Joe Biden nominates Indian-American Rashad Hussain as first Muslim religious freedom ambassador

NEW YORK:  President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian-American, Rashad Hussain, as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and if approved by the Senate he will be the first Muslim to head US diplomacy for advancing religious liberties.

Making the announcement on Friday, the White House said that Biden is appointing a Pakistani American Khizr Khan to be a member of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), along with two others.

The USICRF publishes the annual report of religious freedom around the world as it advocates for religious freedom around the world and designates violators of religious liberties.

Hussain, who’s  parents hails from Bihar, in India is the Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement at the National Security Council has worked as a Senior Counsel in the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

Like many Biden appointees, Hussain is an alumnus of President Barack Obama’s administration in which he served as the US special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the US special envoy for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications.

“Rashad also spearheaded efforts on countering antisemitism and protecting religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries,” the White House said.

Hussain, who has a law degree from Yale University and a master’s in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University, has also worked with the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

The position of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom was set up by the Congress within the State Department with the mandate to “advance the right to freedom of religion abroad, to denounce the violation of that right, and to recommend appropriate responses by the US Government when this right is violated.”

Khan is a lawyer who is the founder of the Constitution Literacy and National Unity Project.

His son, US Army Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in action in Iraq.

As one of the speakers at the Democratic Party’s National Convention that nominated Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee for president in 2016, Khan criticised the Republican Party candidate Donald Trump saying he “consistently smears the character of Muslims.”

Trump made a snide comment suggesting that because of that religion, the captain’s mother did not speak at the convention and it evoked strong criticism for attacking “Gold Star” parents � as the parents of military personnel killed in action are reverentially called in the US.

An Indian American, Anurima Bhargava, is a member of the USICRF as one of the three members appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Three others are appointed by the leader of the Senate. — IANS

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    • Maggoty kalia aka OpIndia Hindu fake news,

      Typical Hindu whataboutery. “Don’t talk about my lack of religious tolerance, look elsewhere.” Hindu are such pathetic and spineless liars, you can’t help but hate them more. Yet millions of Hindus would rather work in Muslim countries cleaning our toiler because they know that India is a intolerant violent Hindu run sh1thole. Don’t worry we are working on permanent ghar wapsi to send smelly monkey worshippers back to bharat mata Don’t need Soros for that.

    • Should it ?? He was Obama’s envoy to the OIC, perhaps the most hateful organization to ever exist. He is just another piece and extension of the Islamist Leftist cabal. As for his post as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, he should initially go to countries like Eritrea, Turkmenistan, North Korea, Syria, Equatorial Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Libya, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Cameroon, Iran, Bahrain, Laos, China, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Russia, Vietnam, Turkey, Oman, Zimbabwe, Qatar, Eswatini, Republic of the Congo, Kazakhstan, Djibouti, Cambodia, Gabon, Nicaragua, Mauritania, Maldives, Brunei, Angola and some Indian Muslim’s favourite country Pakistan. But he won’t becaouse some of these country are too strong, some are treaty allies and some are failed states which the US itself helped create. If he has any time left, he can come to India and say what he wants to say (not that we would care anyway).

      • Kattar goo aka lying Hindu gutter rat,

        Yet another idiotic, hate filled, pathetic, and delusional comment projecting the lies of Hindu trolls. Kattar goo indeed. Hitler worshipping intolerant Hindus commenting on international religious freedom?! Bwahahahaha!.. that’s like sh1t commenting on Clorox. The most hateful organizations are Hindu terrorist groups like the RSS, VHP, etc who are anti-nationals and should be exterminated. Nice list of Muslim countries, many of which Hindus rent their mothers out and sell their kidneys for to make enough money get work visas to clean out toilets. Everybody knows that Hindus has no concept of religious freedom just a Brahmin death cult built on human suffering and slavery. No ethnics, no concept of human rights, no interest in hygiene. What could be a bigger failed state then the Hindu run sh1thole known as India led by an illiterate street thug and terrorist Modi? What a disgrace and laughing stock super spreading Covid delta all over India and the world killing millions. Yogi the rabid monkey faced thug running Guttar Pradesh told his police chiefs to take “strong action” against hospitals that report running low on oxygen, claiming that such hospitals are just trying to “create fear”. Claiming cow sh1t and urine could cure covid. Vedic bullsh1t literally. What’s funny is how much begging Hindus did for oxygen from Muslim countries. Makes sense since Muslims made India great, yet Hindu turned it into sh1t. Guess their 330000000 pokemon “gods” were worthless. Hindu haram khor bastards cannot be trusted for this reason. The concept of religious tolerance is non-existent amongst these uncivilized backward superstitious rats.
        India will NEVER progress until Hinduism is flushed down the toilet.

        • LOL!!! Looks like your lazy ass is triggered. My guess is the servant from India that wipes your adult ass has more education than you even dreamed of. You read in the paper that EVs are going to kill oil business. Haha. U uneducated lazy desert camel piss drinking brat.


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