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Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Bill to Create 'Islam Day'
Foxnews ^ | May 06, 2009 | By Kelly Chernenkoff

Posted on 05/20/2012 5:18:10 PM PDT by redreno

HONOLULU -- Hawaii's state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate "Islam Day" -- over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn't want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.

The Senate's two Republicans argued that a minority of Islamic extremists have killed many innocents in terrorist attacks.

"I recall radical Islamists around the world cheering the horrors of 9/11. That is the day all civilized people of all religions should remember," said Republican Sen. Fred Hemmings to the applause of more than 100 people gathered in the Senate to oppose a separate issue -- same-sex civil unions.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: birthers; democrat; democrats; hawaii; indonesia; islam; islamday; kenya; muslim; terrorist; wot
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1 posted on 05/20/2012 5:18:15 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Then I guess they can get by without my tourist money.


2 posted on 05/20/2012 5:20:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: redreno

Is there a Christianity Day or a Judaism Day? If not, this is clearly an establishment of religion issue so the atheists should be out in force. How about they have Islam day on Pele Day and throw radical Muslims into a volcano?


3 posted on 05/20/2012 5:22:03 PM PDT by JMS
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To: redreno
what... no Shinto Day???
4 posted on 05/20/2012 5:22:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: redreno

Maybe if Christians blew things up, they would have a “Christian Day” too.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 5:23:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: JMS

Christmas and Easter are Christian Days

We just arent allowed to associate those names with our religion or use anyy religious symbols or references during our celebrations, lest we offend (muslims)


6 posted on 05/20/2012 5:25:25 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: redreno

Mahalo, brau Muhamid!


7 posted on 05/20/2012 5:25:46 PM PDT by moovova (OBAMA: The first US President to come out of the closet.)
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To: redreno

Will they propose a “Christian Day”?

/s

Hypocrites.


8 posted on 05/20/2012 5:26:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: redreno

Sounds like an Eat Bacon Day.


9 posted on 05/20/2012 5:28:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: redreno; SJackson; SandRat; Cindy; wagglebee; cripplecreek; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; ...

WTF????!!!!

I hope that this blows up in the DemocRATS faces and that Republicans make historic gains there.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 5:29:01 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: redreno

After all, it is the “religion of peace”.
/s


11 posted on 05/20/2012 5:30:04 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: redreno

Separation of Church and State?

You have violated the Constitution by elevating one religion over another and making it official.


12 posted on 05/20/2012 5:30:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Maybe they’ll lose their heads...


13 posted on 05/20/2012 5:30:40 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: redreno

Never work. Luau is not halal. You know roast pig and such.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 5:34:23 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Vendome

Bingo. You can’t have an Islam Day. The ACLU will have to go file a lawsuit against this. This is clearly an official governmental endorsement of one specific religion.


15 posted on 05/20/2012 5:36:52 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: redreno; SJackson; SandRat; Cindy; wagglebee; cripplecreek; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; ...

I just noticed, this passed back in 2009. Obviously, it passed by a veto-proof majority.


16 posted on 05/20/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: redreno
If the inhabitants won't come to their senses,
all the beautiful weather in the world won't blow the stench off the place.
17 posted on 05/20/2012 5:38:45 PM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: redreno

seriously, I thought this was satire. I spent 5 minutes googling and felt my cranial pressure increasing

on top of this... it seems there was a trick played on the morons in HI legislature... seems the date picked releates to 9-11 which means... we now have an islamic holiday celebrating the 9-11 attacks

http://www.transasianaxis.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6130

can anyone confirm the calendar slight of hand?


18 posted on 05/20/2012 5:41:14 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: redreno; BIGLOOK
If they have an Islam Day, they may as well have a Satan day. They're both working to the same end.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 05/20/2012 5:41:48 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: redreno

Is this Satire? If Not, then SHAME on Hawaii! Boycott Hawaii! Boycott everything Hawaiian!

Dear Mrs. Obama:

I have never been more ashamed of my country then I am today.

Signed, The Unheard American


20 posted on 05/20/2012 5:44:43 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

Yeah, and the rats only lost 2 seats in the state house to make it 43-8 and gained 1 in the State Senate which now has just 1 Republican.

I can’t find out if the Jewish Lingle vetoed this and they overrode her veto or whether she signed it.


21 posted on 05/20/2012 5:46:24 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: This I Wonder32460

This has to be satire that is outraging us because I looked again and the date of the article is May 6, 2009 not 2012.


22 posted on 05/20/2012 5:49:19 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Impy

It would be priceless if Linda Lingle were to win election to the U.S. Senate. Talk about poetic justice to the DemocRATS.


23 posted on 05/20/2012 5:49:19 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: redreno

Say good-bye to tourist. We can see Islam from here.


