The president acknowledged the attacks over the Islamic holy month, stating "our prayers are with the hundreds of innocent lives, many of them Muslim, taken during the month of Ramadan in places like Orlando, Istanbul, Dhaka, Baghdad, and Medina."
"Here at home, we’ve also seen a rise in attacks against Muslim Americans," Obama added. "No one should ever feel afraid or unsafe in their place of worship. Many Americans have shared in the experience of Ramadan by volunteering in community service efforts to assist those in need and even fasting a few days with their fellow Muslim American co-workers. In the face of hate, it’s our American values and strength that bring us together to stand in solidarity and protect one another—thereby, making our nation stronger and safer."
"Muslim Americans have been part of our American family since its founding," he continued. "This Eid, we recommit to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia, while celebrating the contributions of Muslim Americans around the country, including one of our finest, the People’s Champion Muhammad Ali, to whom we bade farewell this Ramadan."A rational president would recommit to protecting Americans from Muslims, more specifically, from those Muslims who are heeding the Koran's call to wage jihad/unleash terror on infidels until such time as they are prepared to admit that Islam rocks, rolls and rules.
The operative word, of course, being "rational."