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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan
The White House ^ | 6-27-2014 | President Obama

Posted on 06/27/2014 12:35:29 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.

A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and inequality.  Here in the United States, we are grateful to the many Muslim American organizations, individuals, and businesses that are devoted to creating opportunity for all by working to reduce income inequality and poverty, not only through their charitable efforts, but also through their initiatives to empower students, workers and families with the education, skills and health care they deserve.

Ramadan also reminds us of our shared responsibility to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves and the basic principles that bind people of different faiths together:  a yearning for peace, justice, and equality.  At a moment when too many people around the world continue to suffer from senseless conflict and violence, this sacred time reminds us of our common obligations to pursue justice and peace and to uphold the dignity of every human being. 

As I’ve done every year as President, I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans from across the United States to the White House for an iftar dinner.  It will be another opportunity for me to convey America’s appreciation for the contributions of Muslim Americans to our country and to wish Muslims around the world a month blessed with the joys of family, community, peace and understanding.  Ramadan Kareem.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: alqaedaspring; muslims; obamadoctrine; obamaforeignpolicy; obamaonreligion; obamaramadan; obamaspeech; ramadan
God bless us, everyone. Even Boehner with his wacky stunts.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 12:35:29 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

well, here’s a long-distance dedication to all those who celebrate rama-lama-dan-whatever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KStsPPgeka4


2 posted on 06/27/2014 12:38:13 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Citizen Zed

Choke on your lying tongue.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 12:38:47 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Citizen Zed
Here in the United States, we are grateful to the many Muslim American organizations, individuals, and businesses that are devoted to creating opportunity for all by working to reduce income inequality and poverty, not only through their charitable efforts, but also through their initiatives to empower students, workers and families with the education, skills and health care they deserve. I would like to see this list of all these organizations.
4 posted on 06/27/2014 12:39:16 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Citizen Zed

aw SH8T!!!!!!!!

(and to think USA elected him! we are in deeep deep deep dooooooodooooooo!)


5 posted on 06/27/2014 12:39:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Citizen Zed

Kareem Abdul Jabbar to you too Barry!


6 posted on 06/27/2014 12:40:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Well isn’t that nice. The HMIC (Head Muzzie in Charge) is wishing us an happy Rama Lama Ding Dong.

Well, Allah FUBAR back atcha there B. Hussein.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 12:42:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

“Ramadan also reminds us of our shared responsibility to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves”

I am so glad that all Muslims in the United States are speaking out about the atrocities and beheadings in the middle east and about the horrible treatment of Christians and the disturbing treatment of women. /SSSSSSSSS


8 posted on 06/27/2014 12:42:59 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Citizen Zed

I’m going to have a bacon-fest!


9 posted on 06/27/2014 12:43:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Citizen Zed

None of our real presidents in the past recognized Ramadan. Only after these insane pagan cultists murdered thousands of Americans did we have to listen to our president venerate their vicious faith in conquest by the sword. Sickening.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 12:43:27 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Citizen Zed

He’s much more forceful in talking against the GOP than he is in talking against the Islamist armies in their so-called “holy season”.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 12:44:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: ImNotLying

Where is Code Pink today?

Where is Red Cross/Red Crescent?

Where is Amnesty Internationale?

Why no outrage over the warcrimes?


12 posted on 06/27/2014 12:45:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Citizen Zed

That Islamic Lunar calendar is really messed up. I know the 1973 Yom Kippur War is called the Ramadan War by the Arabs because the war occurred during the month of Ramadan. So the same month can fall from during any time during the Solar Year. Glad I am not using that calendar to plant crops or any other activity dependent on the true season.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 12:46:09 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Citizen Zed

I wish a happy Ram A Dan to all the world's 9th Century knuckldragging pig fornicators!

14 posted on 06/27/2014 12:48:23 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Citizen Zed

My contribution to the season will be to forestall sawing off the heads of those who disagree with me. If you are a woman, then stoning, mutilation, and crucifixion are still in play; so don’t get uppity.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 12:49:00 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: Citizen Zed

To the Muslims of the world, ram your Ramadan where the sun don’t shine!


16 posted on 06/27/2014 12:50:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I missed the pResident’s message to all Christians last year regarding the Blessed Day of Christ’s Birth and the Blessed Day of Christ’s Resurrection at Easter. Could someone please post it again so I could compare the Christian and Muslim messages.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Citizen Zed

“...treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves”

Obama wants to be treated like dirt then by that logic.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 12:52:03 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Citizen Zed

We join the millions of the world’s muslime as they solemnly renew their commitment to mayhem, murder, and stone-age savagery through fasting and introspection, with an occasional beheading or child rape thrown in to keep things exciting.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 12:54:19 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Citizen Zed

It will be another opportunity for me to convey America’s appreciation for the contributions of Muslim Americans to our country

You keep saying that. How about an example? One in which the blood of Americans is not shed?


20 posted on 06/27/2014 12:54:45 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Citizen Zed

(A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting,)

Any chance they take a break from killing civilized peoples during this time of self reflection and devotion? Nah I thought not.............


21 posted on 06/27/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

22 posted on 06/27/2014 1:04:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Citizen Zed

That crappola may come from obamma who is a mooselimb.
As from me, F-you moosie and your gutter religion.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: bigbob

Exploding Quran September 11, 2010 Burn the Quran Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoCj3nBWstc


24 posted on 06/27/2014 1:08:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Citizen Zed
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25 posted on 06/27/2014 1:13:38 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Its not very nice of you to make fun of their murderous, lying, pedophile prophet.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 1:18:11 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Citizen Zed

The serpent speaks!


27 posted on 06/27/2014 1:54:21 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Citizen Zed
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28 posted on 06/27/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT by februus
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To: Citizen Zed

Dirka dirka jihad! Derp.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 2:25:44 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: ColdOne

CAIR, MSA, ISNA, Hamas, MoBros, Hezbollah, Hizb ut Tahrir, Al-Nusra, ad nauseam.


30 posted on 06/27/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT by hawkboy
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To: Citizen Zed

Now, let the be-headings begin.


31 posted on 06/27/2014 3:02:54 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: hawkboy

yep!


32 posted on 06/27/2014 4:36:45 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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