Ramadan 1999

December 11, 1999

Source: Los Angeles Times

On December 11, 1999, the Los Angeles Times published an article on recent efforts to make Ramadan a more visible holiday in America. The Anaheim chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging residents to lobby their representatives in order to get a postage stamp that recognizes Ramadan. Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Anaheim chapter of CAIR, stated: "An Islamic stamp would introduce a mainstream Muslim holiday to fellow Americans. We have probably stamps for every kind of flower, kind of tree, but not a single stamp recognizing Islam. It just shows the underrepresentation of Islam in levels of life in America."