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Bush Sends Best Wishes for Ramadan
Associated Press | Tuesday, November 5, 2002 -- Election Day

Posted on 11/05/2002 5:51:39 PM PST by JohnHuang2

Bush Sends Best Wishes for Ramadan

.c The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush sent his ``best wishes for a blessed time'' on Tuesday to Muslims preparing to celebrate Ramadan, their faith's holy month of daytime fasting.

Calling Islam ``a peace-loving faith,'' Bush celebrated the diversity that the millions of American Muslims bring to the United States and praised Muslim nations that support the U.S. war against terror.

``Muslims observe this month by renewing their dedication to caring for those in need, doing good deeds, and strengthening family and community ties,'' Bush said in a statement. ``These actions reflect many of the values that Muslims share with people of other faiths across our nation and around the world, including courage, compassion and service.''

Ramadan is the holiest time of year for Muslims, marking God's revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Mohammed almost 1,400 years ago. Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex during daylight hours in acts of sacrifice and purification. Each day of fasting ends with family and friends gathering for a meal.

The holiday is marked on a lunar calendar and begins at the month's first sighting of the crescent moon, which should take place on Wednesday in the United States.

Last year, the holiday came two months after the Sept. 11 attacks and during the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan. This year, it falls as Bush is attempting to rally allies around the possibly of acting against Iraq for trying to develop caches of weapons of mass destruction.

``America remains committed to freedom, justice and opportunity for all people,'' Bush said. ``During this season of reverence and examination, we continue to work together for a future of peace, tolerance and understanding.''


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Tuesday, October 5, 2002 -- Election Day

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1 posted on 11/05/2002 5:51:40 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Where is the

BARF ALERT?


2 posted on 11/05/2002 6:01:04 PM PST by don-o
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To: JohnHuang2
"Muslims observe this month by renewing their dedication to caring for those in need, doing good deeds....."

I shouldn't have opened this thread so soon after dinner.

4 posted on 11/05/2002 6:02:08 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: JohnHuang2
Pure politics, nothing more. He'll get crucified here for it shortly. Watch.

No mercy.
Coming soon: Tha SYNDICATE.

5 posted on 11/05/2002 6:02:21 PM PST by rdb3
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To: JohnHuang2

6 posted on 11/05/2002 6:03:18 PM PST by The Great Satan
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To: JohnHuang2
May the Holey Month of BOMBadan drone beyond Yemen to pursue all violence loving mothers and fathers of this hateful psuedo-religion.
7 posted on 11/05/2002 6:05:22 PM PST by jrlc
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To: JohnHuang2
DefenseLINK.mil - AMERICAN FORCES INFORMATION SERVICE: "A PERSONAL VIEW OF RAMADAN" by Rabia Jami -Special to the AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE (November 4, 2002)
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Nov2002/n11042002_200211044.html
8 posted on 11/05/2002 6:06:19 PM PST by Cindy
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To: JohnHuang2
Calling Islam ``a peace-loving faith...

And he said that with a straight face??
9 posted on 11/05/2002 6:07:02 PM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29
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To: don-o
I love ya George but please have a talk with Franklin Graham, Islam is the enemy and a fake religion!
10 posted on 11/05/2002 6:07:37 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: don-o; JohnHuang2
Ah, the beautiful art of misdirection. You're keeping your eye on his one hand while the other hand is doing the real tricks.

Leni

11 posted on 11/05/2002 6:09:30 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: JohnHuang2
Best wishes for Ramadan??

I'll just start holding my breath now, waiting for best wishes for Christmas or Hannukah from mullahs and imams everywhere.

