Americans for Peace Now (APN) welcomes last night's passage of the Combating International Islamophobia Act in the House of Representatives. Introduced by Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), this bill would establish a Special Envoy to combat Islamophobia.
Additionally, APN welcome yesterday's introduction of the Senate companion bill by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) urges the Senate to swiftly consider and pass this legislation.
APN’s President and CEO Hadar Susskind said: “Just as it is necessary to have a special envoy to combat antisemitism, it is vitally important that the United States establish a Special Envoy to combat the scourge of Islamophobia. We stand in solidarity with Muslim victims of hatred and bigotry.”