Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Iftar in White House was over 200 yrs Ago with Jefferson

“Ramadan,” said President Obama at a White House iftar dinner in 2010, “is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan — making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.”

Thomas Jefferson’s Iftar | IIP Digital

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