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Mansura Shajahan wipes away tears as she and her son Yusuf Shajahan were acknowledged by President Barack Obama at the Iftar dinner in the White House, Aug. 10. Mansura’s husband Mohammed Shajahan died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

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October 2008

Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan (1987 – 2007): A U.S. Army Specialist who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Kareem was a Muslim.

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23 Responses to “family”


  1. August 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I’m so grateful for this, Chips. There is so much hatred out there. How proud I am that I have a President who loves everyone, no matter who they are. Best example of a human being alive today.

    • August 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      could not agree with you more on this Tien Le: President Obama ~ Best example of a human being alive today

    • 3 nathkatun7
      August 11, 2011 at 12:35 am

      Very well said Tien Le! What you expressed is what really attracts me to support President Obama. This man has gone about the business of being President of all the people in the United states, including those who hate him.

    • August 11, 2011 at 10:13 am

      You know as I looked at the Mother whose head rested on the Tombstone of her Son’s Grave, I wept uncontrollably. That picture spoke volumes. God have Mercy on that Mother and Family 😥

  2. 6 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks for this Chips. May the good Lord continue to reward this President with blessings upon blessings in his professional and personal life. The love, tolerance, warmth, embrace of diversity that he shows everyday is breathtaking. In a world where jerks like Peter King hold hearings on “muslim radicals” and the GOP uses 9/11 to rally for funds; they tend to forget that many muslims died on 9/11, many muslims gave their lives to protect us in Afghanistan and Iraq, and many muslims work day in day out to build this country and leave it better for the next generation despite the hate, vitriol and baseless judgemental recriminations they receive each and everyday.

    As I wished my friend yesterday a safe, peaceful, and enlightening Ramadan, I also wish the same to muslims all over the world.

  3. August 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    His address was beautiful. He has an incredibly generous heart and respect for all cultures and religions. He is a beacon of strength, honor and a phenomenal model for the American Dream and American values. I’ll never forget the speech that Taoiseach Enda Kenny made in Dublin, saying PBO embodied The American Dream. It’s so true.

    • 8 Eleroy
      August 11, 2011 at 3:08 am

      President Obama epitomizes all that is best about America: Brilliance, decency, dignity, compassion, integrity, grace, empathy, discipline, focus, foresight, heart, humility, joy!!!

      • 9 cuphalffull
        August 11, 2011 at 5:05 am

        We have started a young adult OFA team in our rural mostly Republican county in the Midwest. The young people attracted to the President’s message and the attributes you just mentioned are the most extraordinary young people you could imagine. Way ahead of their age group, with open minds and even more open hearts. I feel as if the most extraordinary blessing has come upon our little group in having a team of young adults. I can’t wait to work with them and help them get involved. Today after they tried making their first phone calls to reach out to supporters I had a vision of taking them to meet their President. God willing I can help them do that some day.

      • 11 Mariele K.
        August 11, 2011 at 9:43 am

        So true. He represents the best in us all

  4. 12 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    LOVING ALL PEOPLE IS PART OF THE CHRISTLIKE WALK WE WERE CREATED TO SHARE IN THIS WORLD. IF WE DON’T DO THAT WE ARE GREATLY OFFENDING OUR LORD AND HIS PURPOSE FOR OUR CREATION. THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED TO TRY TO WALK IN SOMEONE ELSES SHOES. WE NEED TO PRACTICE LIVING WITH COMPASSION FOR ALL PEOPLE,REGARDLESS OF RACE,CREED OR RELIGION. ANYTHING ELSE CHEAPENS OUR LEGACY AND PURPOSE ON THIS PLANET! GOD CREATED US IN HIS IMAGE AND THE RAINBOWS OF DIVERSITY IN THIS WORLD ARE BLESSINGS TO BE SHARED AND APPRECIATED!

