What Do These People All Have in Common?


Art Blakey – jazz drummer and bandleader
Amal Clooney -- wife of George Clooney and accomplished human rights lawyer
Mike Tyson – Undisputed Heavyweight Champion in 1987
Mehmet Oz ("Dr Oz") – medical doctor, talk show host
AndrĂ© Carson – Congressman from Indiana
Casey Kasem - radio personality known for his top forty DJ format
Jermaine Jackson – singer, bass guitarist
Fazlur Khan – structural engineer (designed the Sears Tower, John Hancock Center)
Iman – supermodel and wife of David Bowie
Robert D. Crane – former foreign policy advisor; author
Zayn Malik -- former member of One Direction
Busta Rhymes -- rapper
C. Jack Ellis – former mayor of Macon, Georgia
Keith Ellison – congressman from Minnesota
DeSagana Diop - Senegalese basketball player for the Charlotte Bobcats
Larry Johnson – retired player, played for the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks
Yusef Lateef – jazz musician and Grammy Award winner
Elias Zerhouni – Director, National Institutes of Health
Mohamed A. El-Erian – CEO of PIMCO, manager of over $1 trillion in global assets
Jawed Karim – Co-founder of YouTube
Dave Chappelle – standup comedian
Lewis Arquette – film actor, writer, and producer
Muhammad Ali -- former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport
Shaquille O'Neal – player for the Boston Celtics; rapper and actor
Ryan Harris -- NFL Denver Broncos' Offensive Tackle
Janet Jackson -- recipient of 12 American Music Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, 9 MTV Video Music Awards, and 33 Billboard Music Awards
Aziz Ansari -- South Carolina native who played Tom Haverford on TV series "Parks & Recreation"
Ellen Burstyn -- Emmy winning actress
Larry Shaw -- North Carolina Senate
Rodney Hubbard -- Representative in Missouri State House
Wayne Smith -- served as Mayor of Irvington NJ
Peter Buckminster -- served under General George Washington at Bunker Hill, fired the gun that killed British Major General John Pitcairn
Noor Inayat Khan -- One of Churchill's SOE Agents during World War II; Britain issues a stamp to commemorate Khan


These famous people are Muslims. Not terrorists.  #learningthedifference





Sources:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/worlds-500-most-influential-muslims-2012_n_2208667.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Muslims
http://stars.topix.com/slideshow/15162
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-considine/saluting-muslim-american-patriots_b_7039866.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/09/08/meet-the-muslims-who-sacrificed-themselves-to-save-jews-and-fight-nazis-in-world-war-ii/