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Saudi Arabia: Obama's grandmother in Mecca for 'Hajj' ceremony
Adnkronos ^ | 11/25/09 | Adnkronos

Posted on 11/25/2009 1:49:09 PM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood

Mecca, 25 Nov. (AKI) - The grandmother of US president Barack Obama has arrived in Saudi Arabia for the 'Hajj' or Islamic pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, a Saudi daily said on Wednesday. Sarah Obama, 87, is being accompanied by a nephew and Obama's cousin, Omran.

On Wednesday Sarah Obama was in the valley of Mina with an African delegation, according to the Saudi daily Okaz.

Obama, the mother of the American president's father, lives in a village in Kenya and is one of the many guests of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.

About two million Muslims converge on Mecca each year for the Hajj pilgrimage but Saudi officials were expecting fewer pilgrims this year due to the threat of the H1N1 virus known as swine flu.

Crowds of pilgrims have been converging on the holy city of Mecca in recent days, and started the Hajj rites on Wednesday.

At the weekend, Saudi health authorities said that four people attending the Hajj had died from the H1N1 virus but sought to play down the risk.

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is an obligation for all able-bodied Muslims to attend at least once during their lives, provided they can afford it.


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 1stmuslimpresident; hajj; islam; islamobama; mecca; obama; obamabinbiden; pilgrimage; potus; sarahobama; sodomhusseinobama
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1 posted on 11/25/2009 1:49:10 PM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

What with 2M there, it’d be a shame to see the H1N1 spread.


2 posted on 11/25/2009 1:51:17 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

Praise Wallah...


3 posted on 11/25/2009 1:55:22 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Dallas59

lol!


4 posted on 11/25/2009 1:59:23 PM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: Dallas59

Face west and fart!


5 posted on 11/25/2009 2:08:03 PM PST by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

Why isn’t her grandson accompanying her ?


6 posted on 11/25/2009 2:08:13 PM PST by libh8er
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

But, but, last year she was Christian.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/11/obamas-christian-grandmother-in-mecca-for-hajj.html


7 posted on 11/25/2009 2:08:47 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: diverteach

Never a better time for a bacon cheeseburger than during Rama Dama Ding Dong!


8 posted on 11/25/2009 2:09:24 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

The First Granny at the Hajj...

Will Barry be joining his Kenyan Toot ???


9 posted on 11/25/2009 2:19:41 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

This must really thrill the people of the USA as Thanksgiving arrives.


10 posted on 11/25/2009 2:20:47 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: libh8er
At least one of her grandson's is: Obama's cousin, Omran.
11 posted on 11/25/2009 2:27:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

I’d almost be willing to bet that once the clown prince is out of office he makes the trip as well.


12 posted on 11/25/2009 2:27:53 PM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: Moe Tzadik

Did she bring the BC?


13 posted on 11/25/2009 2:27:59 PM PST by WellyP
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj has a website, with the message, "Be peaceful, orderly and kind. No crushing." ...

" a study conducted in conjunction with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government found that the Hajj experience promotes peaceful coexistence, equality, and harmony. Specifically, the report states that the Hajj "increases belief in equality and harmony among ethnic groups and Islamic community and that "Hajjis (those who have performed the Hajj) show increased belief in peace, and in equality and harmony among adherents of different religions."

- Wikipedia

14 posted on 11/25/2009 2:30:18 PM PST by wideminded
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To: wideminded

So they like weed out terrorists since anyone completing their Hajj has all these amazing qualities. No?


15 posted on 11/25/2009 2:34:32 PM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: wideminded

“Hajjis (those who have performed the Hajj) show increased belief in peace, and in equality and harmony among adherents of different religions.”

Well, maybe except for the Jews. Part of the Hajj consists of wandering back and forth in the same valley where Hagar, the mother of Ishmael and the Arab race, wandered back and forth looking for water after being cast out of the family by Sarah, the mother of Isaac, and the Jews.

To the Muslims, the rivalry in Genesis is as fresh as if it occurred yesterday. They still refer to the Jews as “birthright stealers,” since Ishmael was the firstborn, but the birthright went to Isaac.


