Obama Salutes Muslims & Celebrates Islamic Holy Month At White House
July 26, 2013 9:35am PST
Obama’s White House celebrated the Islamic holy month of Ramadan with a special dinner.
During the event, Obama saluted Muslims in America and praised them for helping the build the nation.
For all of you who don’t know, Ramadan is a month-long fast of Islam. During this time, Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset — it is not optional, but required of “true” Muslims. The month of Ramadan is regarded as the holiest month of the year for Islamists. According to Beliefnet, “It was during the month of Ramadan that Muhammad first began to receive the divine revelations that would then continue for the remaining 23 years of his life, and which would subsequently be compiled by his followers as the holy Quran (or Koran), which Muslims revere as the actual, literal Word of God.”
At the White House Ramadan dinner, President Obama said that the Muslim dinner is a “time of reflection, a chance to demonstrate one’s devotion to God through prayer and through fasting, but it’s also a time for family and friends to come together.”
He said that Muslims and non-Muslims in America should come together for the common goal of opportunity and entrepreneurship.
The president also praised Muslims for adding “diversity” to America.
He concluded, “We work a little harder, we aim a little higher and we keep striving to create more opportunity for our children and future generations. Of course this isn’t just the American dream, it’s the aspiration of people around the world. It’s the basic, human desire for progress, to find dignity that comes from work to give our children something better.”
These dream extend to “North Africa and in the Middle East,” he said.
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(H/T: The Blaze)