A White House spokesman has said that US President Barack Obama will make his first visit to a mosque since ascending to the presidency. It is in a bid to make a plea for tolerance. Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque on Wednesday
“On Wednesday, February 3rd, the President will travel to Maryland to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life,” a White House official said in a statement.
“The President will hold a roundtable with community members and deliver remarks, where he will reiterate the importance of staying true to our core values — welcoming our fellow Americans, speaking out against bigotry, rejecting indifference, and protecting our nation’s tradition of religious freedom.”