The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) celebrated Khan’s appointment, and applauded Rendon for “sending a message” that California leaders are paying attention to the contributions of the Muslim community, Basim Elkarra, the executive director of CAIR-Sacramento Valley, told CNN.

“Imam Yasir Khan is an incredible, selfless individual who helps support and feed thousands of families each month through al-Misbaah,” Elkarra said.
“This appointment sends a message of inclusion – that American Muslims are an integral part of our society. Despite all the hate Muslims have faced during four years under Trump’s administration, our community is resilient and continues to help and play critical roles in all aspects of society.”

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