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Obama to host Ramadan meal Friday: White House
.google.com/hostednews/afp/article ^ | August 13, 2010 (AFP) 3 hours ago | AFP

Posted on 08/13/2010 5:18:01 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will Friday join an evening meal to break the daily fast observed by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, the White House said.

The hosting of Iftar will be held in a dining room at the White House, his spokesman said.

Obama participated in a traditional Ramadan meal in September 2009, where he praised Islam as an integral part of the United States.

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1 posted on 08/13/2010 5:18:02 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

What a disgrace and total BS this is!

What a POSPOTUS we have.


2 posted on 08/13/2010 5:19:53 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
PBUH.*

P*ss Be Upon Him....

3 posted on 08/13/2010 5:20:21 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: All

Pentagon Denies Flyover of Patriotic ‘God and Country Rally’ in Nampa Idaho Because of its Christian Content

July 4, 2009

NAMPA, ID (MetroCatholic) – This marks the first time in the 42 year history of the event that a flyover request was denied by the Pentagon.

The event is held ever year to honor the spiritual foundations of our country with a special emphasis on the men and women who serve in the armed forces.

In past years, the “God and Country Rally” has focused on honoring and paying tribute to those veterans who have served our nation in the past and those who are currently on active duty.

At the rally this year, all five branches of the armed services were featured with over 60 new recruits sworn into the military at the event.

After a phone conversation and an e-mail response from the Pentagon, Rally Director Patti Syme says they were denied the request for a flyover this year because of the “Christian” nature of the event.

The e-mail from the Pentagon can be seen here.

The Christian Defense Coalition says this is a “slap in the face” to all those who have proudly served or are currently on active duty in the armed services.

The group is concerned that this new policy may indicate an open hostility toward public expressions of faith by the Obama Administration.

http://www.dfwcatholic.org/pentagon-denies-flyover-of-patriotic-god-and-country-rally-in-nampa-idaho-because-of-its-christian-content5345/.html


4 posted on 08/13/2010 5:20:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: LibFreeUSA

Obama via the Pentagon denied a traditional flyover because the fair's theme was "GOD AND COUNTRY" Yet he can host a religious ceremony in our White House?


5 posted on 08/13/2010 5:23:16 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"Here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country," he said.

FUBO!
6 posted on 08/13/2010 5:24:56 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: stylecouncilor

http://mediamatters.org/research/200808250016


7 posted on 08/13/2010 5:25:42 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
President Barack Obama will Friday join an evening meal to break his daily fast observed by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, the White House said.

There. Fixed it.

8 posted on 08/13/2010 5:26:28 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Ramadan is when Muslims go nuts starving themselves during the day and pigging out at sundown. In fact they gain weight during Ramadan due to the starvation/pigout cycle they go through for 30 days

It is not a holy month. It is a loony month with tempers on edge during the day time especially the cigarette smokers who are supposed to abstain during daylight hours


9 posted on 08/13/2010 5:27:25 AM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Guest list, please


10 posted on 08/13/2010 5:28:03 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

does anyone know if he ever hosts a Sedar at the WH???


11 posted on 08/13/2010 5:30:11 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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12 posted on 08/13/2010 5:30:40 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

what do you expect from a Muzzie? next the white house will have a minaret installed on it so the muzzie can pray to the east 5 times a day and call out allah akubar. he never converted to christianity - just a fake. like everything else about the muzzie piece of crap


13 posted on 08/13/2010 5:31:11 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
He lied to the nation in the pre-election interview with Rick Warren. Why didn't Hussein just say he was a Muslim, instead of doing this crypto stealth thing? You know why.
14 posted on 08/13/2010 5:31:25 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: LibFreeUSA
Just you wait. This will NEVER happen because you just know that the A.C.L.U. is going to be watching out for our best interest and slam this action as a violation of the separation of church and state.

Just you watch!!! You know for sure it's coming. Oh boy, look out 0!

Do I need < /sarcasm >?

15 posted on 08/13/2010 5:32:17 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: God luvs America

It’s going to be tough squeezing this in between his trip to Florida and his vacation in New England.

It’s not easy squeezing all of his vacations into his schedule.


16 posted on 08/13/2010 5:32:21 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Obama said the rituals of Ramadan ......"Here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country," he said.

A lie from 0bama. Muslims have been in America only in the last 30-40 years or so. We had loony black Muslims before that since 1920 or so but its a joke to count them. They aren't real Muslims

Any Muslims fight in the Civil War or Revolutionary war? How about World War one and Two? The answer is no

17 posted on 08/13/2010 5:33:21 AM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: shalom aleichem

Last year’s list.

