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    Obama to Visit Mosque in Baltimore

    FILE - A sign outside the Islamic Society of Baltimore's Al-Rahmah School.
    FILE - A sign outside the Islamic Society of Baltimore's Al-Rahmah School.
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    President Barack Obama will visit a U.S. mosque for the first time during his presidency on Wednesday.

    The White House said Saturday that the president's visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore would "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life."

    Obama plans to meet with community members and then deliver remarks in which he "will reiterate the importance of staying true to our core values: welcoming our fellow Americans, speaking out against bigotry, rejecting indifference and protecting our nation's tradition of religious freedom,'' the White House said.

    Following the deadly attacks late last year in Paris and in San Bernardino, California, both linked to radical Muslims, Obama called on Muslim Americans to help fight extremism.   

    The president has also appealed to Americans to reject anti-Muslim comments by politicians, most notably Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States after a Muslim couple inspired by Islamist militants killed 14 people in a shooting in San Bernardino in early December.

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    by: Karim Ahmad Halim
    January 31, 2016 11:37 PM
    Peace to you Ahmed. But 9/11 was originally done by the hands of my own countrymen, The USA, The Government of North America.
    Dear brother, if you're a man of wisdom, I challenge you to look into NWO( NEW WORLD ORDER) Let Our Creator, The One and Only, Guide you to the truth.
    Islam is 100% perfect. Man is and was the problem.

    by: Mark Smith from: Australia
    January 31, 2016 10:04 AM
    "Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to US mosque"=Neville Chamberlain to meet with Nazis on 1st visit to British Nazi rally

    It is a tragic shame for veterans and those in the field sacrificing their lives fighting against the infamy of the political and social constructs the Islamic/Muslim culture informs each and everyday to have their Commander in Chief visit the very cultural institution a Mosque which are the promoters/defenders of the very ethics-morals-values-beliefs-motivation and methodology which determines Other cultures as less and destined by Divine Vengeance-grievous harm and severest penalty delivered by Muslim hands.

    "Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to US mosque"=Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery to meet with Nazis on 1st visit to British Nazi rally

    Shocking betrayal of US Veterans and those currently in the field as it is these so called non radicalised 'moderate' law abiding Islamic/Muslim families, communities, and institutions (mosques) creating and sustaining the so called radicalised to become the managers and perpetrators of Islamic/Muslim cultural derived infamy in Liberal Democratic streets as well as being exported to inform terror-genocide elsewhere.

    by: AHMED from: INDIA
    January 30, 2016 8:36 PM
    If we wants peace in this world, then do not Sponsor Terrorism. I am very sad that rich and power countries are the main reason for Cheap Human Blood in this century.
    Who created Daesh or IS.I can tell you IS created by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan and USA.
    The main purpose of Daesh to create prblems to Asad & Co. We should learn from our Blunder Mistakes in Libya. What was Libya yesterday and what is to day is big difference.
    If there is any trouble in this world Saudi Arabia has hands in it. Who attack USA on 9/11, mostly Pilots from Saudi Arabia.

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