When asked about Obama's decision to invite Oren, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said, "Tonight is an opportunity to continue the tradition of American Muslims serve in the White House. Dinner was also held for groups of different individuals, business leaders and U.S. military. " Obama also convey the message of Ramadan earlier this month.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Obama Held a Joint Iftar with American Muslims
U.S. President Barack Obama held a joint iftar in the State Dining Room, the White House, Tuesday 1 September 2009. On that occasion, Obama also expressed appreciation for the contribution of American Muslims. The invited guests included cabinet ministers, members of Congress, the ambassadors from Islamic countries, Muslim community leaders, and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren.