Rahat Husain has been working as a columnist since 2013 when he joined the Communities. With an interest in America and Islam, Rahat is a prolific writer on contemporary and international issues.
In addition to writing for the Communities, Rahat Husain is an Attorney based in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. He is the Director of Legal and Policy Affairs at UMAA Advocacy. For the past six years, Mr. Husain has worked with Congressmen, Senators, federal agencies, think tanks, NGOs, policy institutes, and academic experts to advocate on behalf of Shia Muslim issues, both political and humanitarian. UMAA hosts one of the largest gatherings of Shia Ithna Asheri Muslims in North America at its annual convention.
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Published 1:16 p.m. December 10, 2013
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Published 6:41 a.m. December 9, 2013
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Published 5:06 p.m. December 6, 2013
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Published 11:27 a.m. December 6, 2013
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Published 11:53 p.m. December 5, 2013
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Published 12:01 a.m. December 5, 2013
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Published 1:15 p.m. December 3, 2013
DC has implemented new food truck regulations, but the rules seem to be stifling business.
Published 6:30 a.m. November 25, 2013
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Published 6:30 a.m. November 25, 2013
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Published 10:27 a.m. November 22, 2013
Is DC ready for 100 new cameras monitoring stop signs, pedestrian walkways, intersections and more?
Published 12:42 p.m. November 21, 2013
Japan has offered a free high speed train system between DC and Baltimore as a part of a sales pitch, but will President Obama accept the offer?
Published 1:32 p.m. November 19, 2013
Montgomery County will be hosting the only Thanksgiving parade in the DC Metro region this Saturday.
Published 6:17 p.m. November 18, 2013
Google opens a store in Maryland to compete with tech giants Apple and Microsoft, but is it enough?
Published 11:41 a.m. November 13, 2013
Montgomery County establishments are illegally selling alcohol to underage drinkers at increasing rates.
Published 11:57 a.m. November 13, 2013
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