President Obama — who directed his attorney general to pursue The Little Sisters of the Poor all the way to the Supreme Court to force them to provide abortion-inducing drugs as an Obamacare health benefit — will visit a mosque next week in part to stress the importance of religious freedom in the United States of America.
@markknoller Is the press invited to this presidential visit?
— Mare (@orianafallachi) January 30, 2016
@markknoller Muslims opposition to women and gay rights is religious freedom. Any other religious objections are sexist and phobic.
— Dennis M. Gordon (@DennGordon) January 30, 2016
@markknoller cannot think of a single contribution. Not one.
— FallingDebris (@VolatileAmine) January 30, 2016
Um, hello? The invention of the digital clock?
Ignorance like that is why it’s so important that the president make this visit.
@markknoller I would like someone to list these Muslim Contributions.
I mean besides redecorating downtown Manhattan & the Pentagon.
— Ransom Ma (@Ransoms_Note) January 30, 2016
@markknoller Will we get an infograph of contributions? Just curious.
— Briana Booker (@Briana_fierce) January 30, 2016
Vox is probably working on one now so Valerie Jarrett will have time to approve it.
— JimW ♊ (@JimW_in_NM) January 30, 2016
@markknoller What contributions? Seriously.
— Joe Pesky (@JoePesky) January 30, 2016
Rep. Keith Ellison, the only Muslim in the House of Representatives, is both #FeelingTheBern and cheering on President Obama.
Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week – The Washington Post https://t.co/VFi7WSMzab
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 30, 2016
The Washington Post reports that the president is making the visit “to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life,” according to a White House email Saturday.
The email adds that the president believes the mosque visit will help demonstrate that “one of our nation’s greatest strengths is our rich diversity and the very idea that Americans of different faiths and backgrounds can thrive together – that we’re all part of the same American family.”
— debra (@idebrat) January 30, 2016
We’re hoping the event breaks out in a drum circle like the Muslim Women’s Solidarity Event in San Diego, or at the very least that Vice President Joe Biden again declares his award-winning “absolute commitment” to the freedom of religion.
@markknoller and Little Sisters of the Poor? what about them?
— Deana (@Rogue_40) January 30, 2016
Oh, them? Back to the Supreme Court Oct. 30 to appeal their case at the risk of being fined out of existence.