Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Isna Supports President Obama's Comments at Un Assembly

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Isna Supports President Obama's Comments at Un Assembly

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ISNA WELCOMES PRESIDENT Barack Obama's remarks about Islam and Muslims in his Sept. 24 address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

"We have reaffirmed that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam," Obama said. "Islam teaches peace. Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them - there is only us because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country."

ISNA President Azhar Azeez said Obama's remarks recognizing the Muslim American community as a welcomed part of a diverse country were appreciated.

"It is unfortunate that segments of American society continue to demonize Muslim Americans," he said. …

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