United States President Barack Obama is set to make his first ever presidential visit to an American mosque on Wednesday. Obama will be talking with Muslim leaders of the Islamic Society of Baltimore in Catonsville, per the Baltimore Sun.
"The President believes that one of our nation's greatest strengths is our rich diversity and the very idea that Americans of different faiths and backgrounds can thrive together, that we're all part of the same American family. As the President has said, Muslim Americans are our friends, and neighbors; our co-workers, and sports heroes - and our men and women in uniform defending our country," White House spokesman Keith Maley said in a statement.
The report indicated that attacks against Muslims prompted a meeting between administration officials and Muslim leaders at the White House back in December. Muslims have received a lot of media attention as of late due to the fear of terrorist attacks, as well as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposition to ban Muslims from entering the United States.