Iftar with Mike Pence
So when Mike Pence became Indiana's governor, there was a little bit of concern from the Muslim community about whether or not he will continue the tradition of Governor's Iftar that his predecessor Mitch Daniels started. It was a symbolic event put together by the Muslim Alliance of Indiana to strengthen the relationship between Muslim Hoosiers and their government. Much to our pleasant surprise, Pence agreed to continue with the iftar and attended with his wife. I recall that he was very personable and easy to talk to. He made everyone feel welcome and was indeed a gracious host.
So in honor of Trump's proposed ban on Muslim immigrants, I wanted to resurface this picture from a couple of years back as a reminder.
I would also like to ask Mr. Pence, will you be the same gracious host you were then?
Will you welcome a group of American Muslims who, just like the rest of our great nation, come from all different corners of the world and our great country?
More importantly, will you sit comfortably and listen to the Quran being recited by a Muslim immigrant of Palestinian origin just like you did then?
I appreciate you marching for life today sir but let's not forget about those who are already living.
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