24 posted on 05/20/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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Is this the week before Christian Day, or the week after?

25 posted on 05/20/2012 5:51:43 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: redreno

Where’s the ACLU and “Americans United for the Separation of Church and State” on this one?


26 posted on 05/20/2012 5:52:23 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

“Yeah, and the rats only lost 2 seats in the state house to make it 43-8 and gained 1 in the State Senate which now has just 1 Republican.”

Wow...a state with worse ratios of Republicans than MA has.


27 posted on 05/20/2012 5:53:59 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: JMS

>>How about they have Islam day on Pele Day and throw radical Muslims into a volcano?

I am intrigued by your ideas and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.


28 posted on 05/20/2012 5:54:46 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: redreno

2009? Don’t you have current stories to work with?


29 posted on 05/20/2012 5:55:50 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: redreno

Give the Mu’m the ‘Aloha Experience’.


30 posted on 05/20/2012 5:58:55 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Yeah it’s pathetic. The lack of snow is offset by horrible union dominated politics. It was only Obama’s best state cause he’s from there (it likes incumbents, it gave Bush 45% in 2004) but I’d have to say it’s the most democrat state, more than MA and RI and Vermont.

If that 1 guy dies you’ll have a state legislative chamber without a Republican since the last deep South state elected it’s first. Mississippi in the 70’s would be my guess.


31 posted on 05/20/2012 6:00:05 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m with you.

We were planning to take the whole family and in-laws to Hawaii in Dec.

If this passes, it will be someplace else.


32 posted on 05/20/2012 6:00:05 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Another state I refuse to visit and $pend in.


33 posted on 05/20/2012 6:03:17 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Then I guess they can get by without my tourist money.”

Agree. Hawaii, never again. Shove it up your smelly Obama.

Oh, was Mo born there too?


34 posted on 05/20/2012 6:03:45 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: GeronL
The guardians of everything believed to be holy in Islam will be on this like a tick on a deer ~ There are only two holidays or days of special recognition allowed ~ and this simply isn't authorized.

They'll probably react in the normal way they do to people who want to add holidays to Islam ~ by killing some innocent people and blowing up a major government building.

35 posted on 05/20/2012 6:07:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

36 posted on 05/20/2012 6:09:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks redreno.


37 posted on 05/20/2012 6:10:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Vendome
You have violated the Constitution by elevating one religion over another and making it official.

Please don't sound like a liberal.

It was never the intention of the Framers that the States couldn't have official religions; and most of them did have official religions and/or tests for religion for State officials for quite a number of years after the adoption of the Constitution.

And, of course, religion has nothing to do with this as this law celebrates a military organization, not a religion.

ML/NJ

38 posted on 05/20/2012 6:22:10 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: JMS

Considering how “helpful” Hawaii’s state government has been these past 4 years regarding its public records, or lack thereof....
maybe an Islam Day is their way of saying, “We’re getting away with it, ha ha he he!” .. ?
just a random thought
delete at will


39 posted on 05/20/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (remember when "Four more years!" was a credible campaign slogan for an incumbent?)
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To: Paladin2

Mmmm, bacon http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/ .......................................... FRegards


40 posted on 05/20/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: super7man

It already passed in 2009. This is a May 6, 2009 story.


41 posted on 05/20/2012 6:25:30 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: redreno

9/11 sure scared the sh*t out of a lot of people who claim to be “americans”.


42 posted on 05/20/2012 6:27:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Vendome

Separation of MOSQUE and state.


43 posted on 05/20/2012 6:30:30 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: redreno
This might have been Breaking News May 06, 2009
44 posted on 05/20/2012 6:39:53 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark

I don’t care when it happened, I just heard about it.

Sort of like Hawaii deciding they want to be the turd in punch bowl of the United States.


45 posted on 05/20/2012 7:04:51 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Brandonmark

I don’t care when it happened, I just heard about it.

Sort of like Hawaii deciding they want to be the turd in punch bowl of the United States.


46 posted on 05/20/2012 7:05:21 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ml/nj; All

Well what they did was wrong and UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Period..


47 posted on 05/20/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican
>> the [Hawaii] State Senate which now has just 1 Republican <<

>> Wow...a state with worse ratios of Republicans than MA has. <<

That's 1 more than the Chicago City Council has. From 1993-2011 the chamber was 49 RATs, 1 Republican. Since last year, it's been 100% RAT.

48 posted on 05/20/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: redreno

The most dangerous place in the world on 9/12/2001, was to be standing between a politician and the nearest mosque.


49 posted on 05/20/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: redreno

So much for separation of Church and State.

Now go pay your taxes: Hawaii needs to buy Qurans for Islam Day. :)


50 posted on 05/20/2012 8:19:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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