Thursday, February 4, 2016

Obama at Mosque: Islam Is ‘Part of America’

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Gardener Harris

WASHINGTON, DC---President Obama on Wednesday embraced Muslims in the United States as part of “one American family” and implicitly criticized the Republican presidential candidates in a warning to citizens to not be “bystanders to bigotry.” In a visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, his first to a mosque in the United States as president, Mr. Obama recited phrases from the Quran and praised American Muslims as a crucial part of America’s history and vital to the nation’s future. “We are one American family,” he said. “We will rise and fall together.” [link]
President Obama greeted families in an overflow room after speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque. Credit Drew Angerer for The New York Times