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President Obama to Visit Mosque, Hold Talks With Muslims in Baltimore

President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members this coming week in a public show of support.

The White House says Obama plans to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday and hold talks with Muslim community members. It would be the first visit to an American mosque during his presidency, according to reports.

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Obama has been outspoken in pushing back against calls by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and others to block Muslims from entering the U.S. over fears of domestic terrorism linked to extremist groups.

Others have cited potential security risks in pushing legislation in Congress to limit the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq, where ISIS is active.

Obama says such efforts serve only to incite extremist groups and weaken U.S. leadership around the world.

Last month, the White House held a meeting with prominent Muslim and Sikh Americans over tensions with their communities, and Islamic leaders at the time had asked Obama to visit a mosque.

President George W. Bush had visited the Islamic Cultural Center of Washington, D.C., following the 9/11 attacks.