MAS Welcomes President’s Visit to Baltimore Mosque
(Washington, DC- 2/4/15)- The Muslim American Society (MAS) welcomes President Obama’s visit to a Baltimore Mosque earlier this week, calling it “a step in the right direction.”
President Obama’s visit to the Islamic Center of Baltimore comes in the wake of hateful rhetoric against the Muslim community, and more noticeably the recent and unprecedented attacks on Muslim places of worship in the last year.
“This visit was absolutely necessary in light of recent events and the overall toxic environment against Muslims in presidential debates. It sends a clear message to the American people that Muslims are Americans and our community is one with our nation”, said MAS Executive Director Mazen Mokhtar.
President Obama emphasized that “Islam has always been a part of America,” and rejected the current political dialog as “inexcusable political rhetoric.”
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