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Jenna Bush Hager, NBC anchor and daughter of former President George W. Bush, this week tweeted an excerpt of a speech her father made in the days after 9/11.

“Islam is peace,” President Bush said in a speech at the Islamic Centre in Washington, D.C. shortly after the World Trade Center attacks. “America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country.”

Bush Hager wrote on Twitter that the excerpt was a reminder “to teach acceptance and love to our kids.” Her post followed continued outcry over President Trump’s immigration restrictions on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Read the excerpt of Bush’s speech that his daughter posted below:

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly described Jenna Bush Hager’s Twitter post. The words were from a speech her father, former President George W. Bush, gave shortly after 9/11, not from Jenna Bush Hager herself.

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