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  • Postal Service Commemorates Two Most Important Muslim Festivals With New Eid Greetings Stamp

    06/22/2016 5:57:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    USPS ^ | June 10, 2016
    The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Eid Greetings Forever Stamp recognizing the two most important festivals — or eids — in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony was held at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
  • Postal Service Commemorates Two Most Important Muslim Festivals With New Eid Greetings Stamp

    06/13/2016 4:23:02 PM PDT · by Fedora · 30 replies
    U.S. Postal Service ^ | 06/10/2016 | U.S. Postal Service
    Subtitle: On Sale Today Nationwide Special Ceremony to be Held at Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY, Monday, June 13The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Eid Greetings Forever Stamp recognizing the two most important festivals — or eids — in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony was held at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.In addition, a special Eid Greetings stamp ceremony will be held Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m. EDT at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY.The Postal Service has issued stamps to commemorate these two Islamic holidays since 2001.SNIPBray was joined...
  • Philadelphia Leads Movement to Add Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

    06/01/2016 6:21:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 6/1/16 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so. In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how the change can be accomplished. A spokesman from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said his group is not aware of any cities that have included the holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, in their municipal calendars. "Philadelphia's history is based on being a place...
  • For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday

    09/24/2015 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    New York City public schools are closed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Thursday was the first time the schools serving 1.1 million pupils closed for a Muslim holiday. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this year that the city’s public schools would observe the two Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
  • Streets Closed At Tulsa's Federal Courthouse For Suspicious Backpack

    09/24/2015 8:11:55 AM PDT · by william clark · 53 replies
    KOTV ^ | 9/24/2015 | Russell Hulstine
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police closed streets around the federal courthouse in downtown Tulsa Thursday morning. Tulsa Police told News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright, three Middle Eastern men parked a car near the federal courthouse at 3rd and Denver and ran off. Police said they found a backpack in the car and are treating it as a possible bomb. Police say the backpack is in the backseat of a gold BMW. The department's bomb squad is on scene and bomb techs are not examining the backpack. Police tell Lori Fullbright the men who ran have been located and are...
  • Empire State Building turns green

    07/19/2015 8:56:31 AM PDT · by richardskeet · 29 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July, 19, 2015 | AFP
    New York’s Empire State Building was lit in green late Friday to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
  • NO! Empire State Building refuses to light up in honor of Mother Teresa (a reminder)

    07/19/2015 9:14:08 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 21 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Adam Lisberg /
    The Empire State Building has a message for Mother Teresa - you don't deserve to be honored in lights. "As a privately owned building, ESB has a specific policy against any other lighting for religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations," said Anthony Malkin, head of the family company that owns the building.
  • OBAMA is trying to make the Islamic holiday of Eid an official American national holiday (shortened)

    07/18/2015 7:36:38 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    Shoebat ^ | Jul 18, 2015
    Barack Hussein Obama wishes Muslims in America and around the world “Eid Mubarak!” or blessed Eid, praising efforts to recognize the end of Ramadan as an official national holiday. The holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs,” he said in a statement that also hailed New York City’s decision to add Eid to the official school calendar. That, he said, was “an acknowledgement of the great diversity and inclusiveness that adds to the richness of our nation.” Mayor Bill de Blasio in March made New York the first major...
  • New York's Empire State lit green for Eid holiday

    07/18/2015 6:37:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Al Arabya ^ | 7/18/15
    New York’s Empire State Building was lit up green on Friday evening in celebration of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It has been reported that the famous skyscraper will glow green until it closes to the public at 2:00 am (0600 GMT), when the building traditionally turns out its lights. A spokeswomen of the building told Agence France-Presse that the skyscraper is annually lit up for Eid, stating that the tradition has been carried out “for several years now.” The Empire state Building is also known for honoring other religious holidays, turning pastel...
  • The Empire State Building Submits to Islam

