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Celebrating Ramadan at the White House
Whitehouse via YouTube.com - Video ^ | August 13, 2010 | n/a

Posted on 08/14/2010 1:02:23 AM PDT by Cindy

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1 posted on 08/14/2010 1:02:28 AM PDT by Cindy
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Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gDLvzr5fCo


2 posted on 08/14/2010 1:03:26 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Mam I think they should ask the executive to give that speech at mecca


3 posted on 08/14/2010 1:04:48 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 freeweev Apres moi le deluge)
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Whitehouse.gov video:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2010/08/13/celebrating-ramadan-white-house


4 posted on 08/14/2010 1:05:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/08/11/statement-president-occasion-ramadan

Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 11, 2010
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem.

Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God. This is a time when families gather, friends host iftars, and meals are shared. But Ramadan is also a time of intense devotion and reflection – a time when Muslims fast during the day and pray during the night; when Muslims provide support to others to advance opportunity and prosperity for people everywhere. For all of us must remember that the world we want to build – and the changes that we want to make – must begin in our own hearts, and our own communities.

These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And 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.

And today, I want to extend my best wishes to the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world – and your families and friends – as you welcome the beginning of Ramadan.

I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.

May God’s peace be upon you.

Read a translation: Arabic | Bengali | Dari | French | Hindi | Indonesian | Pashto | Persian | Punjabi | Russian | Turkish | Urdu


5 posted on 08/14/2010 1:06:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Our own abomination of desicration.

and we thought fumigation was needed after the Clintons?

NOW we need an excorsist

6 posted on 08/14/2010 1:07:29 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/08/13/expected-attendees-white-house-iftar-dinner

Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 13, 2010
Expected Attendees at the White House Iftar Dinner

This evening, the President will continue a White House tradition of hosting an Iftar celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. This is the second Iftar hosted by the President. The Iftar is the meal that breaks the day of fasting, when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset.

Below is a list of some of the expected attendees at tonight’s White House dinner celebrating Ramadan:

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

The Honorable Andre Carson, United States Representative (Indiana 7th)
The Honorable John Conyers, United States Representative (Michigan 14th)
The Honorable Rush Holt, United States Representative (New Jersey 12th)

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Ms. Saleha Abedin
Mr. Ahmed Ahmed
Dr. Akbar Ahmed, American University
Mrs. Anila Ali, Council of Pakistan American Affairs
Mr. Bill Aossey, Midamar Corporation
Mrs. Fatema Bayat
Mr. Salam Al Marayati, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Rev. Chloe Breyer, Interfaith Center of New York
Mr. Hasan Chandoo, Oppenheimer & Co.
Ms. Sarah Darwish
Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Council of the United States
Mr. Walter Edwards, Harlem Business Council
Mrs. Sana Fadel
Mr. Imad Hussain
Mr. Hassan Jaber, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
Mr. Muhammad U. Khan
Ms. Saaliha Khan
Imam Mohamed Hag Magid, All Dulles Area Muslim Society
Mrs. Shahnaz Masumi
Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Islamic Society of North America
Mr. Farooq Mitha
Ms. Dalia Mogahed, Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
Mr. Mohamedraza Moledina
Mrs. Shabnum Moledina
Mrs. Laila Muhammad
Ms. Naheed Qureshi, Muslim Advocates
Mrs. Ranae Quraishi, Muslim Public Service Network
Ms. Intisar Rabb, Boston College
Dr. Jane Ramsey, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Ms. Nadia Roumani, American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute
Mrs. Sally Steenland, Center for American Progress
Ms. Sadaf Syed
Mr. Mustafa Tameez
Mr. Ibrahim Vajzovic, United Bosnian Association
Mrs. Sara Najjar Wilson, Arab American anti-Discrimination Committee

ADMINISTRATION MEMBERS

The Honorable Dan Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy
The Honorable Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Ms. Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of State
Mr. Mustafa Javed Ali, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mr. Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Mazen Basrawi, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Department of Justice
Technical Sergeant Sabrina Marie Bullock-Labaran, U.S. Air Force
Sergeant Major Agha Jalil Durrani, U.S. Army
Ms. Rehana Hakeem, Department of State
Chaplain Abdullah Hulwe, U.S. Army
Mr. Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference
Mr. Adnan Kifayat, Department of Treasury
Ms. Sehreen Noor Ali, Department of State
Ms. Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Department of State
Ms. Hannah Rosenthal, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Department of State
Mr. Irfan Saeed, Department of Homeland Security
Lt. Commander Abuhena Saifulislam, U.S. Marine Corps
Mr. Osman Shinaishin, National Science Foundation
Mr. Kareem Shora, Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Shaarik Zafar, National Counter Terrorism Center

