In a major development, United States president Joe Biden announced the appointment of Indian-American attorney Rashad Hussain to the post of ambassador at large for international religious freedom.
In a statement, the White House said “Today’s announcement underscores the President’s commitment to building an administration that looks like America and reflects people of all faiths. Hussain is the first Muslim to be nominated to serve as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom,”
Hussain has worked with several organizations like OIC, UN, and several other civil society organizations.
Recently, President Biden also nominated Pakistani-American Khizr Khan as Commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).