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February 11, 2016

Obama, American Muslims, and Our Constitutional Duplicity

President Obama's recent speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore was an attempt to reassure an American minority population feeling very much under siege that they are, in fact, full-fledged Americans -- part of the national fabric, valued, and indeed badly needed in the West's war on ISIS and like-minded groups. The president acknowledged that "there have been times where we have fallen short of our ideals," adding that "the best way for us to fight terrorism is to deny these organizations legitimacy and to show that we do not suppress Islam; we celebrate and lift up the success of Muslim Americans." Yet Obama's own administration, and members of Congress, have taken actions in direct contradiction to the president's claim that "we have to reject a politics that seeks to manipulate prejudice or bias, and targets people because of religion."

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