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Obama celebrates Ramadan: 'Islam has contributed to the character' of US
by Kyle Balluck
President Obama late Thursday celebrated Ramadan with a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room, saying that throughout the nation's history, "Islam has contributed to the character of our country."
In remarks before the Iftar dinner, eaten by Muslims after sunset to end the day of fasting, Obama quoted from the Koran, according to a White House pool report. "As the Koran teaches, whoever does an atom's weight of good will see its results."
"Muslim-Americans and their good works have helped to build our nation, and we've seen the results," he added.
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