    07/18/2015 7:01:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 18 Jul 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Not one day – not twenty-four hours after the Chattanooga jihad mass murder – the symbol of American individualism, capitalism, and the capital of the world, the Empire State Building, one of the foremost symbols of American freedom, celebrated the Muslim “holiday” of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the most violent month of the year in the Islamic world, because Ramadan is the month in which Muslims renew their devotion to Allah, and violent jihad is a supreme act of devotion to Allah. All told, 2,988 people were shot, burned, blown up, beheaded, or hacked to death...
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/04/2015 8:09:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/04/2015 | CBS New York
    New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. “We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students,” said Farina. De Blasio said the change means that Muslim families won’t be forced to choose between observing the holidays and sending their kids to school....
  • Muslim holiday being ‘honored’ by Conn. school district includes animal sacrifice

    02/09/2015 8:01:33 PM PST · by blueyon · 23 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 2/9/15 | The Right Scoop
    Muslim holiday being ‘honored’ by Conn. school district includes animal sacrifice We reported on the basics of this story earlier. I felt another post was necessary for some of the specifics. According to the NY Daily News, one of the holidays that the Waterbury school district has decided to ‘honor’ is Eid al-Adha: The board voted to recognize Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, an annual feast day, by giving observant students the day off to celebrate with their families. It also voted to instruct educators not to schedule any field trips, major...
  • Ebola: Over 1300 Nigerian soldiers on peacekeeping in Liberia quarantined

    10/10/2014 5:26:51 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 9 replies
    The Calling ^ | 10/10/14 | staff
    Edeki Osaremwinda The director of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Major-General Obashina Ogunbiyi has stated that the Nigerian Army have placed 1332 of its peace keeping troops in Liberia under surveillance following their contact with a Sudanese who later died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). According to the Army medical officer who made this revelation yesterday in Abuja, the incident followed the death of a Sudanese Muslim man who had come to the camp of the soldiers to lead them in prayer during the Eid-el Fitri celebration, but developed Ebola symptoms the following day and later died. Major-General Ogunbuyi...
  • Muslim Sheep Slaughter to be Banned in Moscow During Eid al-Adha Feast

    10/01/2014 8:34:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/1/14
    Moscow, October 1, Interfax - Prayers marking the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, will begin at all Moscow mosques at 7 a.m. on October 4, a spokesman for the city's inter-regional cooperation, national policy and religious organizations department said. "Moscow authorities help Muslims religious organizations each year to organize festive services, providing security, maintenance, medical assistance and broadcasts," he said. But Muscovites and visitors have been warned that the sale and slaughter of sacrificial animals will be banned in Moscow. Sacrificial sheep will be slaughtered on farms and in slaughter houses in individual villages of the Moscow Region., the spokesman said....
  • Islamic State Holiday Greeting: "We Don't Need Any Democracy"

    08/05/2014 3:46:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | August 5, 2014 | Francis Martel
    The highly polished publicity wing of the terrorist group Islamic State, now trying to establish itself as a sovereign nation, continues to publish high-production videos to encourage Muslims around the world to abandon their lives and families and move to Islamic State-controlled lands in Syria and Iraq. Muslims, they say, "don't need any democracy" to be happy.
  • Obama’s Muslim Founding Fathers

    07/30/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 49 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Obama’s Muslim Founding FathersPosted By Robert Spencer On July 30, 2014 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments In his message to Muslims on their holiday Eid al-Fitr, issued Sunday, Barack Obama asserted that “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” He did not, unfortunately, provide even a single example of these “many achievements and contributions” that Muslims have made to “building the very fabric of our nation,” but he said that there were many, so they...
  • Unbelievable And Disturbing -- Obama Thanks Muslims For “Building The Very Fabric Of Our Nation”…

    07/28/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 125 replies
    Reg flag news ^ | 7/27/14 | Via White House
    Via White House website: As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease. In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions...
  • Pregnant teenager alleging gang-rape charged with adultery in Sudan

    02/19/2014 4:44:03 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 February 2014 | David Smith
    Ethopian teenager says she was raped by seven men last August, and now faces possible sentence of death by stoning. ... The woman is charged with adultery, although she denied the charges and is pleading not guilty on the basis that the sexual act was against her will. Her attempt to make a complaint of rape has been denied on the technicality that she is under investigation on other charges and she should have complained at the time of the incident. Her request for bail has been denied by the attorney general. "The intention to place culpability on the part...
  • Montgomery County (Maryland Freak State) School Board to Vote on Making Eid a School Holiday

