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U.S. President Barack Obama Greets Muslims on Eid
http://www.arabnews.com/news/460786 ^ | August 10, 2013

Posted on 08/10/2013 6:17:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sent their warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr around the world, calling it "part of a great tapestry of America's many traditions."

"Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid-al-Fitr in the United States and around the world," Obama said in his message.

"For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America's many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak," Obama said.

Eid is being celebrated on Thursday in the Arab world and most of the East Asian countries, with people ending the fasting month of Ramadan with lavish feasts and by attending services at mosques.

"During the past month, Muslims have honored their faith through prayer and service, fasting and time spent with loved ones," Obama said.

He said that at this year's White House Iftar, he was proud to spend time with some of the many American Muslims whose contributions had enriched America's democracy and strengthened its economy.

"Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues” a tradition that reminds us to be grateful for our blessings and to show compassion to the less fortunate among us, including millions of Syrians who spent Ramadan displaced from their homes, their families, and their loved ones," he said.

To help the Syrians in need this Eid, the U.S. is providing an additional $195 million in humanitarian aid, bringing its humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $ 1billion since the crisis began in 2011.


TOPICS: Islam
KEYWORDS: bho44; eid; husseinobama; islam; michelleobama; muslimworld; obama; religion
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But, of course, he's not a Muslim.
1 posted on 08/10/2013 6:17:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

vomit


2 posted on 08/10/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember his touching comments last Easter and on Passover?

Me neither.


3 posted on 08/10/2013 6:22:44 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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4 posted on 08/10/2013 6:23:13 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And don’t worry about killing and ethnically cleansing all those Christians...


5 posted on 08/10/2013 6:23:29 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And I'd like to send my *warmest greetings* - about 3,000°F - to all subhuman, murderous, raping, stoning, butchering, lowlife, dirtbag, boy-buggering muslim garbage, around the world. Each and every one of the trash.


6 posted on 08/10/2013 6:23:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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7 posted on 08/10/2013 6:24:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee did he get the honor of sacrificing the goat?


8 posted on 08/10/2013 6:26:10 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: carriage_hill

Can I second that?


9 posted on 08/10/2013 6:26:27 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And of course, this was not said without the usual “hate crime” growl of liberals beneath it ordering surrender of custodies to this “tapestry religious” BS of division. (Sarc off)


10 posted on 08/10/2013 6:27:08 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues.”
“Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues.”
“Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues.”
“Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues.”

we....
break fast
break fast
break fast
break fast


11 posted on 08/10/2013 6:27:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually I think Baraq cribbed it from Bush...

http://kabul.usembassy.gov/sp_120908.html


12 posted on 08/10/2013 6:28:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: The Great RJ

He wanted to drink its blood himself.


13 posted on 08/10/2013 6:28:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: muir_redwoods

No passover from Egyptians... Note the communist overtones of advocacy of one group in their language.


14 posted on 08/10/2013 6:28:58 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>""For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America's many traditions, "

BUllexcrement! The only tradition isSlime has brought is desolation! It is NOT AMERICAN!

15 posted on 08/10/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama's 2009 "Christmas" greeting:

“To all our men and women in uniform spending the holidays far from home—whether it’s at a base here in the states, a mess hall in Iraq or a remote outpost in Afghanistan, know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers,” President Obama said. “And this holiday season—and every holiday season—know that we are doing everything in our power to make sure you can succeed in your missions and come home safe to your families.”

Doesn't mention Christmas.
Doesn't mention Christians.
Doesn't spend $195M as a Christmas gift to mark the special day.

16 posted on 08/10/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: The Great RJ

Gee did he get the honor of sacrificing the goat?


Girly man Obama gets feint if he gets a hang nail. He couldn’t slit the throat of a goat if Reggie Love’s life depended on it.


17 posted on 08/10/2013 6:29:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And these muslims, are they in favor of women’s rights and do they accept homosexuality? Of is Obama only angry at Russians about that?


18 posted on 08/10/2013 6:30:47 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bombings kill 55 in Iraq, mar the end of Ramadan

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/08/10/Bombings-kill-55-in-Iraq-mar-the-end-of-Ramadan/UPI-81311376169106/

— A wave of weekend bombings and other terror attacks have killed at least 55 in Iraq, mostly people celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Most of the car bombings struck in the Baghdad area Saturday, officials said, and appeared to be targeted at places where families gathered to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Voice of America reported


19 posted on 08/10/2013 6:30:49 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2banana
It concerns me that this sets a precedent that all presidents and other political leaders must now give Islam the same recognition as Christianity and Judaism.

Why doesn't Obama reach out to Hindus or Buddhists?

20 posted on 08/10/2013 6:31:37 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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