Skip to comments.Obama greets Muslims on Eid ul Azha
Posted on 11/16/2010 12:10:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
WASHINGTON (US): U.S. President Barack Obama has extended greetings to Muslims around the world on the occasion of Eid ul Azha, as millions of people performed the annual Hajj and followed the tradition of animal sacrifice set by Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
Following is the text of President Obamas message as released by the White House;
Michelle and I extend our greetings for a happy Eid-ul-Azha to Muslims worldwide and wish safe travels to those performing Hajj. This year, nearly three million pilgrims from more than 160 countries-including the United States-have gathered in Mecca and neighboring sites to perform the Hajj rituals and stand together in prayer.
On Eid, Muslims around the world will commemorate Abrahams willingness to sacrifice his son, and distribute food to those less fortunate-a reminder of the shared values and the common roots of three of the worlds major religions.
On behalf of the American people, we extend our best wishes during this Hajj season Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour.
“For a “mainstream Christian” he sure knows a lot about Islam and it’s history.”
He’s a lot more comfortable talking to them than he is talking to us ...
A good job for Obama would be Ambassador to Yemen.
Maybe, he could play Atlas with that big square rock the Muslims worship.
How nice - reminds me of the libs meltdown during W's administration.
OBAMA DOESN'T SPEAK FOR ME
Especially to a radical religion whose only goal is to convert, enslave, or kill those that disagree with them.
Makes me want to spit up my lunch.
He’s a closet Muslim.
I wish them all roast pork, beers, dancing, music, warm puppies and girls in bikinis.
But he has no clue about having a “Christmas Wishing Tree”
yes... he is a convert to christianity all right....
Just curious- what is the penalty fo leaving Islam?
They remind me of the VooDoo ceremonies in Haiti.
Did he slit a goat’s throat in the Rose Garden? No one would be surprised...
“Maybe, he could play Atlas with that big square rock the Muslims worship.”
It’s a little rock inside a silver vagina inside a big square.
Did he end it with “Next year in Mecca?”
Uhmmmm .... death, IIRC.
Obama thought he was the right person to represent us to the muslim world, based on his history of having lived in the muslim world, having a great sympathy and understanding for that world.
The reality is quite the opposite. His sympathy and understanding of that world could have stood us in good stead if he actually understood this world as well. But he doesn’t. His understanding of western culture is infected and distorted by his marxism. He doesn’t understand us at all; he doesn’t have any grasp of what it is about us that makes us what we are.
So while he does have the ability to reach out with sincere affection toward the muslim world on his own behalf he is not able to represent us to them; he can’t explain us to them, and he lacks the ability to persuade them to see us as we wish to be seen, because he himself does not see us that way. He can’t explain why we are a force for good historically because he doesn’t believe we are. He can’t explain why liberty is an ultimate good because he doesn’t believe it is. He can’t explain how liberty and prosperity are linked because he doesn’t believe they are.
So it turns out that the guy who thought he was the best able to be our bridge to the muslim world is in fact incapable of it. The one thing he ought to be able to do he can’t. It isn’t in him.
“and followed the tradition of animal sacrifice”
Oh my. What does PETA have to say about all this?
He tactfully did not complete the sentence that would outrage Christians and Jews
Very insightful post