    11/12/2013 3:33:46 PM PST · by central_va · 15 replies
    wmal radio ^ | 7:16AM Tuesday November 12, 2013 | wmal
    Muslim groups may be out of luck, in getting Islamic religious holidays included in the upcoming Montgomery County school calendar. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO A REPORT BY WMALSchool board members are scheduled to consider next year's calendar at their meeting today. And school officials are ready to present a report showing only a small uptick in absenteeism on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Adding a holiday to the school calendar typically requires a showing that large numbers of students and faculty will take the day off. Schooll officials say they can't simply declare a "day off" for a...
  • What Eid Teaches Moderate Muslims and Their Kids

    10/22/2013 4:35:59 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Two days ago 15 October - the date changes every year - was the wonderful Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha, celebrated by Muslims worldwide by sacrificing fully conscious animals. Of course, considering that this is a multi-million-animal slaughter - on Eid, 7.5 million animals are sacrificed every year in Pakistan alone -, by the theory of probability some incident or another is bound to happen. Like this in Gaza, where some poor, oppressed (sob) Palestinians showed their great kindness of heart - why, they would never hurt an Israeli, promise - when, not content with simply butchering the animals, started torturing...
  • Carr: Gov gets message out with ‘holiday’ greeting (wished Muslims a ‘blessed Eid al-Adha,’)

    10/16/2013 7:29:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 16, 2013 | Howie Carr
    When it comes to Christmas, Gov. Deval Patrick is a “happy holidays” kind of guy.I mean, if the bar exam had had a political correctness section on it, it wouldn’t have taken Deval three tries to pass it. As you know, it’s important never, ever to mention the name of a Christian holiday, because you might offend somebody.
  • Eid animal slaughter funds Pakistan terror groups

    10/15/2013 6:43:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/15/2013 | Jon Boone
    Huge numbers of goats, cows and even camels will be slaughtered in Pakistani on Wednesday homes to mark the Islamic holy day of Eid al-Adha. The sacrificial offering of around 6m animals will allow families to fulfil a religious duty, guarantee some much appreciated meat handouts to the poor and provide nearly half of the annual requirement of the country's leather industry. It will also generate an extraordinary cash windfall for some of Pakistan's most dangerous militant groups. Thinly disguised front organisations have been gearing up to compete against each other and legitimate charities to collect as many animal skins...
  • Muslim families push Montgomery County for school holiday to mark Eid al-Adha

    10/15/2013 2:31:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/14/2013
    Muslim families in Montgomery County are pushing to make the Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha a full-fledged school holiday. Muslim leaders have started a petition in recent weeks and have won support from some elected leaders and religious groups. Montgomery County has a growing Islamic population, though there are no county or census figures on the Muslim community. This year, the Eid al-Adha holiday falls on Tuesday. Some families plan to keep their children home from school, even though they will miss classes and sporting events. But they point out that school is closed for Christmas, Good Friday, Easter and...
  • U.S. President Barack Obama Greets Muslims on Eid

    08/10/2013 6:17:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    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...
  • Activists Demonstrate Against Temple Mount Discrimination

    08/07/2013 2:46:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/13 | Kochava Rosenbaum
    In wake of Tuesday’s decision by police officials in charge of the Temple Mount to ban non-Muslims entrance to the holy site, some two hundred protesters stood Wednesday morning at the foot of the Mugrabi entrance seeking to reverse their exclusion. The mass protest was prearranged following an announcement by Police Commander Avi Bitton that the Temple Mount will remain closed to Jews and tourists at least until after the end of Ramadan’s closing festival of “Eid” which is to be next Sunday, the 11th of August. video .....
  • Crazed cow kills Gaza slaughterer

    10/27/2012 5:12:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 27, 2012
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza health official says a panicking cow killed a Palestinian man who was trying slaughter the beast during the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
  • Panicking cow kills Palestinian in Muslim feast

