At the eve of Eid celebration at White House, probably the last Eid celebration for Barack Obama as President, the American Premier praised the efforts, contributions and achievements of American Muslims and called for tolerance in the American society.
“You’re the doctors we trust with our health, the entrepreneurs who create jobs, artists who inspire us and activists for social justice who are on the front line in the fight for equality; you are the athletes that we cheer for,” said the president to a number of Muslim attendees.
Obama recognized the valuable contribution of Muslims towards the American society, as artists, architects, doctors, police personnel and members of the army who risk their lives to keep America’s freedom intact.
The Muslim gathering at the occasion cheered the speech made by Obama, in which he praised American Muslims and emphasized on tolerance and respect towards them.
“Muslim Americans are as patriotic, as integrated as American as any other members of the American family and whether your family has been here for generations or you’re a new arrival you’re an essential part of the fabric of our country,” added Obama, and urged them to reject hatred and discrimination, reiterating the need for Muslim Americans and “all Americans” to stand together and “look out for one another.”