To commemorate Ramadan and to build bridges between American Muslims and their fellow citizens, MuslimMarine and Vets for American Ideals are teaming up for the “29/29 Ramadan Initiative” which will bring 29 U.S. military veterans during the 29 days of Ramadan to the homes of Muslim families across the United States. At a time when 62 percent of Americans say they have never met a Muslim, the project will educate, entertain, and ultimately unify Americans from different walks of life. 


That's why years ago, as a Muslim American man, Mansoor Shams decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps: to fulfill his duties to both his country and his faith. What conflict of interest?

He's not the only one. Countless other Muslim men and women have served, and continue to serve, in our armed forces, willing to lay down their lives for the nation they love and call home: America. That's why we're highlighting their powerful stories here.


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“It doesn’t matter what race, color, ethnicity you come from. If you live in this country you have an obligation to serve this country – it doesn’t matter if you’re Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu, Sikh.”
— Sergeant Harris Khan, U.S. Army

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