U.S. Muslims Hail Ramadan Resolution as Symbol of Acceptance

by Omar Sacirbey U.S. Muslims are welcoming a congressional resolution commemorating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan as an important, if symbolic, sign that they are gaining acceptance in America. Still, conservatives critics say the resolution is an exercise in political correctness. Congress regularly passes resolutions commemorating holidays such as Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. But the Oct. 2 vote marks the first time Congress has passed a resolution recognizing Ramadan, which ends Oct. 12 this year. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, and co-sponsored by 30 other representatives, including Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., Congress’s first elected Muslim.