In the wake of the January hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman, founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and Maguire Ethics Center Advisory Board member, was honored with a proclamation from Dallas County last week presented by Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia, and also received the Texas State Flag flown over the capitol in a ceremony by State Representative HD 105 Terry Meza. Rabbi Nancy Kasten, chief relationship officer for Faith Commons and steering committee member for the Maguire Ethics Center’s Conference of the Professions event, recently delivered a sermon that was editorialized in The Dallas Morning News highlighting Dr. Suleiman for his role during the hostage situation last month. Click here to read that sermon.
On March 1st, the Mayor of Irving also visited Dr. Suleiman’s mosque at Valley Ranch with a proclamation from the city of Irving. Suleiman and Pastor Bob Roberts of the Multi-Faith Neighbors Network were also interviewed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and discussed how religious groups in Texas are standing together following the incident. You can watch that interview by clicking here.
The Maguire Center is thankful for the leadership of Dr. Suleiman, not only throughout the recent Colleyville hostage situation but throughout his time as a faith leader in the Dallas community.