Ramadan Dinner at the White House: The Guest List
Updated 7:38 p.m.
By Michael A. Fletcher
President Obama will host a White House dinner Tuesday night celebrating Ramadan, the Muslim holy month during which the faithful fast from dawn to sunset each day.

Obama will be joined at the dinner by three Cabinet members, five members of Congress, nearly two dozen foreign diplomats, and 33 community leaders. Among the invited diplomats are the Israeli ambassador and the chief of mission for the Palestinian Liberation Organization, as well as the Indian and Pakistani ambassadors to the United States.

Asked about the unusual step of inviting the Israeli ambassador to the dinner, the White House described it as a small part of the event. “Tonight was an opportunity to continue the tradition of hosting iftars at the White House, while celebrating Muslim Americans, and tonight’s dinner is made up of a diverse group of individuals from business leaders to members of the US military,” White House spokesman Thomas Vietor said. “Additionally, we thought it was an opportunity to reach out to ambassadors of nations with sizable Muslim populations, including the ambassadors of France, the [United Kingdom], India, and Israel.”

Obama intends to highlight one story in particular: that of Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a young woman who broke high school basketball records in Massachusetts before heading to the University of Memphis — while wearing a traditional hijab.

Obama, who held an intimate Passover Seder at the White House in April, will host the dinner beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. Ramadan, which started on Aug. 22, will end on Sept. 20.

On Aug. 21, the president released a Ramadan video message to Muslims around the world.

The guest list released by the White House follows:

CABINET
Secretary Robert Gates, Department of Defense
Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Justice
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services

DEPUTY CABINET SECRETARIES
Deputy Secretary Dennis Hightower, Department of Commerce
Deputy Secretary Adam Miller, Department of Education

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Congressman Andre Carson (Indiana 7th)
Congressman John Conyers (Michigan 14th)
Congressman Keith Ellison (Minnesota 5th)
Congressman Rush Holt (New Jersey 12th)
Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)

DIPLOMATIC CORPS
Ambassador Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein, Jordan
Ambassador Adel A.M. Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia
Ambassador Husain Haqqani, Pakistan
Ambassador Erlan A. Idrissov, Kazakhstan
Ambassador His Excellency Said Tayeb Jawad, Afghanistan
Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, Morocco
Ambassador Peter N.R.O. Ogego, Kenya
Ambassador Roble Olhaye, D’jibouti
Ambassador Michael Oren, Israel
Ambassador Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, Indonesia
Ambassador Klaus Scharioth, Germany
Ambassador Meera Shankar, India
Ambassador Nabi Sensoy, Turkey
Ambassador Sir Nigel Elton Sheinwald, United Kingdom
Ambassador Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt
Ambassador Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaida’ie, Iraq
Ambassador Pierre Nicolas Vimont, France
Chargé d’Affaires Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Bangladesh
Chargé d’Affaires Ilango Karuppanan, Malaysia
Chargé d’Affaires Mohamed O Maiga,
Chargé d’Affaires Angela Oi Foong Shim, Brunei
Chargé d’Affaires Baba Gana Wakil, Nigeria
Mr. Maen Areikat, Chief of Mission, PLO

COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Ms. Bilquis Abdul-Qaadir, University of Memphis
Professor Azizah Al-Hibri, University of Richmond School of Law
Ms. Reema Ali, Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
Mr. Hasan Chandoo, Oppenheimer & Co.
Rabbi Nathan Diament, Director, Institute for Public Affairs, Orthodox Union*
Imam Plemon El-Amin, Atlanta Masjid al-Islam
Mr. Wahid Hamid, PepsiCo
Ms. Dina Hammad
Mr. Lutfi Hassan
Ms. Nashala Hearn
Ms. Rosalind Hearn
Imam Yahya Hendi, Chaplain, Georgetown University
Pastor Joel Hunter, Northland Church*
Mr. Nooman Husain
Mr. Imad Hussain
Mr. Sanford Ibrahim, CEO, Radian Group
Mr. Jameel Jaffer, Staff Attorney, ACLU
Mrs. Elsheba Khan
Dr. Mansur Khan, UMMA Community Clinic
Ms. Farhana Khera, Muslim Advocates
Lt. Commander Abuhena Saifulislam, U.S. Marine Corps
Mr. Kareem Salama
Imam Yusuf Saleem, Masjid Muhammad
Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President, Islamic Society of North America
Mr. Farooq Mitha
Ms. Dalia Mogahed, Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies*
Ms. Hutham Olayan, Olayan America Corp.
Mr. Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Corps*
Imam Yusuf Saleem, Masjid Muhammad
Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism*
Ms. Mina Trudeau, Executive Director, El Fatiha Foundation
Mr. J. Saleh Williams, Congressional Muslim Staffers Association
Mr. Mohamed Zakariya, Zakariya Calligraphy

*denotes members of the President’s Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships


18 posted on 08/13/2010 5:33:36 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/784549/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1722085/posts


19 posted on 08/13/2010 5:33:57 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: dennisw

Thanks but the exact traditions of whatever religion are not my concern. It is the fact that Obama stumps out Christianity (the minority downtrodden religion of this country) under SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE; yet he can celebrate his religion on OUR DIME?

