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President Obama on Thursday bemoaned discrimination faced by Muslim Americans, calling on people in the U.S. to practice tolerance toward their fellow citizens.

"Let's be clear: Muslim Americans are as patriotic, as integrated, as American as any other member of the American family," Obama said during a White House reception celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

Obama urged people around the country to ensure that Muslim Americans do not feel as if they're "second-class citizens."


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