Speaking on a theme of national unity last night, President Obama referenced our religious diversity more than once in the State of the Union address. And he added this more specific reminder (my emph.):
Thanks to our intelligence and law enforcement professionals, we are disrupting plots and securing our cities and skies. And as extremists try to inspire acts of violence within our borders, we are responding with the strength of our communities, with respect for the rule of law, and with the conviction that American Muslims are a part of our American family.