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  • Riots Stoke British Ethnic Tensions (Islamic immigration in the West)

    08/12/2011 9:28:18 AM PDT · by Righting · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | AUGUST 11, 2011. | G. Chazan
    Riots Stoke British Ethnic Tensions Race Relations Come to Fore After Birmingham Car Attack Kills Three Asian Men; 'An Eye for an Eye'. [...] Locals gathering for a memorial service for the three men at the Faiz ul Quran mosque and madrasa were outraged that the deaths had come during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
  • (Video) Obama: Celebrating Ramadan at White House ‘Quintessentially American Tradition’

    08/11/2011 9:08:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/11 | White House
    "Islam has always been part of our American family."
  • Whole Foods Draws Controversy Over Ramadan Promotion

    08/11/2011 8:20:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    TIME ^ | Aug. 11, 2011 | Zachary Cohen
    Whole Foods landed in some hot water this week after advertising food for Ramadan, then seemingly backing off, then returning to their original stance. The grocery chain, known for being socially conscious, started promoting frozen food from Saffron Road that is halal (meaning it follows Muslim dietary laws and restrictions) in commemoration of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. ... Things only got worse from there when an internal email that was obtained by the Houston Press said that they should continue to promote halal but not necessarily celebrate Ramadan in an effort to prevent any more criticism from the far...
  • What Obama Said At Ramadan Dinner Last Night.....

    08/11/2011 2:24:54 PM PDT · by TaraP · 31 replies
    “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Matthew 12:34 The following quotes from Obama should let you know exactly how he feels. “To the millions of Muslim Americans across the United States and more — the more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time of reflection and a time of devotion. It’s an occasion to join with family and friends in celebration of a faith known for its diversity and a commitment to justice and the dignity of all human...
  • Islam has always been part of our American family: Obama

    08/10/2011 10:26:02 PM PDT · by americanophile · 72 replies
    Indian Express ^ | Aug. 11, 2011 | Indian Express
    Welcoming guests at the annual White House Iftaar party, US President Barack Obama said, Islam has always been part of the American family and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country in all walks of life. Attended by some 100 special invited guests including ambassadors of mostly Muslim countries and eminent Muslim academicians and community leaders, Akram Syed of the National Association of Indian Muslims was among the few Indian-Americans to attend the high-profile annual event at the White House. Other special guests included families of Muslim victims of the 9/11 attacks, as well...
  • Obama marks Ramadan with Iftar dinner

    08/10/2011 9:40:25 AM PDT · by oldernittany · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 08/10/2011 | AP
    President Barack Obama is hosting an Iftar dinner Wednesday evening to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
  • NFL’s Abdullah brothers invited to White House

    08/10/2011 7:22:31 AM PDT · by tatown · 34 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/9/2011 | Staff
    <p>FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)—Arizona Cardinals safety Hamza Abdullah(notes) and his brother, Husain, safety for the Minnesota Vikings, have been invited to the White House for dinner with President Barack Obama.</p> <p>The two will attend the annual Iftar Dinner on Wednesday night celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.</p>
  • Another Iftar: Obama to host third Ramadan dinner

    08/10/2011 4:04:27 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/10/2011 | Free America
    President Obama will host an Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan at the White House Wednesday evening. Controversy had surrounded last year’s Ramadan dinner at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. – the second one hosted by Obama – when the president expressed his support for a plan to build a mosque near ground zero in New York City.
  • PA Official Calls for ‘Friday Intifadas’ During Ramadan

    08/09/2011 11:40:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/8/11 | Elad Benari
    Bassam Abu Sharif, a former advisor to Yasser Arafat and a member of the PLO, called Tuesday on all Arab Muslims and Christians in and around the world to turn Fridays during the month of Ramadan into days of intifada of the millions against what he termed “the Israeli occupation” and the “Judaizing” of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority-based Ma’an news agency reported. According to the report, Abu Sharif also called on Arabs to demand that the United States and Europe implement UN Resolution 242 and recognize an independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem. Abu Sharif claimed that all Israeli...
  • First lady, daughter pay Oregon visit (Skipping out on Ramadan dinner?)

