The Obama administrations' first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Farah Pandith, is leaving her post, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday.

"Farah's legacy is an extraordinary record of thoughtfulness, balance, and sheer guts and determination. Anyone who's work with Farah will note her uncommon ability to bring people of different backgrounds together. I've seen that commitment firsthand in her pioneering work to reach out to countries with both Muslim majorities and minorities," Kerry said. "It's in her DNA as a first-generation immigrant who achieved historic firsts for America, from changing the way our Embassies engage with Muslim communities in Europe to getting a Quran placed in the White House Library."

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