August 8, 2023
Muslim American Appreciation Month

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 8/8/2023) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), along with Afghan American Muslim Outreach, Institute of Knowledge, Qazizada Multicultural Therapy Clinic, and the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, today welcomed a proclamation from the County of Orange, Calif., recognizing August as Muslim American Appreciation Month.  

The proclamation, which recognizes the invaluable contributions of American Muslims to the county, was introduced by O.C. Board Supervisor Vicente Sarmiento and supported by Supervisors Doug Chaffee, Donald Wagner, and Katrina Foley. 

In a statement, CAIR-LA Policy Manager Basha Jamil said:  

“This proclamation represents a heartfelt acknowledgment of the countless contributions made by American Muslims to the growth, prosperity, and unity of Orange County and highlights its commitment to fostering a society built on understanding, cooperation, and compassion. By recognizing Muslim American Appreciation Month, Orange County is not only celebrating our past achievements but also paving the way for a future of continued collaboration and progress.

“We extend our deepest gratitude to O.C. Board Supervisor Vicente Sarmiento for championing this proclamation and demonstrating unwavering leadership in acknowledging the contributions of American Muslims. We also extend our appreciation to Supervisors Doug Chaffee, Donald Wagner, and Katrina Foley for their invaluable support. This collaborative effort exemplifies the spirit of inclusivity, diversity, and mutual respect that defines our county.”

Orange County joins the cities of Anaheim and Los Angeles in recognizing Muslim American Appreciation Month.  

CAIR-LA is Southern California’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.   

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