Obama Thanks Muslims for Their Contribution to U.S.A.-Truth!

Obama Thanks Muslims for Their Contribution to U.S.A.-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a news report alleging that President Obama welcomed Muslim Americans to the White House for an Eid-al-Fitr celebration. President Obama thanked them for their achievements and contributions to our nation and for “strengthening the core of our democracy.”

The Truth:
On July 27, 2014, the President welcomed a group of Muslims to celebrateEid-al-Fitr at the White House and delivered the following statement, which we found posted on the White House website:

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak.

Posted 07/29/14