Monday, June 08, 2009
Obama Makes Promising Statement on Charitable Giving | OMB Watch: "President Obama made some welcoming comments in regards to charitable giving during his speech at Cairo University. Obama pledged to help American Muslims give to charity. 'Freedom of religion is central to the ability of peoples to live together. We must always examine the ways in which we protect it. For instance, in the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That's why I'm committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.'"