Muslim American Appreciation Month OC

(Anaheim, CA – 8/30/21) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today welcomed the introduction of the Muslim-American Appreciation Month Proclamation in Orange County, which expresses support for the recognition of August as “Muslim-American Appreciation Month” and celebrates the heritage and culture of Muslim Americans.

CAIR-LA worked with Supervisor Doug Chaffee to introduce the Proclamation on Tuesday, Aug. 24th.

In addition to supporting the designation of “Muslim-American Appreciation Month,” the Proclamation also seeks to:

  1. Honor the contributions and integral role of Muslim Americans in the economy, culture and identity of Orange County;
  2. Urge Americans to honor the month with appropriate ceremonies, programs and activities that celebrate the contributions of Muslim Americans to Orange County; and
  3. Recognize the contributions of the Orange County Muslim Community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With the rise of Islamophobia globally, it is more important than ever to recognize the contributions of Muslims to our everyday lives. We are thankful to Vice Chair Doug Chaffee and his staff for making this proclamation possible. We have a long way to go to ensure the rights and humanity of Muslims in this country and abroad, but this is definitely a step in the right direction,” said CAIR-LA Policy & Advocacy Manager Fayaz Nawabi.

“I commend CAIR for all their support for the Muslim community, including their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent institutional crisis in Afghanistan,” said Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee.

“I appreciate very much our respectable Board of Supervisors’ recognition of the contribution of the Muslim community of Orange County. We appreciate our diverse community of different faiths—of different cultures—very much and we wish peace and progress, happiness, safety and security for everyone, especially at this challenging time. We pray that God remove these difficulties from all people and at the same time you also work for the safety and security of all people. Thank you very much for your recognition,” said Islamic Society of Orange County Religious Director Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi.

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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