US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar introduces resolution condemning Islamophobia

U.S. congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota

WASHINGTON : Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced a resolution Thursday that condemns Islamophobia as Muslims marked the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The resolution also commemorates the anniversary of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand that left at least 50 worshippers dead and recent anti-Muslim attacks while condemning White supremacist ideology, conspiracy theories and violence.

“As we begin the holy month of Ramadan, we must reaffirm that all people of faith should have the right to worship without fear,” said Omar, who represents Minnesota, in a statement.

Noting that church bombings, synagogue attacks and racial hate crimes are also on the rise, she said “we must come to understand that all our destinies are linked.”

“That’s why I’m proud to lead my colleagues in condemning the rise in Islamophobia and affirming the rights of religious minorities in the United States and around the world,” she added.

The resolution is co-sponsored by 20 Democratic representatives including Jamaal Bowman, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Rashida Tlaib. — AA


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