CAIR is pushing for this. Does anyone know if Congress passes similar pro forma resolutions noting Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, etc., and praising Christians and Jews? From CNSNews, with thanks to all who sent this in:
(CNSNews.com) – An Islamic advocacy group is urging American Muslims “and other people of conscience” to contact their elected representatives and urge them to sign a House resolution recognizing the upcoming fast of Ramadan — and commending Muslims for their faith.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations calls the resolution an important tool for encouraging dialogue between Muslims and their elected officials, as well as enhancing understanding of the Islamic faith.
The resolution, which expresses the opinion of Congress, mentions threats and attacks directed at members of the Islamic faith since the 9/11 terror attacks.
It then resolves that:
“(1) during this time of conflict, in order to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world; and
“(2) in observance of and out of respect for the commencement of Ramadan…the House of Representatives acknowledges the onset of Ramadan and expresses its deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world on this significant occasion.”