Muslim and American: Voices from the White House

Summary:
These are the stories of dedicated public servants who have faced discrimination and found hope in the work they do every day on behalf the American people.

Today, President Obama made his first visit to a mosque in America. Speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, he said:

“At a time when others are trying to divide us along lines of religion or sect, we have to reaffirm that most fundamental of truths—we are all God’s children, all born equal with inherent dignity. So often we focus on outward differences, we forget how much we share.”

The Muslim community is a relatively small one in America. For many people, the only ways they hear about Muslims and the Islamic faith is from the news, often after a terrorist attack, or from derogatory political rhetoric that blames the entire Muslim-American community for the violent acts of a few.

But that is not who Muslim Americans are. They helped build our nation. They teach our children, they take care of us as patients, they keep our homeland safe. They are laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery after they’ve given their very last to defend the country they loved.

Today, they work for President Obama in the White House. These are the stories of dedicated public servants who have faced discrimination and found hope in the people they work alongside and the work they do every day on behalf of the American people.

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Peace Starts Here: Musliminfo.com