George H.W. Bush on Discrimination Against Muslims in White House Question-and-Answer Session
Author: George H.W. Bush
September 4, 1990
I've been appalled by reports from some of you, friends of mine, here in this room—by reports of discrimination against Arab-Americans. And I condemn such acts, and I will continue to condemn them. This administration has supported enactment of the hate crimes legislation because bigotry and hate still do exist in this country. And hate breeds violence, threatening the security of our entire society. As I said when I signed the bill, all Americans must join together to rid our communities of the poison of prejudice, bias, and discrimination. America is home to millions of Moslems who are free to live, work, and worship in accord with the traditions and teachings of Islam.