Emgage condemns TX Rep. Tinderholt’s vote against Ramadan resolution

HOUSTON: Emgage condemns Texas State Representative Tony Tinderholt’s recent vote against a resolution in celebration of Ramadan on the Texas House floor, and Rep. Tinderholt’s follow-up statement about this vote.

“Rep. Tinderholt’s statement shows a level of bigotry and ignorance that is offensive to the nearly 2 billion Muslims around the world,” said Wa’el Alzayat, Emgage CEO. “These words demonstrate that Rep. Tinderholt does not understand that Islam has been present in the United States since the country’s inception. As a pluralistic democracy, the history and future of all ethnic and religious groups in our country are jointly shared”

Ramadan is a monthlong commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) first revelation and is considered one of the faith’s Five Pillars. It is recognized throughout the month by fasting and prayer. This year, Ramadan started on the evening of Wed., March 22, and was recognized in the Texas House by Rep. Suleman Lalani, one of the first Muslims elected to the Texas House.