Leftists need to make up their minds. Sometimes, America is a white supremacist state built by slave owning Founding Fathers who set up a system of white privilege that plagues us all to this day. Other times, America was a multicultural paradise from the beginning. President Obama is leaning towards the Rainbow Nation interpretation today as diversity mandates that he must pay tribute to every strange folkway around the world.
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.