November 11, 2007

Author: Mujeeb Osman


CHICAGO: After a decade of hard work and efforts of several organizations, US Congress has formally recognized Islam as one of the great world religions and agreed that it rejects "hatred, bigotry and violence directed against Muslims, both in the United States and worldwide" This was part of a House resolution # 635 that was passed with a 376-0 votes recently.

The resolution, that marks a milestone in the history of Muslims in America, was introduced by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and co-sponsored by 30 legislators, including Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota. Ellison is the first Muslim to be elected to the US Congress."