President Obama’s First Visit to an American Mosque

On February 3rd, President Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore. Following a meeting with Muslim community leaders, the president talked about the contributions of Muslim Americans in the United States.?He also spoke about the history of the religion in the U.S. and how groups such as the Islamic State* distort the Muslim faith.?His remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore marked his first visit to an American mosque as president.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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