CategoryReligious Freedom

Muslim Americans give gratitude for religious freedom


The Thanksgiving holiday truly has a universal and never-ending appeal. The tradition is believed to have started by the early 17th century Pilgrims, who reaped successful harvests and thus were able to make their abode in the land that came to be known as the United States of America. The Pilgrims were also known to have migrated to America to escape religious persecution in their former...

Grateful for opportunity this nation provides


Originally published in Moscow-Pullman Daily News My family has been in the U.S. for almost three decades now. We have celebrated the July Fourth holiday every year; however, this year is special. My younger brother took his citizenship oath a couple of weeks ago – making him the last person in my family to become a U.S. citizen. This year more than others I am grateful to be a citizen of this...