President Obama says the United States is at war against terrorists, not Islam. Flood water is everywhere In Pakistan, but safe drinking water is scarce; read what the United States is doing about it. South Korea and Japan put renewed pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear program and, at the U.S. State Department, a program for a new generation of Muslim Americans.
Obama Calls for Unity Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary
On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, President Obama says the enemies of the United States are extremists who have perverted the Islamic religion, not Muslims in general. “We are not at war against Islam. We are at war against terrorist organizations,” Obama says in urging Americans to reassert that they will not be divided by religion or ethnicity even as the threat from terrorism continues.
Drinking Water for Pakistan
Approximately 32 million liters of safe drinking water and related supplies will reach about 40,000 Pakistani homes because of recent donations that have been made to the U.S.-sponsored Pakistan Relief Fund, the U.S. Agency for International Development says. Above, flood water is everywhere, but safe drinking water is scarce in Pakistan. Find out how to give to the fund here.
Japan, S. Korea Set Iran Sanctions
The United States welcomes the announcement from South Korea and Japan that the two nations will impose new sanctions and other penalties on Iran over its nuclear weapons development efforts. The United States, Europe and other nations are working to pressure Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
A Muslim-American Generation Change
Seventy future Muslim-American leaders exchange ideas for improving their communities and hear from pioneering Muslims from America and around the world at Generation Change, an event held at the State Department. The community organizers, film makers, artists and engineers, all under 30 years old, attended Generation Change as part of an evening that included an iftar with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, above.