City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wants to see a Muslim president in the United States. “The time is not far when we will see a Muslim president in the United States,” he said.
Turner made the remarks at the largest Iftar party in the United States recently. The party, hosted by Mayor Houston Sylvester Turner, was attended by 2,000 people from at least 50 organizations, including Houston Muslims.
Turner said the United States has so far not recognized any city as a large city with no Muslim representation. Muslims are one of the partners in the United States.
Due to the coronavirus ban, people were given boxes of Iftar items through Drive Through last year. This year the Iftar party was held in the presence of Muslims as the Corona ban was lifted.
More than 50 organizations including Houston, Abu Dhabi, Baku, Basra, Istanbul and Karachi Sister City Association, ISGH, Ismaili Council and Bohra community participated in the Iftar party. Houston Karachi Sisters City Association chief sponsor and oil tycoon Javed Anwar sponsors Iftar parties every year.
A meeting of the management committee was held under the chairmanship of coordinator Muhammad Saeed Sheikh to review the organization of Iftar party. Various committees presented reports at the meeting. Earlier this week, the committee also visited the Bayu City Event Center and expressed satisfaction with the organization of the event, said coordinator Muhammad Saeed Sheikh.
Guests invited to the Iftar party thanked the organizing committee and praised the service rendered to American Muslims.