ISNA Welcomes President's Remarks at White House Iftar Dinner
(Plainfield, IN 6/23/15) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) today welcomed President Barack Obama's remarks last night at the annual iftar dinner at the White House.
ISNA President Azhar Azeez who was among the attendees, said:
"We appreciate President Obama's remarks on religious freedom and our right to freely express and practice. Samantha Elauf’s legal victory at the U.S. Supreme Court has been an inspiration and reminder to us all that we should never take our freedoms for granted.
"We also thank the president for mentioning the tragic deaths of three young aspiring American Muslims at Chapel Hill and the challenges of bigotry and intolerance like the recent protest at an Arizona mosque. We as a nation should always be united against hate and challenge those who seek to divide our country. We must also continue to reach out to our neighbors of other faiths in mutual understanding and respect.
“While President Obama did mention the continued genocide and turmoil of Muslims of Rohingya, the long and inhumane suffering of the people of Gaza, the ongoing armed struggle of the Iraqi and Syrian people against ISIS, and the instability in Libya and Yemen, we hope that his administration would also effect policy that will bring justice, human rights and relief to these groups.”
SEE: President Obama’s Remarks at White House Iftar Dinner (Transcript)
SEE: President Obama Hosts an Iftar Dinner (Video)
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America. Its mission is to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.
CONTACT: ISNA Communications Director Edgar Hopida, 317-839-1820 or 317-679-6350, email@example.com