The Best and Brightest
FBI Presents Director’s Community Leadership Awards
Throughout the year, dedicated and selfless individuals and organizations make extraordinary contributions to their communities across the United States. And every year, the FBI honors the very best among them with its Director’s Community Leadership Award.
Each FBI field office selects one individual or organization for the award, and each award recipient is publicly recognized at the local level. At a later date, all winners are brought to FBI Headquarters to be presented with their award by the FBI Director. And that’s just what happened today, when the nearly 60 Director’s Community Leadership Award recipients from 2012 were presented with their award by Director Robert Mueller during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Here are just a few examples of how one individual or organization can make a difference within their community:
- In Atlanta, Soumaya Khalifa founded the Islamic Speakers Bureau to educate those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith and provide insight into how Muslim Americans live their daily lives. She often presents training to students, business executives, and military and law enforcement personnel.
- In Washington, D.C., Humera Khan, a dedicated advocate for American Muslims, is the founder of Mueflehun, a research organization that promotes service-minded communities and justice. Khan’s organization offers recommendations to multiple government agencies about countering homegrown terrorism and violent extremism.
So of all the potential candidates in the United States the FBI presented seven examples and of those two were Muslims who promote Islam and sharia law. Muslims only make up 1% of the U.S. population.
There’s likely many others too like this one just a few months ago, Somali Group ‘Ka Joog’ Earns FBI Honor. Just watch the video – it’s much more about protecting Islam than preventing anything else.
Muslims got more than 10% of the awards handed out based on a quick perusal of the winners here. We didn’t check every state so it could be even higher.