Rabat - President Obama issued a statement Sunday evening, extending best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world at the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan.
Rabat – President Obama issued a statement Sunday evening, extending best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world at the start of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.
In this speech to American Muslims and those around the world, the US president indirectly attacked Donald Trump’s call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
“I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights,” he said
“I stand committed to safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans no matter their religion or appearance. I stand in celebration of our common humanity and dedication to peace and justice for all,” the president added.
Obama reaffirmed America’s commitment to diversity, stating that “We will continue to welcome immigrants and refugees into our nation, including those who are Muslim,” despite “the voices that seek to divide us,” expressing his willingness to host Muslims at the White House during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.
Last year, President Obama hosted an Iftar dinner at the White House to celebrate Ramadan, with about 40 Muslim Americans belonging to the diplomatic community, he welcomed members of Congress into the East Wing, serving varied Halal food.