At a time when some St. Louis-area Muslims feel under siege from federal authorities, Zia Faruqui hopes to change that perception.
U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan recently appointed Faruqui, an assistant U.S. attorney, as outreach coordinator to the area’s growing Islamic community.
“I understand people can feel uncomfortable and scared,” said Faruqui, himself a Muslim and the child of Pakistani immigrants. “For the most part, I think that’s based on misunderstanding. They don’t need to be fearful of the government.”
Callahan envisions Faruqui, 31, [...]READ MORE »