On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan. A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and… Read More »Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan 2014
THE WHITE HO– USE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2013 Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan With the start of the sacred month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world. For the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion. It is… Read More »Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan
The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) community lost a battle when President Obama chose to believe the words of terrorists over the words of his own citizens who have repeatedly said “jihad can never be used to justify terrorism.” The usage of language is of critical importance in trying to win this “battle of wills and ideas” as President Obama referenced in his Counterterrorism Strategy address at NDU on May 23,… Read More »The Importance of Language in Winning the Battle of Wills & Ideas
President Obama held an iftar at the White House on August 13, 2010. In his address he includes support for religious freedom and the community center to be built near Ground Zero. He reminds everyone that the first iftar to be held at the White House was more than 200 years ago by President Jefferson!