DIPLOMATIC CORPS

Mrs. Shamim Jawad, Spouse, Embassy of Afghanistan
His Excellency Yashar Aliyev, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan
His Excellency Akramul Qader, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
His Excellency Roble Olhaye, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti
His Excellency Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt
His Excellency Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See
Her Excellency Meera Shankar, Ambassador of India
His Excellency Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaida’ie, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq
His Excellency Erlan A. Idrissov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan
His Excellency Avni Spahiu, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo
His Excellency Ali Suleiman Aujali, Ambassador of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
His Excellency Aziz Mekour, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco
Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman
His Excellency Ali Bin Fahad Faleh Al-Hajri, Ambassador of the State of Qatar
His Excellency Adel A.M. Al-Jubeir, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia
His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Ambassador of Pakistan
His Excellency Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation
His Excellency Habib Mansour, Ambassador of Tunisia
His Excellency Ilhomjon Tuychievich Nematov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan
His Excellency Abdulwahab A. Al Hajjri, Ambassador of the Republic Yemen
His Excellency Ufuk Gokcen, Ambassador and Permanent Observer, Organization of the Islamic Conference
The Honorable Deitan Mish, Chargé d’Affaires at Interim of the Republic Albania
The Honorable Ali Alaoui, Chargé d’Affaires at Interim of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
The Honorable Tesfaye Yilma Sabo, Chargé d’Affaires at Interim of Ethiopia
The Honorable Salman Al Farisi, Chargé d’Affaires at Interim of the Republic of Indonesia
The Honorable Walid Rahman J. Al Hadid, Chargé d’Affaires at Interim of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Honorable Noraini Hamid, Chargé d’Affaires at Interim of Malaysia
The Honorable Bello Ringim, Economic Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
The Honorable Suleyman Gokce, Chargé d’Affaires at Interim of the Republic of Turkey
The Honorable Dominick Chilcott, British Chargé d’Affaires at Interim


7 posted on 08/14/2010 1:08:31 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Kareem?

8 posted on 08/14/2010 1:11:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Cindy

I don’t seem to recall any comparable enthusiasm at the White House for anything Christian—e.g.—Christmas.


9 posted on 08/14/2010 1:13:20 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Cindy

I don’t seem to recall any comparable enthusiasm at the White House for anything Christian—e.g.—Christmas.


10 posted on 08/14/2010 1:13:55 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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There was a scuffle over having a tree and a nativity scene http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/faith/2009/12/report_obamas_balked_at_wh_nat.html


11 posted on 08/14/2010 1:20:03 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Arthur McGowan

Why would you expect Christmas celebration By Barack Hussein?
His father was a devout muslim. He attended muslim schools in Indonesia since his step dad was also a muslim.

One never forgets the formative years.


12 posted on 08/14/2010 1:22:46 AM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Pure is the enemy of good...waiting for pure to happen will always end in dispair!)
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To: Cindy

Now when is the President going to celebrate a Passover sadr,orb an Easter feast?


13 posted on 08/14/2010 1:31:02 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (no matter what you call it,a pre-owned vehicle,IS STILL A USED CAR!)
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To: Cindy

Now when is the President going to celebrate a Passover sadr,orb an Easter feast?


14 posted on 08/14/2010 1:31:02 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (no matter what you call it,a pre-owned vehicle,IS STILL A USED CAR!)
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To: Cindy

This one is for Ethics mam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thmTnrgQ1NY


15 posted on 08/14/2010 1:50:49 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 freeweev Apres moi le deluge)
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To: knarf

Bush did something similar in pursuit of “proving” that “Islam is a religion of peace.” Unfortunately, Islam didn’t take the hint.


16 posted on 08/14/2010 1:55:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cindy
"Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.* And 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."***

Lies make me gag.

*Gag!

**Gag!

***GAG!

17 posted on 08/14/2010 1:59:10 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Cindy

His enthusiasm regarding Islam is in stark contrast to his “Yeah, I guess” comments on Christian holy days. It tells you all you need to know about his true feelings and loyalties.


18 posted on 08/14/2010 2:06:43 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Albion Wilde; All

stepping back in time...

Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/801595/posts

Bush Marks End of Ramadan, Visits Mosque (Islam brings hope and comfort)
ap ^ | 12/5/2002 | SCOTT LINDLAW
Posted on December 5, 2002 3:37:52 PM PST by TLBSHOW

By SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - With Muslims worldwide growing more suspicious of the United States, President Bush (news - web sites) marked the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan with a visit Thursday to a mosque.

