On Feb. 2nd, Saima Mohsin, 52, was officially sworn in to office becoming the acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and thus making history as the first Muslim to serve in the position.
Saima Mohsin was born in Pakistan and has been a federal prosecutor for decades, working since 2002 in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to the Detroit Free Press, “Mohsin will bring diversity to an important position that is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the eastern part of the state.” Mohsin is also believed to be the first U.S. attorney who is Pakistani-American.
In a recent WXYZ news interview, Mohsin talked about the law and what drives her. “We are very fortunate to live in a country where we are a society that is ruled by law and the fair administration is something that we all expect, we all deserve, and I think that really drives me, knowing how important it is to have a society where the rule of law is such an important aspect of that society and it’s really what makes us successful.”