Washington. US President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-origin Rashad Hussain as Ambassador for International Religious Freedom. If he is approved by the Senate, he will be the first Muslim to become the head of US diplomacy to advance religious freedom. He was also given an important responsibility during the tenure of former President Barack Obama. The special thing is that Rashad was included in the world’s most influential Muslims in 2009.
Hussain, 41, is currently the Director of Partnership and Global Engagement at the National Security Council. In a statement issued by the White House, it has been said that before this he was Senior Counsel in the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. During Obama’s tenure, he was made America’s special ambassador for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Born in Wyoming, Hussein was raised in Plano, Texas. He studied law from Yale University and holds a master’s degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University. The special thing is that their wires are related to the Indian state of Bihar. His father, a mining engineer, immigrated to Wyoming in the 1960s. A few years later, he traveled to India and during this time he married Hussain’s mother.
He became interested in government while graduating at the University of North Carolina. After completing his degree, he returned to work with the House Judiciary Committee. Rashad was the first Indian-American to be appointed to then-President Obama’s deputy associate council. Due to this, he was included in the list of 500 influential Muslims of the world.