Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Remarks at the Second Annual DHS Iftar Dinner

Press Release

By:  Janet Napolitano
Date: Aug. 15, 2012
Location: Falls Church, VA

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today hosted the second annual Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Iftar dinner bringing together Muslim community members, international partners, and federal, state and local officials.

"Communities of faith have been one of our most steadfast allies in our efforts to secure our nation and combat violent extremism," said Secretary Napolitano. "DHS is committed to continuing to work with these communities to address threats that endanger the safety and security of our nation and all communities of faith."

Guests included members of the diplomatic corps from the embassies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Qatar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan and Turkey.

For more information, visit www.dhs.gov.