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Barack Obama praises Islam at Ramadan dinner
AFP via News.com.au ^ | September 2, 2009

Posted on 09/02/2009 8:20:40 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

US President Barack Obama praised Islam as an integral part of America, as he feted prominent US Muslims at an Iftar dinner marking the holy fasting month of Ramadan. "For well over a billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time of intense devotion and reflection," Mr Obama said, in remarks welcoming his guests in the State Dining Room of the White House.

"Tonight's Iftar is a ritual that is being carried out this Ramadan at kitchen tables and mosques in all 50 states," he said.

"Islam as we know is part of America. Like the broader American citizenry, the American Muslim community is one of extraordinary dynamism and diversity.

"On this occasion, we celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and we also celebrate how much Muslims have enriched America and its culture in ways both large and small,'' he said.

Among the guests Mr Obama praised was Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a first-year student at the University of Memphis who scored more points than any other girl or boy in the history of high school basketball in the state of Massachusetts.

"She recently told a reporter, 'I would like to inspire a lot of young Muslim girls if they want to play basketball. Anything is possible, they can do it too'," said Mr Obama, who has a well-known love of the sport.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: islam; obama; ramadan

1 posted on 09/02/2009 8:20:41 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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2 posted on 09/02/2009 8:22:25 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

what a POS he is

he couldn’t be bothered with national day of prayer and he certainly didn[t make as big a deal of Easter or a jewish holiday.

He is sickening and must be stopped in his efforts to change our country and then voted out of office in 12


3 posted on 09/02/2009 8:23:22 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“”we also celebrate how much Muslims have enriched America and its culture in ways both large and small,’’ he said. “”

Give me some examples oBUMa.......


4 posted on 09/02/2009 8:24:43 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How far does this POS have to go before he is removed from office for treason ...


5 posted on 09/02/2009 8:25:30 AM PDT by clamper1797 (If Obama were a paid Soviet agent he could not do more damage ... Sen Thomas Jordan)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The only accomplishment of Islam in the USA is destroying the trademark Twin Towers in NYC and killing 3,000 Americans.
He is a craven liar when he ascribes any contributions made to our nation by this Neanderthal cult.


6 posted on 09/02/2009 8:25:42 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Of course ! What would you expect a practicing Muslim to do?


7 posted on 09/02/2009 8:26:55 AM PDT by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
We apparently have us a muslim occupying the White house and from the things he's done so far and is trying to do to change the fiber of this country I'd say he is a radical muslim.
8 posted on 09/02/2009 8:29:37 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Grand Mufti of Chicago praising Islam. Who would have thought?


9 posted on 09/02/2009 8:37:10 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama's New New Deal = The Raw Deal)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"[Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir,...who scored more points than any other girl or boy in the history of high school basketball in ...Massachusetts] recently told a reporter, 'I would like to inspire a lot of young Muslim girls if they want to play basketball. Anything is possible, they can do it too'," said Mr Obama.

Pray tell, how does a Muslim girl play basketball if she has to be covered head to toe? Or, how does she play if she's not allowed out of her house, except in the company of a man? Are we expected to make religious accomodations for them?

Don't laugh. My fitness center built a room so that Muslim women could work out without having to be looked at by the evil men in the gym. In so doing, they impounded several machines that I used, for female use only. I suspect this is only an example of the tip of the iceberg that we're expected to dash ourselves against in order to accomodate Muslims in public life.

This whole tribute and praise for Islam by 0 for Ramadan is laughable, anyway. Does this "brilliant" man not realize that Muslims the world over, particularly Arabs, are laughing at us behind our backs for showing such weakness? No, I suppose not. Pres__ent 0 knows better than we do. Sorry I brought the whole thing up.

/s

10 posted on 09/02/2009 8:37:22 AM PDT by Emile (When it comes to opposing socialism, compromise means defeat.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Perfectly self-consistent with the insanity this madman has already spouted that America is a Muslim nation, not a Christian one.


11 posted on 09/02/2009 8:38:36 AM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed Imposter")
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To: RWGinger

But he did commemorate Good Friday by flying in pizza from St. Louis.


12 posted on 09/02/2009 8:40:58 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Travis McGee

Let’s see if Christmas or Kwanzaa is celebrated in the White House this year.


