“The 2019 Washington State Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit was honored to have Mansoor present two sessions. Mansoor is incredibly knowledgeable, teaches about being a Muslim and the misconceptions that go along with it, and ensures that he is always coming from a place of learning, understanding and heart. If you ever want to learn more from someone that has served in the US military and represents his faith so very well, Mansoor is the person to have in front of the room!”
— Marika Barto

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the mission

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.

“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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