US does not suppress Islam, says Obama

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

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Terming the recent anti-Muslim rhetoric in the US poll campaign as “inexcusable”, President Barack Obama has said the best way to fight terrorism is to show that the US does not suppress Islam
In his first visit to a mosque in the US, Obama on Wednesday referred to the recent political rhetoric against Muslims in the country, and said Americans cannot be silent bystanders to bigotry against any faith
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