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Another White House Iftar, Another Ramadan Without My Brother
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Another White House Iftar, Another Ramadan Without My Brother By Mariam Abu-Ali As many Muslims sit down tonight to break their Ramadan fast at the annual White House iftar, a tradition started by President Bill Clinton, I am thinking about […]




Department of Defense celebrates Iftar meal at the Pentagon
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The Department of Defense celebrated its 15th Iftar meal, July 12, at the Pentagon. Attending the event were senior defense leaders, White House and congressional staffers, foreign dignitaries, defense attachés, imams, Gold Star families, and Muslims who work in the defense community.




‘There’s no them and us – it’s just us’: Obama honors Muslim 9/11 victims at White House Ramadan dinner
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Tears flowed as U.S. President Barack hosted the traditional Ramadan dinner at the White House, only one month shy of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.




Obama Strongly Backs Islam Center Near 9/11 Site
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After weeks of avoiding the high-profile battle over the center — his press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said last week that the president did not want to “get involved in local decision-making” — Mr. Obama stepped squarely into the thorny debate.




In Lower Manhattan, 2 Mosques Have Firm Roots
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The Masjid Manhattan occupies a narrow basement with bare pipes snaking along the ceiling. The congregants who filled up the mosque near City Hall on Thursday night were mainly men, from South Asia, West Africa and the United States, and a few women — who prayed behind a partition.