President Obama spoke at the Iftar dinner last night.
President Obama honored the sacrifices that Muslim Americans have made for the country on Wednesday night at the White House’s annual Ramadan dinner. With only a month to go before the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Obama emphasized the role that Muslim Americans played in the wake of the attacks, and their contributions to the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Muslim Americans were [the] first responders … the EMTs … the nurse who tended to so many victims, the naval officer at the Pentagon who rushed into the flames and pulled the injured to safety,” the president told approximately 100 guests before the meal.
Obama paid tribute to the “brave service of our men and women in uniform, including thousands of Muslim Americans … [and] some [who] have made the ultimate sacrifice.”