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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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To: 2ndDivisionVet


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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To: 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."

Eid al-Fitr is part of America's rich tapestry of traditions. Right.

Is there anything this clown says that can be believed?

21 posted on 08/10/2013 6:32:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess that is one of those American traditions I must have missed.

Do they have the obligatory beheading at the ceremony?


22 posted on 08/10/2013 6:33:37 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just threw up all over my keyboard ...


23 posted on 08/10/2013 6:33:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: cradle of freedom

If you’re worried about precedents, you need to go back to Bush and Clinton....

http://www.amaana.org/ramadan/clintoneid00.htm

http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/resources/quotes/george-w-bush-message-on-the-observance-of-eid-al-adha


24 posted on 08/10/2013 6:34:47 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: rodguy911
I'll unlock the console; you push the buttons. Targeting is set.


25 posted on 08/10/2013 6:34:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

“..to the shores of Tripoli...”


26 posted on 08/10/2013 6:35:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Taqiya


27 posted on 08/10/2013 6:35:45 PM PDT by Ray76 ( Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: nascarnation

I know Clinton and Bush did it too but I hope it stops.


28 posted on 08/10/2013 6:36:04 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is muslum don’t let the WH Kid you LOL!

He giving props to his people on their holy day if you call it holy day LOL!


29 posted on 08/10/2013 6:36:30 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: combat_boots

Very obvious what He said, as if we had any doubt.


30 posted on 08/10/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: easternsky

I will step off my soap box now.

After the 2008 election, 0bama lost a lot of weight. He prepared himself for his ‘Jihad: From Jakarta to the White House’ then.


31 posted on 08/10/2013 6:38:34 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: muir_redwoods

Exactly, when is the SOB going to wish me Merry Christmas? Same time next year just like all the past?

And we were sold a Christian....


32 posted on 08/10/2013 6:38:37 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Which United States does he live in where they celebrate a Muslime holiday?


33 posted on 08/10/2013 6:40:21 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the TEA Party celebrations?


34 posted on 08/10/2013 6:40:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: carriage_hill

Is that a bag of Skittles on the table.

Those missiles run on Sizzurp?


35 posted on 08/10/2013 6:41:02 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I alway find it amusing that not eating during the daylight and then pigging out at sunset is considered fasting...

Like everything in Islam, it's fraudulently spirituality...

I once long ago went on a 10 day fast for spiritual reasons except for water and a little juice...it was an interesting experience to say the least...

36 posted on 08/10/2013 6:41:24 PM PDT by Popman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The American experience with mohammedans has been anything but positive, going all the way back to the Barbary Pirates.


37 posted on 08/10/2013 6:42:50 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: windsorknot

Shhhh! You can’t mention facts!


38 posted on 08/10/2013 6:44:21 PM PDT by Ray76 ( Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: Popman

It’s a bad deal for school kids. My daughter had one in her class last year and the kid was ready to faint by afternoon.


39 posted on 08/10/2013 6:44:26 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: digger48

Could be Skittles. Maybe the operators run on ‘Lean’. They’re down the hall cooking-up a new batch. Quick, let’s launch!


40 posted on 08/10/2013 6:52:11 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not an American tradition in any way.


41 posted on 08/10/2013 6:54:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First Lady Michelle

You know 2nd, I think I prefer to see Moochelle in Muslim garb, and Hillary too. That way we don't have to look on their disgusting portraits.

43 posted on 08/10/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When did the president of the United States start having to recognize every race, religion, class, and their holidays? Really, I wouldn’t care if a president never again recognized a Christian holiday if they’d stop recognizing all the other holidays, movements, event anniversaries, etc. They have nothing to do with governance.


44 posted on 08/10/2013 7:01:07 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: carriage_hill

Can I fire at will general?I already have numerous targets in mind.....


45 posted on 08/10/2013 7:01:10 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Mark17

I’d prefer to see them in a jail cell.

Of course, the Repubs are so incompetent they didn’t put Benghazi Hillary under oath.


46 posted on 08/10/2013 7:10:31 PM PDT by Ray76 ( Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"..a blessed and joyful celebration", indeed!

BBC:Iraq unrest: Eid al-Fitr bomb attacks kill dozens

47 posted on 08/10/2013 7:11:12 PM PDT by mikeIII
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To: svcw

Given that the ticket of Cleavon Little and Pee Wee Herman won in November 2007, couldn’t we have engaged the “Reset” button and gotten a different result?


48 posted on 08/10/2013 7:12:48 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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