Iftaar at the White House

October 31, 2003

Source: The Washington Times


On October 31, 2003 The Washington Times reported that a group of American Islamic leaders were upset over the fact that several Islamic organizations were not invited to Iftaar at the White House this year. The Muslim Students Association, American Muslims for Jerusalem, the Islamic Society of North America, Project Islamic Hope, the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations of Greater Washington and the Council on American-Islamic Relations were among those passed over. Many leaders felt that Arab-Americans "get no chance to discuss substantive issues with the president, such as the U.S. Justice Department's freezing of the assets of Muslim charities, violations of civil liberties and the massive detentions of Muslims after the September 11 attacks."