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American Muslims on Trump’s Iftar: Thanks, But No Thanksposted on June 8, 2018
CNN’s Daniel Burke reports on the reactions of American Muslims to the White House’s announcement it will hold its first iftar—the evening dinner that breaks the Ramadan fast. “We do not need an iftar dinner,” Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University, told Burke. “Rather, we need to get the respect we highly deserve.” The tradition of White House iftars started during the Clinton administration, but the Trump administration declined to host one last year.