On Wednesday, President Obama is shirking his duties to pay what he is claiming is his “first visit” to a U.S. mosque.
According to The Blaze, Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore, which is a campus that contains both a mosque and a K-12 school. During his speech there, the White House says he will focus on the need to speak out against bigotry and reject indifference.
“For some time, we’ve been asking for pushback. Perhaps this will start a trend,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Muslim Americans are praising Obama for coming to their aid when they need it most.
“I don’t think there’s ever been this level of fear and apprehension in the Muslim-American community,” Hooper added.
“The president going there means he hasn’t forgotten us,” added Akbar Ahmed, an Islamic studies specialist at American University who has researched mosques around the U.S.
For Obama to call this his first visit to an American mosque is insulting to the intelligence of Americans everywhere. The president has made it abundantly clear that he is indeed a Muslim, so he has likely been going to mosques in this country for his entire life.
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