Humayun Khan Isn’t the Only Muslim American Hero

Robin Wright of The New Yorker writes, “I went to Arlington National Cemetery this month to visit the grave of Humayun Khan, the Muslim soldier killed in Iraq whose father spoke at the Democratic Convention.” Though Muslims have served in the armed forces since the Revolutionary War, they have faced distrust from their peers and a systematic indifference to their religious needs. Wright writes, “Isolated attacks by lone wolves have shaped public perceptions far more than the military service of thousands of Muslims.”

Read at The New Yorker

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