Obama Will Visit An American Mosque For His First Time As President
The president's visit comes as anti-Islamic sentiment continues to invade the political discourse.By Eugene Daniels | January 30, 2016
For the first time in his presidency, President Obama will visit an American mosque next week. The president will deliver a speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on religious freedom and acceptance. (Video via The White House)
The White House says, during the visit the president will "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.”
President Obama has been criticizing increasing anti-Islamic sentiment in the United States. "When politicians insult Muslims, whether abroad or our fellow citizens, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid is called names, that doesn’t make us safer," the president said during the 2016 State of the Union.