Obama should celebrate this in his home in Chicago privately since he denounced GOD AND COUNTRY at the white house.

He can’t have it both ways. He can’t have his prayer rug and bow on it too on our dime!

Someone send pork to Obama in memory of his pork spending bills.

GO TO GOOGLE type Obama, then click NEWS. You will not believe how many looney bills he has passed while we were sleeping.


20 posted on 08/13/2010 5:34:17 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
No, he's not a muslim. How dare you accuse him of that? Why would anyone even think he's a muslim? (sarc)
21 posted on 08/13/2010 5:36:02 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: God luvs America

I seriously doubt it. He wanted the nativity set removed from the WH at Christmas but Rahmie or someone told him his polls may go down.


22 posted on 08/13/2010 5:37:01 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I want to know what he is doing this afternoon??

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0810/lunchtime_treat_d4cec085-ac06-4196-8313-8beb1d586b80.html

See his calendar for today on the right hand side. Is he playing golf, or taking a snooze, or what??


23 posted on 08/13/2010 5:38:30 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
>"Here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country," he said.<

WTF?

**Islam had no influence on the origins and development of the United States. It contributed nothing to early American political culture, art, literature, music or any other aspect of the early nation.**

Who is writing the stuff this usurper reads?

24 posted on 08/13/2010 5:38:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

will rahmbo and axelrod join him for some sheeps’ eyes? Pass the platter- right hands only please.

How about a toast to Iran’s nuclear cooperation with Russia? Mazel tov!


25 posted on 08/13/2010 5:38:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

oh c’mon, let’s be fair.
he hosts a passover seder, along with a chance to lecture Israel about peace. Yom Kippur so congress has a long weekend holiday. St Patrick’s day with green beer fountains. Then there is the WH holiday tree with Mao ornaments and the “easter egg roll”. What more could religious people ask for?


26 posted on 08/13/2010 5:42:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: dennisw

When the US Marines hit the shores of Tripoli, did they pause to celebrate ramadan?


27 posted on 08/13/2010 5:43:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Thanks for list. I bet there are some “watch list” folks on there. What about Farakan? Rev. Wright? Muhammad Ali? Ayers?


28 posted on 08/13/2010 5:45:22 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

And this is why the muslim family went partying last week. They had to get it all out so they can sacrifice for Ramadan. Just more proof for those with open minds.


29 posted on 08/13/2010 5:49:21 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I)
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To: bergmeid

Hasn’t he cleared his afternoon schedule since Ramadan started?


30 posted on 08/13/2010 5:51:28 AM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: hondact200

He doesn’t celebrate Christmas yet celebrates ramalamadingdong. How can anyone still believe he’s not a muslim.


31 posted on 08/13/2010 5:52:17 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I)
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To: bergmeid

Friday Aug. 13, 2010

All Times Eastern 9:00 AM

10:00 AM
Wake up, praise allah text the new al-quaida leader

Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
10:30 AM

Obama meets with senior advisers.
11:00 AM

Obama signs the Southwest Border Security Bill.
11:45 AM

Gibbs briefs members of the press.
12:00 PM

Obama Passes a $78909877678888888 trillion dollar bill
1:00 PM

2:00 PM
Obama plays golf with Prince Ala Akbar Mahommed

3:00 PM
Obama Watches some BBall on the TV

4:00 PM
Obama Signs his 345,7896,th bill banning anyone against me air to breathe

5:00 PM
Obama Signs a save the rats in a field in Chicago spending bill

6:00 PM
Obama Signs a bill funding my main peeps of ACORN

7:00 PM
Obama Orders his servants to break out and clean his prayer rug

8:00 PM
Obama Magically waves his arms to clean the rest of the oil in the gulf and play more golf

8:30 PM
Obama jas a Quick meeting to arrange the first family vacation from their vacation before there 7th vacation this month

Obama hosts an Iftar dinner in the State Dining Room.
9:00 PM


32 posted on 08/13/2010 5:52:17 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

emphasis on “our “..............


