White House Iftar Dinner

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Chaplain Sanaa Nadim, or Sister Sanaa, who serves as the Muslim Chaplain for Stony Brook University’s Interfaith Center, attended the annual Iftar dinner hosted by President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room of the White House on August 10, 2012.



The White House Iftar Dinner is an annual event celebrating the end of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan held under President Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, but not under President Donald Trump.[1]

2010 Iftar Dinner

The following were listed as "expected attendees" to the 2010 White House Iftar Dinner:[2]

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

  • The Honorable Andre Carson, United States Representative (Indiana 7th)
  • The Honorable John Conyers, United States Representative (Michigan 14th)
  • The Honorable Rush Holt, Jr., United States Representative (New Jersey 12th)

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

ADMINISTRATION MEMBERS

DIPLOMATIC CORPS

References

  1. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-passes-on-hosting-ramadan-dinner-for-first-time-in-20-years White House passes on hosting Ramadan dinner for first time in 20 years, accessed April 16 2018
  2. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/realitycheck/the-press-office/2010/08/13/expected-attendees-white-house-iftar-dinner Expected Attendees at the White House Iftar Dinner, accessed April 16 2018