Bush dines with Muslims, ‘covered’ by blessing

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Lt. Commander Abuhena Saifulislam, an imam said to be only the second Muslim chaplain commissioned in the U.S. Navy, gave a blessing at last night’s Iftaar Dinner at the White House which stirred a little laughter in the State Dining Room. He started his prayer with a preamble in which he explained that the prophet Mohammed said that whomever in the month of Ramadan invites a person to break fast with him “gets the same reward as the person who fasts.” “Mr. President, we’ve got you covered,” Saifulislam said.

Saifulislam, a native of Bangladesh, last year received a Joint Service Commendation Medal for work at Guantanamo Bay, where, the Armed Services Press Service reports, he performed death rites for three Muslim detainees who committed suicide.


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