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‘No contradiction in being a proud American and a proud Muslim’

“There is absolutely no contradiction between being a proud American and a proud Muslim,” notes Farah A. Pandith (pictured), United States’ Special Representative to Muslim Communities.

“Our country was founded on the principle of freedom of expression. As an extension, freedom of religion has come to become one of the most treasured American values.

“From the time of our founding fathers all the way to President Barack Obama, they have talked about Islam and Muslims with great respect. Islam is part of America and it has added to the rich history of our country.

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“President Obama has said very clearly that American-Muslims are a part of the fabric of America. He has talked about the fact that there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. There’s only ‘we’. So there’s no contradiction.”

This excerpt is from an interview with Ms. Pandith in MuscatDaily.com. Read the rest of it here.

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