Echoing her father George W. Bush's comments about Islam following the 9/11 attacks, Jenna Bush Hager wrote in a statement posted on Twitter that "Islam is peace"

By TIME Staff
Updated January 31, 2017 05:21 PM
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This article originally appeared on TIME.com.

Jenna Bush Hager, NBC anchor and daughter of former President George W. Bush, wrote a letter arguing that Muslims should be welcomed in America.

Hager did not directly reference President Trump’s recent suspension of a refugee program and temporarily barring visitors from seven majority-Muslim countries. But her statement seems to reflect some of the current arguments about the executive action as well as a tragic shooting at a mosque in Canada.

Echoing her father’s comments about Islam following the 9/11 attacks, Hager wrote in a statement posted on Twitter that “Islam is peace” and that terrorists do not reflect “the true faith.” She also called for Americans to treat Muslims “with respect.”

Read Bush’s full letter below: