Boycott planned for Obama Iftar dinner

Obama’s Iftar Dinner in 2013

A number of prominent Muslim American are vowing to boycott Monday’s Ramadan dinner at the White House — citing domestic spying on Muslims and the Israeli attack on Gaza.

Boycott and protest efforts are actively underway in the wider Muslim American and Arab American communities — with one of the best-known civil rights groups in such circles joining calls to skip the annual Iftar dinner this year.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee said Monday that it would not participate in the Monday White House event — and encouraged others to do the same.

ADC “calls upon members of the Arab and Muslim communities to join us in the boycott, including tonight’s White House Iftar hosted by President Barack Obama, given the government’s condoning of the current slaughter of Palestinians in Palestine and the spying [on] American Arabs and Muslims domestically,” the group said in a statement…

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