13 posted on 09/02/2009 8:41:32 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Emile
Like this


14 posted on 09/02/2009 8:41:53 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: Bob Eimiller

Yawn.

GWBushthesocialist did the same thing.


15 posted on 09/02/2009 8:42:36 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
Evening vear:


16 posted on 09/02/2009 8:45:09 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I read that GWB held Ramadan dinners in the WH .... Patriot Room (I think).


17 posted on 09/02/2009 8:54:09 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Imagine President Roosevelt praising Shinto during WW2.


18 posted on 09/02/2009 8:56:57 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Obama = Jim Jones coercing us into suicide on a national scale)
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To: kittymyrib
Before the accomplishment of Islam in the USA

9-11

The impact of the accomplishment of Islam in the USA
9-11

During the accomplishment of Islam in the USA
9-11

After the accomplishment of Islam in the USA
9-11

19 posted on 09/02/2009 8:57:15 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Obama believes he is invincible so he is going all out.

Obama is a Muslim. This is what he is comfortable with. The madrassa school training is beginning to come out ... . Recall: Hume suggested LA Times report on Obama's alleged links to Islam contradicted Obama's previous statements March 16, 2007 7:51 pm ET But contrary to Hume's suggestion, both the claim that Obama "took Muslim religious classes in school" and the claim that he "was registered as a Muslim" in primary school were previously known, and neither contradicts what Obama has said on the issue of his religion. In his report, Hume stated that "[t]he Times quotes friends and teachers as saying Obama took Muslim religious classes in school." But the Times article itself noted that Obama wrote about his experience in "Koranic studies" classes in "a Muslim school" in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father (Crown). From the Los Angeles Times article: In his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Obama briefly mentions Koranic study and describes his public school, which accepted students of all religions, as "a Muslim school." "In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell my mother that I made faces during Koranic studies," Obama wrote. "My mother wasn't overly concerned. 'Be respectful,' she'd say. In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I would close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended. Just a parched old nun and 30 brown children, muttering words." ... Obama's mother, divorced from Obama's father, married a man from Indonesia named Lolo Soetoro, and the family relocated to the country from 1967-71. At first, Obama attended the Catholic school, Fransiskus Assisis, where documents showed he enrolled as a Muslim, the religion of his stepfather. The document required that each student choose one of five state-sanctioned religions when registering -- Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic or Protestant. Gibbs said he wasn't sure why the document had Obama listed as a Muslim. ... Obama has said in speeches that his father "was Muslim but as an adult became an atheist," and he has previously described his father as "agnostic" and his stepfather as a "nonpracticing" Muslim. ... http://mediamatters.org/research/200703160017

20 posted on 09/02/2009 9:01:17 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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Another important development that shows the coming together of the American administration and American Muslims is the iftar invitation, which has become a tradition in the last few years. Each invitation provides the opportunity for dialogue between the two groups. The tradition of hosting of Muslims in the White House was started by Hillary Clinton, who received them to offer them Eid congratulations. For the first time in 2001, Muslims were invited to an iftar meal in the White House that the president had organized.

As stated earlier, these iftar invitations began in the State Department with the participation of the then-Secretary of State, Madeline Albright. It is often said that these invitations were very important for developing relations between Muslims and the American people, a project on which Albright laid great importance. In Ramadan 2000, at the second iftar meal, she described these efforts:
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As we see, the State Department regarded it as its duty to build a bridge between the Muslim community and the American people and administration. This played an important role in the rising interest in Islam. This speech was very important, for it showed what an influential position Islam had gained in America. Ten years earlier, American Muslims had lived a cloistered social existence encountering many difficulties in their daily lives, but now they have been invited by the Secretary of State to be directors of American policy.

These iftar invitations have continued under her successor Colin Powell. During his short address on November 29, 2001, at a State Department iftar meal, he stressed the following basic points:
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The Defense Department also has hosted iftar meals. This tradition, which goes back officially to 1998, consists of an iftar meal ordinarily arranged by the deputy secretary of defense and attended by Muslims working in the department and the army.
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Hillary Clinton first invited Muslims to the White House for the Ramadan Eid in 1996, and on every subsequent occasion gave significant messages to those in attendance. Among those who attempted to explain what Ramadan means for Muslims was Huma Abedin. Mrs. Clinton said that she personally learned a lot from this woman, and frequently mentioned the special importance she placed in establishing dialogue with Muslims. At the 1999 reception, she even said she prayed for this:
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This tradition begun by Hillary Clinton was continued by Bill Clinton during his final year as president, when he personally received Muslim guests for the Ramadan holiday. The meal began with quotations from the Qur’an. Bill Clinton also quoted from the Qur’an in his address, and frequently expressed his interest in Islam:

