Sunday, February 08, 2009

FBI Ends Relationship With CAIR : Obama Doesn't

CAIR Welcomes President's Islamic Reference at Prayer Breakfast WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed President Barack Obama's use of a quote from Islam's Prophet Muhammad in his remarks at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast.

In his prepared remarks, President Obama quoted the prophetic tradition, or "hadith," which states: "None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself." That hadith may be found in Sahih Al-Bukhari, one of the most respected collections of the Prophet Muhammad's statements and actions.

"We welcome President Obama's use of one of the most beloved sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and appreciate the desire for religious inclusion and tolerance that apparently motivated his choice of references," said CAIR Legislative Director Corey Saylor. "This reference, along with the president's ground-breaking statement to the Muslim world in his inaugural address, can only serve to increase respect for religious diversity in America and help repair our nation's damaged image worldwide."