Senate confirms Muslim for top religious freedom position
In this position, Hussain will serve as the highest-ranking member in the State Department for advancing international religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy.
President Biden nominated Hussain for the position back in July, calling on him to fill the role formerly held by Samuel Brownback under the Trump administration.
Hussain was born in Wyoming to Indian-American parents and is the first Muslim to hold the post of Religious Freedom Ambassador. He served under the Obama administration, where he spearheaded efforts on countering antisemitism and protecting religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries.
International Christian Concern said, “Mr. Hussain has a proven track record of addressing persecution around the world.”