Obama hosts iftar dinner at the White House

Obama said he wanted to "thank you for what you do, and for reminding us that our nation is stronger and more successful when we harness the talents of all Americans -- no matter where we come from, or what we look like, what our last names are, or how we pray."

Obama hosts iftar dinner at the White House

World Bulletin/News Desk

US President Barack Obama hosted on Thursday an iftar dinner at the White House.

Obama said during his speech, "Here at the White House, we now have a tradition of celebrating the sacred days of our various faiths. For Muslims, Ramadan is a time of reflection, a chance to demonstrate one’s devotion to God through prayer and through fasting. But it’s also a time for family and friends to come together."

Obama underlined that the holy month of Ramadan was there to love and respect, to renew our obligations to one another, as well as to renew the commitment to neighbors and helping the most needy among us.

"Whoever does an atom’s weight of gold [good] will see its results," Obama quoted from the Quran and added that he "wants to thank you for what you do, and for reminding us that our nation is stronger and more successful when we harness the talents of all Americans -- no matter where we come from, or what we look like, what our last names are, or how we pray."

Turkey's Ambassador to Washington, Namik Tan and several representatives of foreign missions and members of the congress attended the iftar dinner at the White House.

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