President Obama took a trip to a Mosque in Maryland. While there he spoke about having unity within communities. He condemned “inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim Americans that has no place in our country.” Obama believes that Muslims should be treated the same as any other religions in the U.S.

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Obama spoke about threats and discrimination that Muslim people have had to endure since last years terrorist attack in California. He says,

“The first thing I want to say is two words that Muslim Americans don’t hear often enough. Thank you. We’ve seen children bullied, we’ve seen mosques vandalized. It’s not who we are. We’re one American family. And when any part of out family begins to feel separate or second class, it tears at the heart of our nation.”

Obama talked about a lot of the Republican parties who try to dehumanize Muslim people forgetting that it isn’t all of them. He said,

“Muslim Americans enrich our lives—they’re our neighbors—the teachers who inspire our children”

Josh Earnest, who works as the White House press secretary, says,

“This is an opportunity in the eyes of the president to send a clear signal to the Muslim American community that the president of the United States is going to firmly defend your right in this country to worship God consistent with your tradition and your heritage. That is a founding principle of our democracy.”

Source: Complex || USA TODAY