Obama praises Muslims as "Heroes and Patriots of America" as well as victims of Americans while holding a Ramadan celebration at the White House

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President Obama praised Muslim Americans Thursday as patriots and heroes, and decried an increase of violence against Muslims in the U.S.

“This is a difficult time for Muslim Americans,” Mr. Obama said at a White House reception marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. “Let’s be clear, Muslim Americans are as patriotic, as integrated, as American as any other members of the American family.”

In an apparent reference to Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has proposed a ban on Muslim immigrants, Mr. Obama told young Muslims in the audience, “In spite of what you sometimes hear, you’ve got to know you’re a valued part of the American family and there’s nothing you cannot do.”

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