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August 21, 2009

Obama Ignored National Day of Prayer BUT He Gives 5 Minute Ramadan Blessing

Ramadan Kareem

The Freaking Obama White House website

Posted by Rashad Hussain

As the new crescent moon ushers in Ramadan, the President extends his best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.
Each Ramadan, the ninth month on the lunar calendar, Muslims fast daily from dawn to sunset for 29 or 30 days. Fasting is a tradition in many religious faiths and is meant to increase spirituality, discipline, thankfulness, and consciousness of God's mercy. Ramadan is also a time of giving and reaching out to those less fortunate, and this summer, American Muslims have joined their fellow citizens in serving communities across the country. Over the course of the month, we will highlight the perspectives of various faiths on fasting and profile faith-based organizations making real impacts in American cities and towns.
This month is also a time of renewal and this marks the first Ramadan since the President outlined his vision for a new beginning between America and the Muslim world. As a part of that new beginning, the President emphasizes that our relationship with Muslim communities cannot be based on political and security concerns alone. True partnerships also require cooperation in all areas – particularly those that can make a positive difference in peoples’ daily lives, including education, science and technology, health, and entrepreneurship - fields in which Muslim communities have helped play a pioneering role throughout history.
The President's message is part of an on-going dialogue with Muslim communities that began on inauguration day and has continued with his statement on Nowruz, during trips to Ankara and Cairo, and with interviews with media outlets such as Al Arabiya and Dawn TV.
As this dialogue continues and leads to concrete actions, the President extends his greetings on behalf of the American people.

Obama Wishes 'Ramadan Kareem' to Muslims

Washington Post

Obama released videotaped Ramadan wishes Friday, sending "best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world" and wishing them "Ramadan Kareem" on "behalf of the American people, including Muslim communities in all 50 states."


The president makes sure to mention "my own Christian faith" and the values shared by Islam and Christianity when it comes to service, even as he speaks of Muslim ceremonies he knows well.

He also recapitulates his basic foreign policy positions involving Muslim nations. "We're also committed to keeping our responsibility to build a world that is more peaceful and secure. That's why we're responsibly ending the war in Iraq," he says, adding, "That is why we strongly and actively support a two-state solution that recognizes the rights of Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security. That is also why America will always stand for the universal rights of all people."
"I want to reiterate my commitment to a new beginning between America and Muslims around the world," he continues, emphasizing his Cairo message of seeking common ground and that "an important part of this is listening."

The president lays out collaborations with international health authorities to eradicate polio in Muslim-majority nations, and to mitigate H1N1 flu transmission risks during the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca by devout Muslims which this year will fall at the end of November.

"May God's peace be upon you," he concludes.

Translations of his Ramadan message are provided on the White House Web site in Arabic, Bengali, Dari, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.

No English transcript is provided.

Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.


Wild Thing's comment..........

"As this dialogue continues and leads to concrete actions, the President extends his greetings on behalf of the American people. "

Speak for yourself asshole Obama. You are NOT speaking on behalf of a lot of Americans.....and I am one of them.

There are NO values shared by Islam and Christianity. Islam teaches to kill the people of the book ( Jews and Christians) that one point alone proves the two ( Islam and Christianity) have nothing in common.

"fields in which Muslim communities have helped play a pioneering role throughout history"

LMAO oh sure, let's see tell me how Muslims have given anything to the world other then death and destruction. No car manufacturing, inventions, scientific break through, and the list could go on and on. They GIVE nothing only take and taking lives with their suicide bombers in Israel and other countries.

On what planet is Obama's version of Islam practiced??!! Sheesh! Obama is an idiot!!!

From Obama's Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Posted by Wild Thing at August 21, 2009 05:55 PM


Everybody who can show up in Washington DC for the protest to take back our country.

This tyrant can not be allowed to go on. His plan and I am now convinced of this, is to break the American Economy and then turn us in a leftward direction. Declare Capitalism a failure and move us posthaste into Socialism. At the rate he is going January 1 could be the target date.

Posted by: Mark at August 21, 2009 07:39 PM

Mark, I hope tons of people show up in
D.C. on 9-12.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 21, 2009 11:39 PM

Never in the history of this nation,have we had a President who constantly shows disrespect for his Office and The country which he leads.
We have the most inexperienced Chief Executive, ever.
He shows absolutely no class in every thing that he says or does.
He consistantly disrespects The United States, and all it stands for.
This "New America", he promised us, isn't working and never will.

Posted by: SEAN. at August 22, 2009 01:35 AM

I learned everything I needed to know about islam on 9/11.

Posted by: Rick at August 22, 2009 01:51 AM

obama is a muslim. He is also a Marxist. I guess that makes him a Baathist, same as Saddam Hussein.

Posted by: TomR at August 22, 2009 04:29 AM

I'm with TomR on this one.

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET at August 22, 2009 08:36 AM

Great job, Chrissie!

I had to laugh (a strangled laugh) when I read this part:

"That is also why America will always stand for the universal rights of all people to speak their mind, practice their religion, contribute fully in society and have confidence in the rule of law."

All people except for Americans in Teh One's mind, apparently.

Posted by: yankeemom at August 22, 2009 09:28 AM

NEVER forget that 19 islamofascists slaughtered 2,996 innocent Americans (including 120 foreigners)within three hours in three states on 9-11-01!
~AA11~ ~UF175~ ~AA77~ ~UF93~ LET'S ROLL!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 22, 2009 12:20 PM