Leave it to a UK newspaper (“The Guardian”) to give Donald Trump a lesson on what the Muslim community has done for the United States of America. As the article points out, “What Trump doesn’t seem to grasp is his own country’s history, and how many American achievements worth celebrating are the work of the kind of people – Muslims – he wants to keep out. Here, then, is a guide to some of the things Muslims have done for the US. It’s not an exhaustive list – but it’s still more impressive than what Trump has done for his homeland.”
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General George Washington’s Muslim Officers: Bampett Muhammad, who fought for the Virginia Line between the years 1775 and 1783, and Yusuf Ben Ali, who was a North African Arab.
Known as the “Einstein of structural engineering,”Fazlur Rahman Khan was born in 1929 and pioneered a new structural system of frame tubes that revolutionized the building of skyscrapers. (see John Hancock tower and Sears Tower in Chicago).
Huma Abedin, 39, Vice Chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for president.
Ayub Ommaya. In 1963 the Pakistani-born neurosurgeon invented an intraventricular catheter system that can be used for the delivery of drugs (i.e., a path for chemotherapy to a given tumor).
Hip Hop’s Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), T-Pain, Nas, Andre 3000, Lupe Fiasco, Ice Cube and Busta Rhymes.