First ‘if­tar’ was held at the White House in 1805 AMY WANG

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ter­ror­ist at­tacks, when anger to­ward Mus­lim Amer­i­cans was spik­ing. At the 2001 din­ner, in mid-Novem­ber, Bush em­pha­sised the US was fight­ing against ter­ror­ism, not Is­lam.

“All the world con­tin­ues to ben­e­fit from this faith and its achieve­mentsRa­madaan and the up­com­ing hol­i­day sea­son are a good time for peo­ple of dif­fer­ent faiths to learn more about each other. And the more we learn, the more we find that many com­mit­ments are broadly shared,” Bush said.

“Af­ter a White House Rose Gar­den cer­e­mony, Bush had said his mes­sage for

PIC­TURE: TINA HAGER

Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W Bush hosts a Ramadaan din­ner, for am­bas­sadors from Is­lamic na­tions.

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