Then again, remote piloted drones and air to ground precision targeted munitions are my kind of "best wishes for Ramadan," so maybe the man's onto something...
12 posted on 11/05/2002 6:12:35 PM PST by Jarhead_22
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To: MinuteGal
I've heard this all before, what about Bush just saying that Muslims are evil!
13 posted on 11/05/2002 6:15:18 PM PST by MatthewViti
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To: JohnHuang2
Dont C'Youse gyze remembuh what the Dahn toad'jew?
"Michael...always keep your friends close...but your enemies closer.
14 posted on 11/05/2002 6:19:10 PM PST by joesnuffy
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To: Rye
I shouldn't have opened this thread so soon after dinner.

I feel your nausea. That's why a barf alert was definitely needed.

15 posted on 11/05/2002 6:23:05 PM PST by don-o
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To: don-o
Yes -- my question too...


This makes me ..... Bleeeeeeeccchhhhhhh ....hackhack ....bleeech!!



16 posted on 11/05/2002 6:25:41 PM PST by oline
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To: JohnHuang2
I'm all for "Happy Ramadan" banners fluttering beind predator drones.
17 posted on 11/05/2002 6:30:31 PM PST by Lil'freeper
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To: JohnHuang2
Did he send them on one of those unmanned drone airplanes?
18 posted on 11/05/2002 6:48:01 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: JohnHuang2
Give 'em enough rope, Mr. President.
19 posted on 11/05/2002 6:48:44 PM PST by PoorMuttly
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To: Lil'freeper
oops--you beat me to it!
20 posted on 11/05/2002 6:49:36 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: JohnHuang2
Ramadan is the holiest time of year for Muslims, marking God's revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Mohammed almost 1,400 years ago. Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex during daylight hours in acts of sacrifice and purification.

But do non-Muslims have to abstain from targeted killings?

21 posted on 11/05/2002 6:54:45 PM PST by xm177e2
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To: Mamzelle
LOL, I'm sure your spelling would have been better. Beind = behind. Might be something wrong with my keyboard ;)
22 posted on 11/05/2002 6:55:06 PM PST by Lil'freeper
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To: JohnHuang2
Or, better yet:

Do Muslims have to abstain from being killed by America?

23 posted on 11/05/2002 6:55:19 PM PST by xm177e2
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To: Lil'freeper
Happy BOMBadan and may the Predators run fast and hit dead center. I wonder if a shipment of Pigsfeet to the local mosques would be in order.
24 posted on 11/05/2002 6:56:48 PM PST by CARepubGal
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To: JohnHuang2
Ah, yes, happy Ramadan! I see a jolly old elf dressed all in red, riding an F18 loaded to the gills with presents, guided by eight tiny Predators with one little cruise missile with a red nose leading the way.

My personal best wishes to everyone in al Qaeda. I hope to have "Made in the USA" imprinted on everyone's forehead in reverse...just before the warhead goes off. Happy Ramadan to all, and to all a good night!

25 posted on 11/05/2002 7:02:05 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: JohnHuang2
I like this article about our president. He seems like such a good man and his consistent respect for Islam will begin to help peel away the knee-jerk ethnic loyalty felt by too many Muslim Americans. I plan to make a copy of this article and give it to my neighbor who is an ex Catholic who married an Egyptian and became a Mulsim. Her children have had a hard time dealing with criticism from schoolmates about 9/11.
26 posted on 11/05/2002 7:22:26 PM PST by foreshadowed at waco
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To: don-o
I'm reaching launch velocity! Ready to hurl! !0, 9, 8, 7........
27 posted on 11/05/2002 8:31:03 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: JohnHuang2
God Bless President George Bush!

He's really smart as a whip!

The last thing we need is the President of the United States admitting what all of us already know, islam is a whacked out religion!

Just keep talking nice smiling and sending special ops and Hellfires!

DrMike

28 posted on 11/05/2002 8:39:02 PM PST by STD
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To: JohnHuang2

HAPPY RAMADAN!!!
29 posted on 11/05/2002 11:30:37 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: JohnHuang2
Please tell me this is a humor article.

I'm not in the mood for this tonight.

30 posted on 11/05/2002 11:32:21 PM PST by SwordofTruth
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