WASHINGTON: On Wednesday, President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet the Muslim community members in Baltimore on his first presidential visit to an American mosque as a public show of support to Muslims.
It was announced by the White House on Saturday that President Obama plans to hold talks with the leaders of the Muslim community at the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
After the anti-Muslims comments and views from Donald Trump, the visit by President Obama will result in a public embrace of Muslims at a time which is crucial for the Muslims as public sentiments against the Muslim community seemed to be growing lately.
There have always been rumors against Barrack Obama that he is from a Muslim background, and his father was a Muslim as well belonging to Kenya, but Obama had always kept himself to a distance from such news.
It has been proved through documentation that US President Barrack Obama is a Christian, but a large fragment of Americans do not believe this to be true.
Obama’s visit to US mosques will come during the final year of Obama’s two terms in office.
According to the reports from The White House, it was stated that the president will be visiting the Baltimore mosque to “celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.”
The White House further indicted his speech and said that Obama “will reiterate the importance of staying true to our core values: welcoming our fellow Americans, speaking out against bigotry, rejecting indifference and protecting our nation’s tradition of religious freedom,”
Donald Trump’s speeches against Muslims were pushed back by Obama. Trump’s speeches linked the Muslims from being admitted to the US over fears of terrorism linked to radical extremist groups.
“We’re not going to build progress with a bunch of phony tough talk, and bluster, and over-the-top claims that just play into ISIL’s hands,” the president said, using an acronym for the militant group.
“We’re not going to strengthen our leadership around the world by allowing politicians to insult Muslims or pit groups of Americans against each other. That’s not who we are. That’s not keeping America safe.”
Others have cited potential security risks in pushing legislation in Congress to limit the resettlement of refugees from Iraq and Syria, where the militant Islamic State group is active and from which it has exported its brand of terrorism to other regions of the world.
Obama had disagreed with Trump’s remarks and stated that such ideas will weaken the US and will put the security of US at more risk.