Skip to comments.Obama to host Ramadan meal Friday: White House
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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What a disgrace and total BS this is!
What a POSPOTUS we have.
P*ss Be Upon Him....
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.
There. Fixed it.
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
Guest list, please
does anyone know if he ever hosts a Sedar at the WH???
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
Just you watch!!! You know for sure it's coming. Oh boy, look out 0!
Do I need < /sarcasm >?
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.
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
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:
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)
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
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
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.
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