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H.Res. 576: Recognizing Islam as one of the great religions of the world.

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The resolution was introduced by a Christian member of Congress.


Islam is currently the world’s second-largest religion, comprising an estimated 23.2 percent of the global population. Pew Research Center projects Islam will overtake Christianity as the world’s largest religion around 2070.

Muslims comprise a significantly smaller share of the U.S. population, at about 1 percent. Pew projects that will increase by 2050 but not dramatically, to 2.1 percent.

A 2017 Pew Research Center survey found that Muslims were the only religious group towards whom survey respondents reported net negative ratings, with atheists and Mormons both ranking higher.

Donald Trump and other Republicans have used the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” to describe groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS. Barack Obama and most other Democrats have not, with Obama saying …

Sponsor and status

Al Green

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Jul 30, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jul 30, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 30, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)



Jul 30, 2021

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H.Res. 576 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 576. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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