    10/27/2012 12:42:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 26 Oct 2012 | Riaz Khan and Shakiil Adil
    <p>GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A panicking cow killed a Palestinian man who was trying to slaughter the beast on Saturday during the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, a Gaza health official said.</p> <p>Muslims around the world slaughter sheep, cows and goats during the four-day holiday that began Friday to commemorate the sacrifice by their Prophet Ibrahim — known to Christians and Jews as Abraham.</p>
  • Obama wishes Muslims happy Eid

    08/18/2012 10:10:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    President Barack Obama wished Muslims well for the feast of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. … Wishing Muslims across the United States and around the world "Eid mubarak" (happy holiday), Obama said the celebrations in America speak to "the truth that communities of faith—including Muslim Americans—enrich our national life, strengthen our democracy and uphold our freedoms, including the freedom of religion. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, in the United States and around the world, in protecting and advancing this universal human right." …
  • Obama praises patriotism of Anthony Weiner's wife at White House Ramadan dinner

    08/11/2012 10:48:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 8/11/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an 'American patriot' at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. His praise came after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. 'She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear,' Obama said.
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • Muslim gang jailed for kidnapping and raping two girls as part of their Eid celebrations (UK)

    04/21/2012 6:06:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 April 2012 | Katherine Faulkner
    A group of Muslim men who abducted and raped two teenage girls as part of their Eid celebrations laughed in court yesterday as they were jailed for a total of 38 years. The girls, aged 15 and 16, were lured miles from their home to a dingy hostel. In a horrifying weekend-long ordeal, they were plied with alcohol and repeatedly raped by two men, Shamrez Rashid and Amar Hussain, before being offered to a number of others who also ‘used them for sex’. ... One defendant, Rashid, 20, was said to have claimed the girls had enjoyed the sex, which...
  • Urgent: Take action by 9 November to request a pardon for Pastor Nadarkhani during Eid

    11/08/2011 1:58:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    IRAN: Act by 9 November to call for Pastor Nadarkhani's pardon during Eid Pastor Nadarkhani was arrested in Rasht in 2009 while attempting to register his church. In 2010 he was tried and found guilty of apostasy (abandoning Islam), and was sentenced to death. He now awaits a decision on his case from the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, and a formal written verdict. His life is still in the balance.
  • School District [Cambridge, MA] Cancels Classes For Islamic Holiday

    11/08/2011 6:32:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Cambridge Students Observe Muslim Religious Holy DayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Public school students in Cambridge have the day off Monday as the schools are closed in observance of a Muslim religious holiday. Cambridge is the first district in the state to observe an Islamic holy day. The Cambridge School Committee voted last year to close on one Muslim holiday every school year. Students are getting the day off for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. The decision came after a group of Muslim students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School reached out to school staff, administrators and their...
  • Cambridge schools will have Monday off to mark Muslim holy day

    11/08/2011 3:04:28 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies ^ | 11/4/11
    Public school students in Cambridge will get a day off Monday in what officials believe will be the first time in the state that a school district has scheduled a holiday to recognize an Islamic holy day. The district-wide school holiday will recognize Eid Al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, and was approved by the Cambridge School Committee last year. “We’re ecstatic about this,” said Atif Harden, the interim executive director of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. “This is the first year that it’s going to occur. This sort of recognition of our existence and the...
  • Camels, Afghan Breed Goats for Eid sacrifice this year

    11/04/2011 11:50:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 02, 2011 | Peerzada Ashiq
    As Eid-ul-Azha, a festival observed by sacrificing animals by Muslims, draws near, Kashmir sees exotic animals to be part of sacrificial animals' list this year. Topping the list are camels and Rs 2-lakh Afghan breed goats. These exotic animals will be part of more than two lakh sheep and goats to be sacrificed on the occasion in Srinagar alone. In the outskirts of Srinagar, Parimpora mandi, where grocery imports from outside the state come is abuzz with hundreds of sheep up for sale. But the eye catcher among the flock are tall camels, a desert animal barely known to Kashmiri...
  • Eid Ul Azha at door, no buyer at livestock market

