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President Obama: “We are one American family”

On Wednesday, President Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque.

(President Obama makes his first visit to a mosque in America and delivers remarks to the Muslim American community in Baltimore, Maryland. February 3, 2016.)

… the first thing I want to say is two words that Muslim Americans don’t hear often enough — and that is, thank you. Thank you for serving your community. Thank you for lifting up the lives of your neighbors, and for helping keep us strong and united as one American family. We are grateful for that. […]

We’re one American family. And when any part of our family starts to feel separate or second-class or targeted, it tears at the very fabric of our nation.

It’s a challenge to our values — and that means we have much work to do. We’ve got to tackle this head on. We have to be honest and clear about it. And we have to speak out. This is a moment when, as Americans, we have to truly listen to each other and learn from each other.