16 posted on 11/25/2009 2:36:04 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: lilycicero

OMA ping


17 posted on 11/25/2009 2:36:15 PM PST by Girlene (Happy Thanksgiving)
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To: wideminded

“Belief” is one thing. Putting it into action and behaving accordingly is completely different.

SZ


18 posted on 11/25/2009 2:40:07 PM PST by SZonian (Beans, Bullets and Bandaids)
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To: lady lawyer

It’s all a crock anyway. Mohammed is their leader and they use our Old Testament as cover.


19 posted on 11/25/2009 2:41:49 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Actually, the Koran tries to put the Muslims at the center of the Biblical stories. For example, in the Koran, the son whom Abraham was told to sacrifice was Ishmael, not Isaac. Their biggest annual celebration, Eid, commemorates the saving of Ishmael from sacrifice.


20 posted on 11/25/2009 2:45:17 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: Girlene

Makes me think of Pee Wee Herman..Mecca Lecca High Mecca Hiney HO! He’s stupid to think he’s hiding his beliefs from Americans.


21 posted on 11/25/2009 2:45:51 PM PST by lilycicero (Silence....I keel you)
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To: lilycicero

Present Pee Wee Wee’d Up Obama?


22 posted on 11/25/2009 2:55:05 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! Watch this space)
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To: lilycicero


Related thread, obama greets muslim pilgrims
23 posted on 11/25/2009 3:03:03 PM PST by Girlene (No keeling on Thanksgiving Eve)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood
I think some BBQ pork and baked beans with bacon and onions sound so good ;) LMAO

An open question, why hasn't zero accompanied her ?
24 posted on 11/25/2009 3:09:13 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

25 posted on 11/25/2009 3:20:21 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Syncro; Girlene

LOL...and thanks for posting the Genie!


26 posted on 11/25/2009 3:30:47 PM PST by lilycicero (Silence....I keel you)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Obama’s “Christian” grandmother in Mecca for Hajj
Jihad Watch | November 25 | Robert Spencer citing AP, AKI
Posted on 11/25/2009 2:54:22 PM PST by Mount Athos
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2394556/posts


27 posted on 11/25/2009 3:54:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: lady lawyer

In other words, it’s all made-up rubbish, “islam” being an ideology, a political system, thinly veiled as “religion.” Let the buyer beware.


28 posted on 11/25/2009 4:43:30 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: Girlene

LOL!!!


29 posted on 11/25/2009 4:44:46 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: EDINVA
with 2M there, it’d be a shame to see the H1N1 spread.

Oh, you mean 2 Million Muslim carriers of the SWINE flu?

Yeah, that would be downright...defiling, blasphemous even. Then of course they would take it back home with them.

I wonder if they would do honor killings for transmitting SWINE flu?

30 posted on 11/25/2009 5:54:46 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

He already sent out a shout-out


31 posted on 11/25/2009 5:57:05 PM PST by jersey117
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To: EDINVA

Something just poetic about the Swine flu cutting down a half a million Muslim fanatics.


32 posted on 11/25/2009 6:00:53 PM PST by politicalmerc (Washington DC Tea Party? What Tea Party? Who are all these people Michelle....?)
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To: politicalmerc

If the CIA has anything on the ball it’s monitoring this event closely. Maybe even sending in agent who are not feeling well.

Didn’t Lord Jeffery Amherst do something similar. Allegedly?


33 posted on 11/25/2009 6:05:38 PM PST by ladyjane
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FRiends, feel free to copy the above and use it

34 posted on 11/25/2009 7:09:29 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

it’s on CNN right now! (just kidding)


35 posted on 11/25/2009 7:43:44 PM PST by RDTF (How can you have a terrorist sympathizer counseling soldiers coming back from killing terrorists??)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

What a target rich environment.


36 posted on 11/26/2009 4:03:43 AM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: ladyjane

Well, ‘we all KNOW” they sent AIDS into the ghettos of America.


37 posted on 11/26/2009 6:42:14 AM PST by EDINVA
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