By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 11 2014 @ 06:19 AM EDT
July 10, Washington, DC—A group of Muslim Americans are planning an action on Monday, July 14 at 7:00pm at the White House to draw attention to ongoing U.S. government policies that have disproportionately impacted Muslim communities both here and abroad.
The solidarity action will coincide with the annual White House iftar dinner where Muslim Americans are invited to break their fast with the president, a tradition started by President Clinton. In a statement released on June 27, President Obama explained: “As I’ve done every year as President, I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans from across the United States to the White House for an iftar dinner. It will be another opportunity for me to convey America’s appreciation for the contributions of Muslim Americans to our country and to wish Muslims around the world a month blessed with the joys of family, community, peace and understanding.”