Following a year of unprecedented hate directed towards Muslims by the Anti-Defamation League, Fox media and the American right-wing, President Obama went out of his way to acclaim Muslims as equal citizens and human beings.
Said Obama on Muslims in the State of the Union Address:
And as extremists try to inspire acts of violence within our borders, we are responding with the strength of our communities, with respect for the rule of law, and with the conviction that American Muslims are a part of our American family. …Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American. They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim.