Monday night at the White House Iftar dinner, President Barack Obama said he believes many Americans have “very distorted impressions” of Muslims and we need to “stop yelling and start listening” to each other.
Obama said, “Here in America, many people personally don’t know someone who is Muslim. They mostly hear about Muslims in the news — and that can obviously lead to a very distorted impression.”
Telling the story of an anti-Muslim demonstrator accepting an invitation inside a Mosque, the president continued, “The experience changed him; how he finally saw the Muslim American community for what it is — peaceful and welcoming.”
“That’s what can happen when we stop yelling and start listening. That’s why it’s so important always to lift up the stories and voices of proud Americans who are contributing to our country every day.” Obama added.
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