Article by Hailey for Common Ground News Service

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On US Independence Day weekend, 45,000 Muslims gathered in the nation’s capital for the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a membership organization that contributes to the betterment of the Muslim community and society at large. The theme of this year’s convention was “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”, to coincide with the immortal words from the US Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson 233 years earlier. Conference participants reflected on what “being American” means for Muslims today.

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