According to Snopes, there is no evidence that Valerie Jarrett is Muslim. This perception was created due to a falsely attributed quote. While Valerie Jarrett was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, neither she nor her parents are Iranian. Jarrett is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama
Both of Valerie Jarrett's parents are citizens of the United States, from the cities of Washington and Chicago. The couple lived in Iran for a six-year period during the late 1950s and early 1960s, during which time their daughter was born. Valerie Jarrett and her parents moved back to the United States in 1962, when Valerie was five years old.