Oakland Muslim community celebrates Muslim-American contributions to U.S.


Oakland Muslim community celebrates Muslim-American contributions to U.S.

The Muslim community in Oakland city, Northern California, celebrated the outstanding contributions made by Muslim Americans to the United States. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf presented a proclamation to the Muslim community at Masjidul Waritheen, a predominantly African American Muslim congregation in Oakland, to honor the designation of August as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month” in California.

She said more than 90,000 Muslim are living in Alameda County and have made innumerable contributions to the cultural, political and economic fabric and wellbeing of California and the United States. She slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy that places more restrictions on Muslim immigrants who are seeking their dreams in the United States.

Faheem Shuaibe, resident Imam of Masjidul Waritheen, said Schaaf’s visit to the event to celebrate with the Muslim community is “very special.”

Sameena Usman, government relations coordinator of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) California, the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization in the country, told Xinhua that the celebration aims to show that Muslims have been part of this country since even before its founding…

Source: Xinhua

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