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White House Iftar

Why We Called for a Boycott of the White House Iftar

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

President Obama used a religious event to make a political statement -- one that was simultaneously an insult to the entire Muslim- and Arab-American community.

Why Muslim Americans Need Malcolms and Martins

Usra Ghazi | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Usra Ghazi

We need civically engaged Muslims to tackle these issues from all fronts. We need organizers and activists, daring demonstrations and diplomatic dinners. We need Malcolm Xs and Martin Luther Kings, Pauli Murrays and Ella Bakers.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Muslims Protest White House 'Publicity Stunt,' Citing Gaza Crisis And NSA Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to highlight the contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. society at the annual White House Iftar on...

Why Some Muslims Are Boycotting The White House Iftar

Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Yasmine Hafiz

Attending a government iftar is not tantamount to endorsing the government itself. One can support America without supporting the American government, and indeed a hallmark of being an American is having the freedom to agree or disagree with policies as one likes.

President Obama's Remarks At The White House Iftar Dinner

Posted 08.10.2012 | Religion

East Room of The White House THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please, please have a seat. Good evening, everyone. And welcome to the White...

How Obama's Celebrating Ramadan

AP | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan by hosting an iftar (ifta) dinner Friday night at the White Hous...

Reflections on President Obama's Remarks Supporting the Islamic Cultural Center in Lower Manhattan

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Irwin Kula

As an eighth-generation rabbi whose father came to this country in 1938 to escape religious persecution, I applaud and am inspired by President Obama's remarks in support of the Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan.

Obama Hosts Ramadan Dinner (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

On Friday (Aug. 13) President Barack Obama continued the annual tradition of holding an iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast for M...