Muslims chant “Four More Years!” at Obama’s Ramadan celebration in the White House.
Excerpts and fables from Obama’s alternative Muslim America via: Remarks by the President at Eid Reception | whitehouse.gov
This year, for my last year as President, I wanted to do something a little bit different, and I’m very proud to host this Eid celebration at the White House.
Today is also another reminder that Muslims have always been a part of America. In colonial times, many of the slaves brought over from Africa were Muslim. We insisted on freedom of religion, in Thomas Jefferson’s words, for, “the Jew and Gentile, the Christian and the Mahometan.” For more than two centuries, Muslim Americans of all backgrounds — Arab and Asian, African and Latino, black and white — have helped build America as farmers and merchants, factory workers, architects, teachers and community leaders.
And Muslim Americans have enriched our lives every single day. You’re the doctors we trust with our health, entrepreneurs who create jobs, artists who inspire us, activists for social justice — like the LGBT Muslims who are on the frontlines in the fight for equality. (Applause.) You’re the athletes that we cheer for — like American fencing champion Ibtihaj Muhammad — (applause) — who is going to be proudly wearing her hijab when she represents America at the Rio Olympics. No pressure. (Laughter.)
Muslim Americans help keep us safe. You’re our firefighters, our police officers — like Deputy Police Chief Malik Aziz of the Dallas Police Department, who’s helping that community that is still grieving heal after the tragic attack against law enforcement in that city. “There can be no actual progress unless we actually work together,” Malik has said. “The police and the community must work together. There is no us versus them.” So we thank Malik for his outstanding service. (Applause.)
AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years!
THE PRESIDENT: No, no, no, no, no. No, no. Michelle is going to come down and scold you. (Laughter.) Don’t say that.
That’s the story of Aref and Aida Saad. Where are they? There you are way in the back. You can see their hands. In 1973, Aref and Aida decided to pack up their lives in Lebanon and come to America in search of a better life. The couple settled down in Detroit, Michigan. Aref spotted an opportunity — he started a distribution company that specialized in halal meat, to serve the growing Muslim population in Detroit. Forty years later, it’s a thriving company. And they’re now paying it forward — one of their daughters, Fayrouz, used to work in my administration — she now she works with the Detroit Mayor’s office helping to welcome today’s immigrants and refugees. (Applause.)
So the Saads, they set a great example for new arrivals like Heba and Rahaf Alrahawan. Heba and Rahaf, where are you? There you are. So back home in Syria, these two sisters watched as the growing violence leveled their neighborhood, demolished their home, destroyed their father’s car company. And in 2012, their family fled Syria and spent four years in Malaysia as refugees. Four months ago, they were able to come to Brooklyn to start their lives over. In their first week, they signed up for English classes. Heba works in a clothing store on the weekends, studies English during the weekdays — hopes to save enough money to enroll in college to study information technology.
Recap: They came and made food for Muslims. Probably hired Muslims. Their daughter grew up to work for the first Muslim president. Now she helps bring more Muslims to America. The Saad’s – they were imported to America, signed up for taxpayer funded English classes and then took a job from an existing American citizen in Brooklyn. Or was hired by a Muslim in a Muslim store that doesn’t hire Americans?
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