    10/29/2011 7:46:47 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 5 replies ^ | 29 october | musarratullahjan
    Peshawar — The Holy Celebration Eid Ul Azha is coming on the first week of November, but there are still no buyers of cattle and buffalo at the livestock market in Peshawar. The buffalo and cattle market, which is called Mall Mandi at Peshawar, sells mostly cattle and buffalo in the market because most of the people of KP province sacrifice cattle at Eid Ul Azha. Daily 1500 cattle and buffalo have come through from Punjab province at Kala Mandi near G.T road and Ring Road Mandi. There are two markets of cattle and buffalo at Peshawar for Eid Ul...
  • Obama greets Muslims on Eid ul Azha

    11/16/2010 12:10:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Pakistan Times ^ | November 17, 2010, Zil Hajj 10, 1431 AH | 'Pakistan Times' US Bureau
    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 Obama’s 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...
  • Muslim group cancels carnival set for 9/11

    08/21/2010 5:00:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/21/2010
    FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- An Islamic group in Fresno, Calif., cited anti-Muslim sentiment in canceling an annual carnival held the Saturday after Ramadan because it falls on Sept. 11. The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno had scheduled the Eid al-Fitr carnival for Sept. 11 but decided this week to cancel the event, which features games and Middle Eastern food. The center's leaders said the date could be misinterpreted or viewed as insensitive, given the negative reaction to a mosque and Islamic community center proposed to be built a few blocks from Ground Zero, where Islamic terrorists destroyed the...
  • (Vanity) Obama Holiday Song: The Twelve Days of Eid al-Adha

    11/29/2009 7:08:39 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies · 677+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-30-2009 | grey_whiskers
    This is a response to this ad from mega-retailer Best Buy: and to this holiday greeting from President Barack H. Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm):Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world’s major religions. During Hajj, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life – including thousands of American Muslims – will...
  • Holiday racism embarrassing

    11/29/2009 8:04:17 PM PST · by libh8er · 44 replies · 2,331+ views
    The Lantern ^ | 11.29.09 | Hany Rashwan
    This year, the Muslim holiday of Eid El-Adha fell on the same weekend as Black Friday, the famous shopping spree tradition. Best Buy, one of the retailers participating in the event, posted a season’s greeting on one of their flyers: a little circle with “Happy Eid El-Adha” above the giant “Thanksgiving” greeting. It was a gentle nod toward a minority group whose holiday happened to fall on the same day. It was a great gesture toward inclusiveness. No one could possibly spin glad tidings and season greetings into a negative thing, right? Think again. The noble gesture has caused quite...
  • Eid Al Adha: Duty and sacrifice

    11/28/2009 6:23:50 PM PST · by libh8er · 21 replies · 911+ views
    Gulf News ^ | 11.28.09 | Samir Salama
    ..Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said that every part of the sacrificial animal attracts rewards for the Muslim who sacrifices it for the sake of Allah. Sacrificial animals are only symbolic, and scholars say what is most important for Muslims is the fear of Allah with which they slaughter the animals. The Quran says: "It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have we made them (sacrificial animals) subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you." Scholars are of the opinion that the best...
  • Best Buy ad Celebrates Eid al-Adha but not Christmas (Best Buy Is in Serious Need of FReeping)

    11/28/2009 5:24:29 PM PST · by TBP · 43 replies · 2,041+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | November 24th, 2009 | Bryan McAffee
    The war on Christmas continues. Here is a picture of the national Best Buy ad inviting folks to celebrate Thanksgiving and . . . Eid al-Adha, which is a Muslim festival of sacrifice. It’s actually a festival that sacrifices of goats in similitude of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. Best Buy adNow, I have nothing against Best Buy celebrating a Muslim holiday, in fact I think it’s a wonderfully inclusive thing to do. No, the problem I have is that in 2006 Best Buy discontinued the use of “Merry Christmas” in their holiday advertising. Here is a posting from...

