Islam is not foreign to America. Rather, it has been part of our history since before the Declaration of Independence. In light of the prejudice many Muslims face today, stories of early American Muslims, like Abdul-Rahman’s in "The Prince of Slaves," are invaluable.
As far as Sabih Khan knows, he's the first Urdu-speaking officer in the Northwest suburbs. "I just wanted to help the community I live in," Adeel Faridi said, discussing his willingness to also apply at a police deparment in the Chicago suburbs.
"I welcome faith values if they inspire candidates to do good things. But I worry if it is used as a litmus test to include someone in political participation," said Ahmed Rehab, a spokesman with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
It is a shame that anti-Muslim attitudes have become such an ingrained part of the American discourse that candidates for the President of the United States do not bat an eye when allaying "fears" that they are part of a religion.
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