President Obama delivers fervent speech supporting American Muslims at Baltimore mosque
- Obama spoke at the Islamic Society of Baltimore in his first visit to a mosque during his presidency.
- His 45-minute speech condemned ongoing anti-Muslim rhetoric and highlighted the long history and important future of American Muslims.
- The visit included a pre-speech roundtable that included an Olympics-bound athlete, artists, doctors, community organizers, and other prominent leaders in the American Muslim community.
“You fit in here, right here. You’re right where you belong. You’re part of America, too. You aren’t Muslim or American. You are Muslim and American.”
“Obama, in Mosque Visit, Denounces Anti-Muslim Bias” (The New York Times)
“President Obama at Maryland mosque: ‘You fit in here’” (The Baltimore Sun)
“At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: ‘You fit in here’” (The Washington Post)
(Image Credit: Drew Angerer/The New York Times)