Obama Eid Celebration Again Empowers Islamists Over Reformers

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: President Barack Obama speaks to Muslims gathered at an Eid al-Fitr reception in the East Room at the White House July 21, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The White House held a celebration Thursday afternoon to honor Eid al Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. While no guest list has been made public, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has learned that it includes a number of Islamist activists who have espoused views in direct contrast with American policy.