Why President Obama must address anti-Muslim bigotry

Why President Obama must address anti-Muslim bigotry

[Ed. – You mean he hasn’t done it enough?]

Last week, I was among 14 American Muslims who met with President Barack Obama at the White House, where I delivered a handmade Valentine’s Day card from two California sisters, Sabrina and Saniya.

Sabrina, who is 10, told the President that she likes how he’s running the country, and that she plans to be an engineer or a basketball player when she grows up. She also wrote that she was worried about kids being mean to her because of her Muslim faith and asked for the President’s help amid the growing crisis of anti-Muslim hate.

This week, my heart sank as I read every parent’s worst nightmare in the news: Three bright-eyed young Americans had been brutally slain in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Deah Shaddy Barakat; his new wife, Yusor Abu-Salha; and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were charitable, optimistic and promising individuals who were determined to make the world a better place, but whose lives were viciously ripped away.

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