Obama’s Statement to Muslims After Chattanooga Shooting Will Make You Physically Ill
On the same day a terrorist attack was carried out by a man who appears to have been an extremist Muslim in Chattanooga, Tenn., President Barack Obama wished Muslims a happy end to the holy month of Ramadan.
The attack came on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, when observant Muslims can break their fast for the holy month. Given that it occurred on the same day as a terrorist attack allegedly perpetrated by a religious extremist, you would think that the president would have chosen to lay low about it.
And, you would have thought wrong.
“As Muslims mark the end of the month, they are reminded that Ramadan is a time to reflect spiritually, build communally, and aid those in need. While Eid marks the end of Ramadan, it marks a new beginning for each individual — a reason to celebrate and express gratitude on this holiday.”
Obama failed to mention the attack, but did mention a number of other things as a (shortsighted) attempt to counterbalance.
“As Muslim Americans celebrate Eid across America, the holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs,” the statement continued.
“This past year New York City Public Schools announced adding Eid to their official school calendars alongside Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays — an acknowledgement of the great diversity and inclusiveness that adds to the richness of our nation,” the president stated.
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