Barack Obama is off to visit a mosque to celebrate Muslim contributions and religious freedom according to a White House official.
A White House official said Saturday that Mr. Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque “to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.”
The Baltimore Sun wrote that President Barack Obama will visit a mosque in Baltimore County on Wednesday amid growing concern about hostility directed toward Muslim Americans. It will be Obama’s first visit to an American mosque as president.
He’s the one causing the hostility and divisiveness.
Michael Smith, a resident scholar at the society, applauded Obama’s decision to visit and said he hopes it will calm what he described as a measure of hysteria that has developed in some parts of the country. That fear, he believes, has been whipped up by the election.
“Hysteria is never good for unity of the country,” said Smith, who is also an imam at the Islamic Society of Annapolis. “This visit by the president will show how we need to, as Americans, join hands and come together more than ever. … Now is the time for unity.”
Hysteria? What hysteria? Concerns about terrorists pouring into our country because our president believes in open borders?