News From : DagangHalal.com (30 Nov 2010)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 (News Agencies)– .
Mukit Hossain,a pioneering halal businessman in Virginia, has died. Mukit, who was born in Bangladesh, was a graduate of Duke University and long played a pivotal role in the Muslim community of Virginia.
He led organizations such as Food Source that fed the homeless and founded the non-profit group Project Hope and Harmony, which established a day-laborer hiring center in Herndon, Va.
His political activism at the state and national levels helped mobilize and empower Muslim voters in several elections. He recently left the telecommunications business and moved to rural Virginia to establish a farm supplying halal meat to the area’s growing Muslim population. In 2006, he worked with Jewish leaders to push for legislation in the Virginia General Assembly that made it a crime to mislabel halal or kosher products.