Sharifa Alkhateeb

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: advocate who spent her life trying to bridge the gap between Islamic and American cultures who after September 11, 2001 took a leading role in the Community Resilience Project of Northern Virginia, a counseling and education effort sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and who founded the North American Council for Muslim Women, edited an English translation of the Koran, chaired the Muslim Caucus at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and helped get Arabic introduced as a subject in Northern Virginia public schools.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: June 6, 1946

 

Died: October 21, 2004

 

Location: Ashburn, Virginia