“The spirit behind this holiday is a reminder that Islam brings hope and comfort to more than 1 billion people worldwide,” Bush said. “Islam affirms God’s justice and insists on man’s moral responsibility.”

Bush left his shoes at the door, in keeping with the practice of the Islamic Center of Washington, a national center for Muslim culture and prayer. He also had visited six days after the terrorist attacks last year.

Back then, with a surge in hate crimes against Muslims in the United States, Bush was trying to defuse Americans’ anger against Islam. Today, he has a different problem — increased hostility by Muslims around the world against America.

In an international survey released Wednesday, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found the image of the United States is slipping worldwide, and particularly in Middle Eastern countries with large Muslim populations. Large percentages of Muslim respondents in several countries said they believe suicide bomb attacks are a justifiable defense of Islam.

On Wednesday, Bush blamed America’s tarnished image among Muslims on “propaganda machines (that) are cranked up in the international community that paints our country in a bad light.”

The growing animosity comes at a time when Bush is trying to rally the world against terrorism and gather allies for possible military action against Iraq.

Inside the ornate mosque, Bush offered an explanation of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, and renewed his defense of Islam.

Bush’s speech was directed to a national and international audience. There was virtually no one inside except journalists and his staff. A few mosque officials stood next to Bush as he spoke.

“Over the past month, Muslims have fasted, taking no food or water during daylight hours, in order to refocus their minds on faith and redirect their hearts to charity,” Bush said.

“Muslims worldwide have stretched out a hand of mercy to those in need, charity tables at which the poor can break their fast line the streets of cities and towns, and gifts of food and clothing and money are distributed to ensure that all share in God’s abundance,” he said.

From the Muslim event, Bush officially opened the Christmas season at the White House by lighting a Christmas tree just outside the gates.


19 posted on 08/14/2010 2:06:55 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Albion Wilde

Yeah, why doesn’t the Bummer bother to list what these things are? For one or two arguable events that were, at best, minor factors in a very much Christianized and Judeo-Christian influenced America, this bragging religion talks as though it were everything in the world.


20 posted on 08/14/2010 2:07:38 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cindy

I believe Dubya really did think that the Islamic world was capable of taking a hint that “extremists” were neither wanted nor needed by anybody. Unfortunately, whether Dubya was ignorant about the facts or whether he overestimated his ability to persuade, it just so happens that most “moderate” Muslims have no problem nodding and winking at the “extreme” ones. This is not something that can be solved by dropping a few bombs.


21 posted on 08/14/2010 2:11:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cindy

I just heard Obama’s quote on the news. He said the Muslims HAVE A RIGHT TO BUILD THEIR MOSQUE AT GROUND ZERO!


22 posted on 08/14/2010 2:28:50 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

Islam has punked all meaning out of the 1st Amendment. We can hear Bummer now: “Imperialistic Islam celebrating 9/11 as a conquest? Stuff and nonsense!” I normally would consider gay bars to be an abomination, but I heartily cheer the project to put one up right next door to the mosque. If only because it’s going to force the lefties upon the prongs of a cruel dilemma.


23 posted on 08/14/2010 2:36:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cindy

Bush’s factual comments about how Muslims celebrate their holiday are a far cry from Obama’s inviting Muslim leaders from around the world to a White House feast at taxpayer’s expense, after turning a cold shoulder to POTUS’ traditional interactions with Christian ceremonial events such as the National Day of Prayer, the White House Prayer Breakfast, etc. Can prayers of any major faith really harm Obama or his plans so much that he must suppress the rights of the majority of Americans in order to pander to his overlords in Muslim and atheist circles?


24 posted on 08/14/2010 2:39:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Cindy

i have just frikkin’ passed out listening to this scumbag
i am having a difficult time listening to what i am hearing

THIS IS UNREAL


25 posted on 08/14/2010 2:42:27 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
...it just so happens that most “moderate” Muslims have no problem nodding and winking at the “extreme” ones. This is not something that can be solved by dropping a few bombs.

Having once lived in a Mafia-dominated area, I can easily understand their hesitation to rock the boat. They simply have no choice. That is the difference between Islam and freedom.

26 posted on 08/14/2010 2:42:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: ViLaLuz

There is so much to be angry about these days.

This disgusts me. If he were to completely ignore all religious celebrations, I would get over it. But to LIE about his religion, then blatantly make the White House the staging area for the holiest of Muslim celebrations disgusts me.

There is no equality in his treatment of religions. The only equality I see is that he’s equally full of SH.... stuff.... from one day to the next.


