Obama Administration Announces
Nationwide Muslim Outreach Program For Children Grades K-12
Washington, DC — At a press conference
today, President Obama announced plans for the first ever federally
funded Muslim outreach program. The program will be available nationwide
for all elementary school students grade K-12 beginning February 1st,
2014. The program is designed to educate children about the fundamentals
of the Muslim religion and Islamic belief.
President Obama spoke with reporters
to explain why it is so important that these outreach programs exist.
“The Muslim community deserves our full understanding and respect,”
Obama said. “We have killed millions of Muslims overseas since the
September 11th attacks. These folks are not all bad. In fact, most of
them are hardworking citizens just like you and me. I encourage every
student in America to participate in your school’s Muslim outreach
program. Learn about the Muslim community, the beauty of the Sunnah and
the magic of the Qur’an.”
35-year-old Paul Horner, a teacher at
Starks Elementary School in Louisiana, told MSNBC he is excited about
the new program. “I think anything a child can learn is good.