From the The Rise of Islam.com
The Rapid Spread of Islam in America
http://www.riseofislam.com/islam_in_america_04a.html


21 posted on 09/02/2009 9:04:43 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Reformaated:

Obama believes he is invincible so he is going all out. Obama is a Muslim. This is what he is comfortable with. The madrassa school training is beginning to come out ... .

Recall:

Hume suggested LA Times report on Obama's alleged links to Islam contradicted Obama's previous

statements
March 16, 2007 7:51 pm ET

But contrary to Hume's suggestion, both the claim that Obama "took Muslim religious classes in school" and the claim that he "was registered as a Muslim" in primary school were previously known, and neither contradicts what Obama has said on the issue of his religion. In his report, Hume stated that "[t]he Times quotes friends and teachers as saying Obama took Muslim religious classes in school."

But the Times article itself noted that Obama wrote about his experience in "Koranic studies" classes in "a Muslim school" in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father (Crown). From the Los Angeles Times article: In his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Obama briefly mentions Koranic study and describes his public school, which accepted students of all religions, as "a Muslim school." "In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell my mother that I made faces during Koranic studies," Obama wrote. "My mother wasn't overly concerned. 'Be respectful,' she'd say.

In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I would close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended. Just a parched old nun and 30 brown children, muttering words."

...

Obama's mother, divorced from Obama's father, married a man from Indonesia named Lolo Soetoro, and the family relocated to the country from 1967-71. At first, Obama attended the Catholic school, Fransiskus Assisis, where documents showed he enrolled as a Muslim, the religion of his stepfather. The document required that each student choose one of five state-sanctioned religions when registering -- Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic or Protestant.

Gibbs said he wasn't sure why the document had Obama listed as a Muslim. ... Obama has said in speeches that his father "was Muslim but as an adult became an atheist," and he has previously described his father as "agnostic" and his stepfather as a "nonpracticing" Muslim.

...

http://mediamatters.org/research/200703160017

22 posted on 09/02/2009 9:06:27 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: SkyDancer

THAT too was DIGUSTING.


23 posted on 09/02/2009 9:07:20 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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Thought so too ... what is it with these people who praise a religion of murder?


24 posted on 09/02/2009 9:12:55 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: reagandemocrat

It is sickening that he gets a pass on crap like this

How can so many obmaites be so blind?


25 posted on 09/02/2009 9:37:40 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: fishtank
Be polite and cover your mouth when you yawn...

I'm certainly not a Bush backer... Jr. OR Sr., but at least he didn't skip the national prayer breakfast like this guy did.

... Oops excuse me did my fart make you gag?

26 posted on 09/02/2009 10:01:25 AM PDT by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

FUBO


27 posted on 09/02/2009 10:08:39 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic "On this occasion, we celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and we also celebrate how much Muslims have enriched America and its culture in ways both large and small." Barack Hussein Obama.
28 posted on 09/02/2009 10:32:15 AM PDT by patriot08
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Let us NEVER forget those nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were murdered by the Islamists.
Don’t let Obama desecrate the memory of those Americans who were murdered by his fellow Muslims. Send this video to everyone you know.
Every American should view this video made by a New Yorker who lived through the attack:
http://attacked911.tripod.com/
This video has been viewed by untold millions and is now in the Smithsonian.
(Sadly, the New Yorker who made this video has since succumbed to lung damage sustained during the attack)
The video includes the planes crashing into the buildings and victims jumping. There are pictures of many of those who lost their lives, and president Bush’s aftermath speech set to the haunting background music, ‘Only Time’ by Enya. It is truly awesome.
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29 posted on 09/02/2009 10:32:56 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Barack Obama praises Islam at Ramadan dinner,”

Again.

And again.

And again.


30 posted on 09/02/2009 11:15:10 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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31 posted on 09/02/2009 11:31:39 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: SkyDancer

You’ll have to ask Obama about that.

Those beheading videos haunt me still.


32 posted on 09/02/2009 3:20:30 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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