    11/27/2009 1:57:15 PM PST · by Tamar Rush · 100 replies · 6,541+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 27, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Forget Thanksgiving, Today Is New American Holiday! President Honors Fore-Fathers President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are celebrating Eid al-Adna in the White House.The Muslim holiday which takes place today celebrates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael to Allah.This year, Eid al-Adna represents the high tide of the hajj - - the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca, a journey which must be made at least once in the lifetime of every Muslim believer.The President’s Grandmother Sarah is presently in the holy city and making her three trips around the Kaaba.To proclaim his belief that America...
  • White House Thanksgiving Traditions: Broken and Observed

    11/26/2009 12:04:27 PM PST · by trashcanbred2 · 50 replies · 2,590+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 26, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    Because the tradition the White House is breaking is a media one. The press office says they will not be releasing the menu of what the family will be eating today, as White House press offices have done on Thanksgiving Day for as far back, as well, we can remember. For instance, last year we know the Bush family dined at Camp David on free range turkey, zucchini gratin, and pumpkin mousse trifle. And in 2007, the record shows that the Bush family Thanksgiving menu was nearly identical, with the addition of a jellied cranberry mold. So what will the...
  • Obama's Muslim Granny makes the Haj

    11/26/2009 8:53:44 AM PST · by Astronaut · 7 replies · 724+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 11/26/2009
    The 87-year-old Kenyan grandmother of President Obama – once described by the Associated Press as a "Christian" – is making the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, the Hajj, according to news reports. The annual Islamic tradition was noted by the president, who issued a special statement today as Sarah Obama was reported to be a guest of the Saudi Arabian king. "Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha. The rituals of Hajj and Eid al-Adha...
  • Best Buy Ad Mentions Muslim Holiday

    11/26/2009 9:05:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies · 2,485+ views
    FOX News (DC) ^ | November 26, 2009
    A black Friday Best Buy ad is getting blasted this Thanksgiving. It includes a nod to the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, which is celebrated this weekend. That has angered some customers, who point out that Best Buy stopped using "Merry Christmas" in its ads in 2006 and replaced it with "Happy Holidays." Best Buy is trying to curb any controversy saying that this year’s ads will feature several different holidays, including Christmas.
  • Obama sends hajj, Eid greetings to Muslims

    11/25/2009 5:05:48 PM PST · by mylife · 61 replies · 2,076+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/25/09
    1 hr 36 mins ago "The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world's major religions," read a White House statement. "On behalf of the American people, we would like to extend our greetings during this Hajj season -- Eid Mubarak," Obama said, using a traditional Muslim greeting.
  • Indonesian Muslims Surf Internet for a Sacrifice (Check )

    11/25/2009 3:53:30 PM PST · by libh8er · 12 replies · 451+ views
    Jakrata Globe ^ | 11.25.09 | Lisa Siregar and Tasa Nugraza Barley
    Indonesian Muslims Surf Internet for a Sacrifice Muslims no longer have to purchase sacrificial goats and cattle for Idul Adha in person, but can arrange for them to be delivered to their home or slaughtered in their name via the Internet. In the days prior to Idul Adha, most Muslim families of sufficient means purchase livestock at their neighborhood mosque or at tethering stalls on the side of the road. On the holiday itself, the majority of them bring the animals to halal slaughterhouses for butchers to sacrifice, but some others, who know how to kill animals humanely following the...
  • Obama greets muslim pilgrims

    11/25/2009 2:36:06 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 249 replies · 9,183+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/25/09 | Foon Rhee
    President Obama continued his outreach to the world's Muslims today, sending greetings to pilgrims to Mecca. .... "Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world’s major religions," Obama said in a statement. "During Hajj, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life – including thousands of American Muslims – will stand...
  • An advertisement creates a stir in the U.S.

    11/25/2009 7:33:21 AM PST · by Sopater · 36 replies · 1,542+ views
    Crescent Project says Eid Al-Adha is a great time to witness to Muslims. USA (MNN) ― An advertisement in the United States has been greeted with praise and condemnation. This week, a major electronics retailer got flack for including with its circular advertising Thanksgiving Day sales a note saying "Happy Eid Al-Adha," a Muslim holiday, which begins this week. According to the founder and president of Crescent Project Fouad Masri, Eid Al-Adha is a holiday created by Mohammed as he attempted to trace his roots back to Abraham. "He made the celebration to remember that Abraham took his son to...