  5. 13 HZ
    August 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    “Joy comes to those who in a sense forget themselves and become totally aware of the other.”Mother Teresa.
    You know dear family, I sometimes watch President Barack Obama and feel that he does this, and that is why is can give that big beautiful smile to so many so many times over and over again. I think he is remembering his beloved mother who told him as he has stated,” How would you feel if you were in their shoes, Barry?”
    Yes, I totally respect others faith, their non-faith because that is their private journey to find. I have not right to impose mine on them, but I do have a loving obligation to treat each person with love, kindness, patience, graciousness, and respect. I think that is truly representing God. I love our President for expressing his faith, but having the room in his loving heart to respect others faith. We are truly bless to have this President, Barack Obama be with us in this time in our history. I hope that others will join him in making this a more loving and goodness of a place to be now. Thank you God Almighty for our families all over this nation who gives us a look at goodness each and everyday of our lives. Thank you TOD Family for giving me that beautiful glance each day I come here. I love you all so very much, HZ

  6. August 10, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    The President is very much a man of Faith.During all the rebel rousing campaign of the Republicans and the tea party about the President’s Faith about maybe he was a Christian or not.Well as the Bible says let your Faith shine through so all shall see. Our President show’s His Faith everyday by actions that shine through.He cares with out trying He meets all without reservation with a open hand of friendship and no malice.He does not forget the smallest to the largest of our country.For all the vitriol that is always thrown at Him the Head is still held high and the smile is still there. Also the Strong arm is there to lean on when some is lost.So we as his supporters should not get down just keep the Faith and do our part how ever small just do what you can.Every action we take to help our President Obama is the right thing to do. YES WE CAN DO IT AGAIN KEEP HIM IN OFFICE!!

    • 17 Sue in Minnesota
      August 11, 2011 at 12:21 am

      Actions speak louder than words. I recognize a good person by their actions, their demonstrations of kindness and consideration for those they share this world with, their faith does not concern me, I think that is a very personal matter. President Obama does not need to declare his faith to me, I witness a man guided by a higher principle, manifested in his actions, and interactions.

      • 18 sam uk obama supporter
        August 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

        I agree Sue in Minnesota actions do speak louder than words and by the actions of your wonderful president he truly epitomizes the teachings of ALL the world’s holy books – love, compassion, courage, empathy, tolerance and patience. He is a true Christian with a big heart and an open mind. We are all blessed that he is President at this time in history but not only is he a great president but an awesome role model for everyone.

        OT slightly but just before my son’s school broke up for the summer vacation they were talking about role models in their PSHCE lesson and they were asked to name their role models and to say why so my boy put his hand up and said that he had two, his Daddy because although he has a disability and can not work he always helps at home and has a lot of patience and his second was President Obama. When one of his class mates laughed and asked why him my son looked him in the eye and said “because he is a good man, he has a hard job with people being mean to him and he doesnt shout and yell but he gets on with his work and he loves everyone.”

        I guess what I am trying to say is that even a 10 year old boy from the other side of the world can see the inherent goodness in this remarkable man and is not afraid to tell everyone this.

  7. August 11, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Sue you are so right that is my point also.It was just that they made such controversy all over the networks and talking heads was their lead stories.

    • 20 Sue in Minnesota
      August 11, 2011 at 1:13 am

      Today? I was in the dentist’s chair for a very long time today and then away from home. Did they kick up some crap about his religion.?
      Race and religion should never even be a topic of conversation, as we are equal under the law, and we have freedom of and from religion.
      And as I know we both agree, President Obama’s character is darn near flawless. They really need to check themselves.

      • 21 cuphalffull
        August 11, 2011 at 5:12 am

        I love the assertiveness that comes through in your comments. Its time we stood assertively and in unison to advocate for the precepts and actions that are honorable, just and kind and reject those that aren’t with word and deed. For every voice that has succumbed to insecurity and speaks without conscience we need to raise three that say the kinds of things you are saying in your comments.

  8. 22 carolyn
    August 11, 2011 at 9:07 am

    President Obama shows what he IS by what he DOES. My mother always said: “What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear a word you say.” Another way to say what everyone upthread is saying. Yes, actions do drown out words, and I firmly believe this president’s actions will drown out all the evil words and evil deeds we see and hear.

  9. 23 MGarvey
    August 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Love that clip of General Colin Powell talking about Kareem Rashad Khan.
    -still cant shake his selling of the Iraq war though-


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