Dalia Mogahed is the first Muslim woman appointed to a position in President Barack Obama’s administration. Dalia Mogahed?s dimpled smile shined from under her hijab, the Muslim headscarf.
The Egyptian-born American who heads the Gallup American Center for Muslim Studies, a non-governmental research center providing data-driven analysis on the views of Muslim populations around the world, became the first Muslim veiled woman to be appointed to a position in the White House.
?I am very honored to be given this opportunity to serve my country in this way,? Mogahed, who will be Obama?s window into the Muslim American community, told media.
Last month, Obama signed an executive order setting up a new body at the White House called the ?Office of Religious Partnerships? to support religious institutions and strengthen inter-faith dialogue and government ties. The advisory group, consisting of 25 religious and secular representatives, is to report to the president on the role religion can play in resolving social problems and addressing civil rights issues.
Congratulations Dalia Mogahed, I hope you will be able to strengthen inter-faith relations between Muslims and Christians and bring some peace to the world.Related Posts