"Religion is not responsible for terrorism, people are..."
"I’m thinking of a little girl named Sabrina who last month sent me a
Valentine’s Day card in the shape of a heart. It was the first
Valentine I got. (Laughter.) I got it from Sabrina before Malia and
Sasha and Michelle gave me one. (Laughter.) So she’s 11 years old.
She’s in the 5th grade. She’s a young Muslim American. And she said in
her Valentine, “I enjoy being an American.” And when she grows up, she
wants to be an engineer -- or a basketball player. (Laughter.) Which
are good choices. (Laughter.) But she wrote, “I am worried about people
hating Muslims…If some Muslims do bad things, that doesn’t mean all of
them do.” And she asked, “Please tell everyone that we are good people
and we’re just like everyone else.” (Applause.) Now, those are the
words -- and the wisdom -- of a little girl growing up here in America,
just like my daughters are growing up here in America. “We’re just like
everybody else.” And everybody needs to remember that during the
course of this debate. "