For the second year, the California State Assembly proclaimed August as Muslim American Appreciation and Awareness month with the passage of House Resolution 43. It was authored and introduced by Assembly members Bill Quirk (Christian), Kansen Chu (Christian) and Ash Kalra (Hindu). The resolution was supported by an additional 54 Assembly members. Approximately one million Muslim Americans reside in California, the highest number in any state in the US.
“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. 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,” said Bill Quirk.
Ash Kalra, the first Indian-US 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.
Moina Shaiq, founder and president of the Muslim Support Network, who first suggested recognizing Muslim Americans with a special resolution last year, also spoke. “We are living in some very trying times. A gathering like this boosts our morale, reminds us there is hope, and is truly heartwarming in that so many people outside the Muslim community are here to stand with us,” she said.
The HR-43 recognized L.A. Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina, 44, the first ever Muslim judge in the state of California. When appointed in 2012, the Jewish press ran a smear campaign against him – calling him “jihadist judge” and “Sharia judge”.
The other Muslims honored included Oscar-winning first Muslim actor Mahershala Ali, and hijab-wearing Afro-American Muslim female athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad, who won medal in fencing at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last year.
What Muslims have contributed to American society? If one depends on country’s Jewish-controlled media – he will only hear negative views about the 7-9 million American Muslims – especially their part in Israeli terrorism on September 11, 2001. You will never hear a good word for the boxing legend Muhammad Ali, America’s top human-rights activist Malcolm X or Maha Hilal, executive director NCPCF or Pulitzer Prize winning author Alex Haley, or Shahid Khan owner of Jacksonville Jaguars.
If someone study United States history from some objective source, he will learn that Muslim contributions began even before Christopher Columbus found Americana by accident. Muslim majority kingdom of Morocco was the first country to recognize United States’ independence from English Crown in 1776.
America’s second president John Adam (1797-1801) offered US$70,000 annual protection money to Ottoman Sultan against possible invasion from England.
President Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809), the principal author of Declaraion of Independence (1776) and the Statute of Viginia for Religious Freedom (1977), was inspired by Holy Qur’an.
America’s current hatred of Muslims is creation of Judeo-Christian Orientalists and Protestant-Anglican clergymen which exists to this day. Currently, Catholic, Protestant and Angelical churches are all headed by pro-Israel religious bigots (here, here, here).