    08/09/2011 3:34:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    The Register Guard ^ | August 9, 2011 | Jack Moran
    While local authorities kept mum, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama confirmed Monday that the first lady is in the Willamette Valley this week to visit her brother, Oregon State University basketball coach Craig Robinson. An airplane carrying Michelle Obama — who is Robinson’s younger sister — touched down Monday morning at the Eugene Airport. Semonti Stephens, the first lady’s deputy communications director, said Obama is being accompanied on the trip by one of her two daughters. Stephens said she could not say which of the girls came to Oregon with her mother, or disclose the length of their planned stay....
  • President Obama marks Ramadan

    08/08/2011 7:38:13 AM PDT · by Partysnobz · 78 replies
    cnn ^ | 08/08/2011 | PartySnobz
  • President Obama official schedule

    08/08/2011 7:08:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Aug 5, 2011 | Lynn Sweet
    The scoop from Washington President Obama official schedule and guidance, Aug. 6, 7, 2011. Camp David By Lynn Sweet on August 6, 2011 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2011 Schedule for Week of August 8, 2011 On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the White House. In the evening, the President will attend two DNC events in Washington, DC. On Tuesday, the President will visit Interstate Moving Services in Springfield, Virginia, to announce first of their kind fuel efficiency standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles. The new...
  • Sumatra: Ramadan begins with the burning of two Protestant churches ( Indonesia )

    08/05/2011 6:20:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Asia News ^ | 08/05/2011 | Mathias Hariyadi
    A crowd of at least 100 people attacked and torched a prayer centre of the Christian Batak Synod (Hkbp). They had previously attacked another Christian church five miles away. The violence took place on the first day of the holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims. A mob of a hundred people attacked and set fire to two Protestant house churches in Logas Tanah Darat, in the Regency of Kuantan, Riau Province (Sumatra). The incident occurred August 1, coinciding with the start of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims, but the news was broadcast by...
  • CA Insurance Commissioner Jones Sends Ramadan Greetings to Muslim Community

    08/05/2011 9:42:22 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies
    Insurance Commissioner of California ^ | 2 August 2011 | Dave Jones
    Insurance Commissioner Jones Sends Ramadan Greetings to Muslim Community Praises Muslims for Sharing their Religion, Culture and Heritage with Californians Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today sent warm wishes to Muslims across California as they begin their month-long celebration of Ramadan. "Since the early 20th century, Muslim Americans have enriched the fabric of California and have made tremendous contributions across the nation," said Commissioner Jones. "It's important to recognize those contributions during this special religious celebration." During Ramadan, Muslims fast, pray, and donate to charities in order to strengthen their relationship with God. It is intended to teach spirituality, humility and...
  • After Debt Bill, Obama Takes Staffers Out for Burgers

    08/03/2011 2:44:31 PM PDT · by traumer · 27 replies
    Congressional leaders will get the pens President Barack Obama used to sign the debt ceiling bill, but White House staffers who logged long hours to secure the deal got lunch with the boss. Mr. Obama treated a handful of senior White House officials out for burgers at Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon. “Michelle eats here all the time, but I don’t get out,” Mr. Obama said of his wife, who’s had a burger named after her on the Good Stuff menu. The lunch group included Mr. Obama’s budget director, Jack Lew; Vice President Joe Biden‘s chief of...
  • Obama Issues Statement Marking Ramadan, But No Easter Statement This Year

    08/03/2011 3:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/3/11 | Penny Starr
    ( – President Barack Obama on Monday issued a statement marking the start of Ramadan, the month devoted to prayer and fasting in the Muslim religion. “As Ramadan begins, Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world,” the statement reads. “Ramadan is a festive time that is anticipated for months by Muslims everywhere.”
  • Hillary’s Headache: How To Shred The First Amendment

    08/03/2011 8:31:49 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 18 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Aug 03,2011 | Diane West
    The International Islamic News Agency (never heard of it before; get used to it a la “Gallup Abu Dhabi”) reported on August 1, which, as the dateline notes, is also Ramadan 1 (or vice versa): JEDDAH, Ramadan 1/Aug 1 (IINA)-During the next few months, Washington plans to host a coordination meeting to discuss with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) how to implement resolution no. 16/18 on combating defamation of religions, and how to prevent stereotypes depicting religions and their followers; as well as disseminating religious tolerance [sic], which has been endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council last March,...
  • Remember to Behave During Ramadan

    08/02/2011 2:41:23 PM PDT · by expatguy · 52 replies
    Now that the month of Ramadan has begun, Malaysia's channel 8TV thought this would be an opportune time to remind all the non-muslims in Malaysia how to behave by urging them to "please understand and respect the significance of Ramadan". Released as a public service announcement on 8TV, the three commercials targeting non-muslims depict a socially-inept “Chinese” girl eating in public, wearing revealing clothing and being loud and obnoxious during the Muslim fasting month. Needless to say a fury of outrage over the condescending tone and racism depicted in the ads ensued after which 8TV's chief operating officer Ahmad Izham...
  • What is Premier Hussein eating for Ramadan??

    08/01/2011 7:52:23 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 19 replies
    Figure the odds that President Tapeworm will give up pork for Ramadan... What is he eating??
  • It's the month of Ramadan... will Obama eat in public?

    08/01/2011 6:25:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Nachum | 8/1/11 | Nachum
    So, if Obama is not a Muslim it shouldn't be a problem. We should see him scarfing down a hamburger somewhere.