33 posted on 08/13/2010 5:53:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Obammy is a poser.
Marxist moosie p.o.s.


34 posted on 08/13/2010 5:54:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: silverleaf

I don’t think they have green beer fountains on St Paddys day :)

But the nativity set at Christmas is covered with Obama’s prayer rug


35 posted on 08/13/2010 5:55:26 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
and America takes another one in the........
rlmorel

36 posted on 08/13/2010 5:56:28 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Oboma - finishing the job his Muslim brothers failed to do on 9/11.

His middle name is Hussein for a reason, people. We've never had a more Islam friendly government - ever. In fact, it's more like a surrender than a friendship.
Look around. NASA is an Islam outreach program. The State dept. is sending the 9/11 mosque owner overseas (on our dime) to collect funds to pay for the NYC abomination! Public schools now have to remove all American history, the constitution, and American economics from their classrooms. Even the banks, if you open your eyes, have been put under sharia law by the new banking bill. Under Oboma. the tax payers have paid a fortune to build new Muslim schools, mosques, and community outreach programs. The public schools have been converted to meet the needs of the Islamic religion (but Christianity is not allowed in any form).

Look around you, for gosh sakes. Oboma has surrendered the U.S. to Islam. Hellooooo!

37 posted on 08/13/2010 5:56:53 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I can't

WAIT

until this muslim @sshole is thrown out of office in 2012.
39 posted on 08/13/2010 5:58:49 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
My traditional Ramadan meal...


40 posted on 08/13/2010 5:59:28 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: Esther Ruth

I know past Presidents have hosted various religions suck up GET MONEY EVENTS. This is not the point.

Bush did not scream separation of Church and State and deny God and Country flyover of taxpayers money like Obama did.

This is taxpayer money in OUR White House.

Bush used taxpayer money on all religious protocol and affairs.

Obama picked his religion only.


41 posted on 08/13/2010 6:00:37 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: dennisw

Gosh, I’d hate to see a bunch of Islamists getting all testy.


42 posted on 08/13/2010 6:01:50 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Esther Ruth
FR link articles excerpt -

Bush Courts Muslims with Ramadan Dinner, Messages
Reuters ^

Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 12:44:12 PM by RCW2001

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirteen months after the U.S.-led military campaign began in Afghanistan and on the eve of a U.N. vote on a tough resolution to disarm Iraq, President Bush is planning to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with Islamic leaders at the White House.

Diplomats and community leaders have been invited to the State Dining Room on Thursday evening to share the traditional Iftaar meal, which ends each day of fasting.

The event is just one of several ways in which the Bush administration will mark Ramadan in an effort to reach out to Muslims in America and throughout the world.

excerpt

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Bush Praises Islam at White House Ramadan Dinner
Zaman.com ^ | October 18, 2006 | Foreign News Desk

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:07:59 AM by CrawDaddyCA

U.S. President George W. Bush met with Muslim leaders living in the United States and a group of diplomatic representatives from Muslim countries on Tuesday for a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner, known as iftar, at the White House.

Bush started his iftar speech with the traditional Ramadan greeting of “Ramadan Karim” when he praised Islam as a religion that brought hope and peace to more than a billion people worldwide.

excerpt

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Different day, same stuff, same beast, beast has two heads - democrat and republican head.

43 posted on 08/13/2010 6:03:49 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: badgerlandjim
OK, badgerlandjim, looks like you've got the main dish covered.

I'll bring a side...


45 posted on 08/13/2010 6:05:05 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: reagan_fanatic
I can't WAIT until this muslim @sshole is thrown out of office in 2012.

It's a shame we have to wish away 2 years of our lives in hopeful anticipation that his reign will end. And THEN, spend most, if not all, of the remainder of our lives trying to clean up the mess he (and his minions) have created.

46 posted on 08/13/2010 6:05:21 AM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Can’t find a church to go to in almost two years, but manages to observe Ramadan every year? Hmmm...


47 posted on 08/13/2010 6:06:15 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: badgerlandjim

Remember the news article before he was elected that the MSM made sure stayed quiet that Obama recited some muslim call to prayer in perfect Arabic?

I am shocked Obama did not give this ramadan message in perfect arabic. (I could only stomache watching a minute of it though...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R4KfYuDrvU


48 posted on 08/13/2010 6:06:46 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Aren’t muslims not supposed to eat with infidels?


49 posted on 08/13/2010 6:07:42 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: God luvs America
does anyone know if he ever hosts a Sedar at the WH???

Apparently yes.

ML/NJ

50 posted on 08/13/2010 6:08:06 AM PDT by ml/nj
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