Mansura Shajahan wipes away tears as she and her son Yusuf Shajahan were acknowledged by President Barack Obama at the Iftar dinner in the White House, Aug. 10. Mansura’s husband Mohammed Shajahan died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan (1987 – 2007): A U.S. Army Specialist who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Kareem was a Muslim.
CBS: Colin Powell told graduates of South Carolina’s premier historically black university that they were graduating during a tumultuous time that saw a royal wedding, the beatification of a pope, and a U.S. military assault that killed Osama bin Laden, “the worst person on earth”.
But the former secretary of state and Joint Chiefs chairman told the 400 graduates of South Carolina State University that he particularly enjoyed another event of the past week: “That was when President Obama took out his birth certificate and blew away Donald Trump and all the birthers!”
The stadium and its 400 graduates roared in appreciation of Powell’s comments on the president’s move last week to quell the doubts expressed by those who haven’t believed that he was born in Hawaii…..
President Barack Obama jokes with Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Colin Powell following their meeting in the Oval Office, Dec. 1, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Lots of new official White House photos released today – see them here
President Barack Obama speaks alongside former US Secretary of State General Colin Powell and Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in the Oval Office, December 1, where they discussed a wide range of issues including education and the passage of the New START Treaty
(When camera crew neared VP Biden just now in Oval Office, Obama said “don’t hit him – we already got one fat lip in the Administration.”)