Alhurra, Radio Sawa cover President Obama’s first visit to a U.S. mosque

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the Muslim-American community at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore, Md. Obama is making his first visit to a U.S. mosque at a time Muslim-Americans say they're confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, the flagship stations of BBG’s Middle East Broadcasting Networks, provided  extensive coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on religious freedom last week at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Coverage included reaction from local community members following his speech. An Alhurra report compared President Obama’s speech to the remarks made by former President George W. Bush following the Sept. 11th attacks when he also spoke at a mosque.