He's not attending the muslim event, the motherfucker is HOSTING it. What kinda shit is this?
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday will speak up for religious freedom at a dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, emphasizing that point just as New York City is immersed in a deeply sensitive debate about whether a mosque should be built near ground zero.
Obama has not yet spoken about the mosque controversy. The White House has been calling the matter solely a local one.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs would not directly say whether Obama would address the mosque when he hosts the iftar dinner that breaks the holiday's daily fast. But Gibbs quickly added that Obama believes strongly in the tenet of religious freedom and would be speaking out on that.
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