Muslim And American

  • On February, 3rd President Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a mosque where thousands of Muslim American families exercise their first amendment rights. His speech highlighted the principle of acceptance, tolerance, diversity and unity upon which our country is built and thrives.

    "I want every Muslim American who may be wondering where they fit in to know that you're right where you belong - right here, because you're part of America, too. You are not Muslim or American. You are Muslim AND American." – President Obama

    During the past decade or so, we have all witnessed a rise in the violent narratives propagated by various militant and terrorist groups to justify their actions. They base these narratives upon dogmatic interpretations and blatant lies, creating an environment of fear, mistrust and misunderstanding between people of different religions. Yet they have succeeded in recruiting a small number of disenfranchised, ill-informed and susceptible people.

    Today, our tolerance, understanding and compassion is being tested and so we all have to overcome our fear and mistrust and recognize that we are all in this fight together.

    And speaking personally, I couldn’t agree more with his statement. Yes, I am a proud American and a Muslim.

    Haroon Ahmad

    DET – U.S. Central Command

  • We are not American or Muslim but American and Muslim...

    have double responsibility..

    May Allah Bless American!!!