"The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war."
Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. September 17, 2001
For over one billion Muslims throughout the world, Ramadan is a month of
fasting, prayer, worship, and contemplation. During this month, Muslims fast
from dawn to sunset every day. It is a time to strengthen family and community ties.
The United States is a nation dedicated to religious tolerance and freedom, and President Bush
has acted to ensure that the worlds Muslimsfrom Dearborn, Michigan to Kabul, Afghanistanknow
that America appreciates and celebrates the peaceful traditions of Islam.