Your activism makes a difference: President Obama visited a mosque

Last December, after the tragedies in Beirut, Paris and San Bernadino, more than 46,000 CREDO activists asked President Obama to take a public stand against Islamophobia by denouncing anti-Muslim violence and making his first public visit to a U.S. mosque.

Your activism made a difference.

Today, the President visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore. His visit comes at a time when Islamophobia is leading to an increase in hate crimes against Muslims and to a growing climate of fear in Muslim communities. The message of inclusion and respect that the President’s visit sends is a powerful counterweight to the xenophobia and racism being stoked by right-wing extremists in Congress, in the media, and on the presidential campaign trail.

Watch President Obama’s remarks in the video below, beginning at the 1:21:20 mark:

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We’re grateful that CREDO members are willing to take action to stand up for tolerance and inclusion and fight back against hate. We look forward to continuing to work together to defend progressive values and achieve progressive change.