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“We don’t differentiate between ‘them’ and ‘us.’ It’s just us.”

September 10, 2010, 3:01 pm | Posted by Dan Nejfelt

During the Q&A portion of his press conference today, President Obama addressed the swirling controversy surrounding the burning of the Quran and the proposed construction of an Islamic Center near Ground Zero, which – at heart – are really about whether Muslims are respected and accepted or demonized and marginalized in American society. I found the following two excerpts particularly poignant because they evoke the core values underlying this turbulent public debate – unity, freedom and tolerance:

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