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    President Obama on Countering ISIL

    U.S. military action in Iraq to counter forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant must “be part of a broader, comprehensive strategy to protect our people and to support our partners..."

  • Sec Kerry

    Kerry: Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition

    Secretary of State Kerry says a global coalition is needed to confront the terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria using political, humanitarian, economic, law enforcement and intelligence tools...


    Surveillance Flights Over Syria Approved

    President Obama authorizes surveillance flights over Syria in preparation for military options for combating fighters who have taken over large areas in eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.

  • Religious Freedom

    International Religious Freedom Report

    Secretary Kerry: "Freedom of religion is not an American invention; it’s a universal value. And it’s enshrined in our Constitution and it’s engrained in every human heart."

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    Obama’s Statement on Eid-al-Fitr

    "In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy."

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