27 posted on 08/14/2010 2:42:59 AM PDT by HushTX (quit whining)
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To: Albion Wilde

I coulda sworn this was also the mood among American Muslims, where the danger of boat rocking is far less.


28 posted on 08/14/2010 2:44:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HushTX

One of the tenets of Islam is the duty to lie to infidels about it. Bummer is just being a good Muslim.


29 posted on 08/14/2010 2:46:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cindy
Two interesting missing persons:

1. Keith Ellison, the First Moooselimb Congress Critter; and

2.no one from the un-indicted, co-conspirator and terrorist-supporting (faux civil-rights group) CAIR

Don't know about Ellison, but if in fact no one from CAIR was invited (which would be a major blow and slap in the face) they have got to be highly "pissed" and there is no way they can spin their way out of that one!

30 posted on 08/14/2010 2:50:39 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: historyrepeatz

31 posted on 08/14/2010 2:52:01 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Cindy

This really does creep me out a bit. For many reasons..but the most is this is so anti-Christian! This Obama fellow is just nuts or Muslim. Nothing good here...


32 posted on 08/14/2010 2:56:25 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: Cindy

Wonder who’s going to get stoned or get hand cut off at the WH ?.


33 posted on 08/14/2010 3:07:32 AM PDT by Vaduz
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Last year’s ramadan message - video:

www.whitehouse.gov/video/President-Obama-Gives-Ramadan-Message

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3GEQ01egB8&p=C140BDEDC4D81AFC

“Obama Make Ramadan Iftar ( Dinner ) For Muslims , 2009”


34 posted on 08/14/2010 3:11:29 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I hope the traitor morons who voted for this piece of crap are happy. Words cannot express the hate I have for this man.


35 posted on 08/14/2010 3:27:12 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cindy

Who has been assigned to watch Barack Hussein Obama every day During Ramadan from sunrise to sunset and see if he’s cheating or not?

Very urgent, this.

Any journalist volunteers? I thought not.

And by the way, while I’m at it, how many presidents to date has spent $50,000 a week for vacation and rental homes and not go to Camp David or their own homes? Any volunteers to check up on this?


36 posted on 08/14/2010 3:28:19 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: screaming eagle2

“Now when is the President going to celebrate a Passover sadr,orb an Easter feast?”

May 29, 2010

Obama’s White House continues new tradition with Passover Seder

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/03/obamas-white-house-continues-new-tradition-with-passover-seder/1


37 posted on 08/14/2010 4:07:10 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Cindy

“Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

Multiple choice test.

Obama is:

1. The biggest air head I have ever seen in my life
2. A world class con artist
3. A Muslim extremist coming out of the closet
4. All the above


38 posted on 08/14/2010 4:22:21 AM PDT by Elmer Gantry
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To: Albion Wilde

This boy makes it up as he go along.


39 posted on 08/14/2010 4:39:58 AM PDT by Realman30 (Naomi Campbell is rougher with her assistants than we are with Taliban fighters: Ann C.)
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To: Cindy

Lots of Iranian names on that list...

Note: if Obama was truly celebrating Ramadan, and was indeed a Muslim, for the period of Ramadan, he would not be able to eat, drink, smoke, etc. from sun-up to sun-down. It’d be interesting to look for pictorial evidence to see if there is any sign he’s doing any of these from sun-up to sun-down for the next month or so (until the new moon has been sighted).


40 posted on 08/14/2010 4:45:47 AM PDT by Per-Ling
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To: Cindy

Wait till Thanksgiving. See if he apologizes to the American Indians and forgets to mention “God.”


41 posted on 08/14/2010 5:05:17 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Per-Ling

Yes, but he’s excused from fasting so he can fool the public. The rules of Islam are for the underclass slobs. All the privileges are for the top cats.


42 posted on 08/14/2010 5:16:14 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: Cindy

I plan to celebrate Ramadan with a big Pork Barbecue Luncheon and Kegger.


43 posted on 08/14/2010 6:19:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Albion Wilde
American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country

The vast minority have. But not nearly as much as others.

44 posted on 08/14/2010 9:23:44 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Albion Wilde

*tiny minority


45 posted on 08/14/2010 9:26:37 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: All

NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/08/13/remarks-president-iftar-dinner

Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 13, 2010
Remarks by the President at Iftar Dinner

State Dining Room

8:37 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. Welcome. Please, have a seat. Well, welcome to the White House. To you, to Muslim Americans across our country, and to more than one billion Muslims around the world, I extend my best wishes on this holy month. Ramadan Kareem.

I want to welcome members of the diplomatic corps; members of my administration; and members of Congress, including Rush Holt, John Conyers, and Andre Carson, who is one of two Muslim American members of Congress, along with Keith Ellison. So welcome, all of you.

