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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

President lauds Muslim New Yorker


WASHINGTON - President Bush hailed an FDNY paramedic last night at an Iftar dinner marking Islam's Ramadan holidays - calling the Brooklyn man courageous and compassionate and citing his near-death experience at Ground Zero on 9/11.

Speaking to some of the nation's Islamic leaders in the State Dining Room at the White House, Bush singled out Farooq Muhammad, the son of Pakistani immigrants.

"Farooq was at the World Trade Center on 9/11, treating victims when the towers collapsed - he narrowly escaped death himself. He also recently volunteered in the mountains of Kashmir, where he helped treat the victims of last year's devastating South Asian earthquake," Bush said.

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