Here at the White House, we have a tradition of hosting iftars that goes back several years, just as we host Christmas parties and seders and Diwali celebrations. And these events celebrate the role of faith in the lives of the American people. They remind us of the basic truth that we are all children of God, and we all draw strength and a sense of purpose from our beliefs.

These events are also an affirmation of who we are as Americans. Our Founders understood that the best way to honor the place of faith in the lives of our people was to protect their freedom to practice religion. In the Virginia Act of Establishing Religion Freedom, Thomas Jefferson wrote that “all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion.” The First Amendment of our Constitution established the freedom of religion as the law of the land. And that right has been upheld ever since.

Indeed, over the course of our history, religion has flourished within our borders precisely because Americans have had the right to worship as they choose -– including the right to believe in no religion at all. And it is a testament to the wisdom of our Founders that America remains deeply religious -– a nation where the ability of peoples of different faiths to coexist peacefully and with mutual respect for one another stands in stark contrast to the religious conflict that persists elsewhere around the globe.

Now, that’s not to say that religion is without controversy. Recently, attention has been focused on the construction of mosques in certain communities -– particularly New York. Now, we must all recognize and respect the sensitivities surrounding the development of Lower Manhattan. The 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for our country. And the pain and the experience of suffering by those who lost loved ones is just unimaginable. So I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. And Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground.

But let me be clear. As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. (Applause.) And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are. The writ of the Founders must endure.

We must never forget those who we lost so tragically on 9/11, and we must always honor those who led the response to that attack -– from the firefighters who charged up smoke-filled staircases, to our troops who are serving in Afghanistan today. And let us also remember who we’re fighting against, and what we’re fighting for. Our enemies respect no religious freedom. Al Qaeda’s cause is not Islam -– it’s a gross distortion of Islam. These are not religious leaders -– they’re terrorists who murder innocent men and women and children. In fact, al Qaeda has killed more Muslims than people of any other religion -– and that list of victims includes innocent Muslims who were killed on 9/11.

So that’s who we’re fighting against. And the reason that we will win this fight is not simply the strength of our arms -– it is the strength of our values. The democracy that we uphold. The freedoms that we cherish. The laws that we apply without regard to race, or religion, or wealth, or status. Our capacity to show not merely tolerance, but respect towards those who are different from us –- and that way of life, that quintessentially American creed, stands in stark contrast to the nihilism of those who attacked us on that September morning, and who continue to plot against us today.

In my inaugural address I said that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus —- and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and every culture, drawn from every end of this Earth. And that diversity can bring difficult debates. This is not unique to our time. Past eras have seen controversies about the construction of synagogues or Catholic churches. But time and again, the American people have demonstrated that we can work through these issues, and stay true to our core values, and emerge stronger for it. So it must be -– and will be -– today.

And tonight, we are reminded that Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity. And Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan —- making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. (Applause.)

Like so many other immigrants, generations of Muslims came to forge their future here. They became farmers and merchants, worked in mills and factories. They helped lay the railroads. They helped to build America. They founded the first Islamic center in New York City in the 1890s. They built America’s first mosque on the prairie of North Dakota. And perhaps the oldest surviving mosque in America —- still in use today —- is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Today, our nation is strengthened by millions of Muslim Americans. They excel in every walk of life. Muslim American communities —- including mosques in all 50 states —- also serve their neighbors. Muslim Americans protect our communities as police officers and firefighters and first responders. Muslim American clerics have spoken out against terror and extremism, reaffirming that Islam teaches that one must save human life, not take it. And Muslim Americans serve with honor in our military. At next week’s iftar at the Pentagon, tribute will be paid to three soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq and now rest among the heroes of Arlington National Cemetery.

These Muslim Americans died for the security that we depend on, and the freedoms that we cherish. They are part of an unbroken line of Americans that stretches back to our founding; Americans of all faiths who have served and sacrificed to extend the promise of America to new generations, and to ensure that what is exceptional about America is protected -– our commitment to stay true to our core values, and our ability slowly but surely to perfect our union.

For in the end, we remain “one nation, under God, indivisible.” And we can only achieve “liberty and justice for all” if we live by that one rule at the heart of every great religion, including Islam —- that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us.

So thank you all for being here. I wish you a blessed Ramadan. And with that, let us eat. (Applause.

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8:47 P.M. EDT

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46 posted on 08/14/2010 2:27:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Mila

sure that wasn’t Shavuot?


47 posted on 08/16/2010 4:54:15 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (no matter what you call it,a pre-owned vehicle,IS STILL A USED CAR!)
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