Friday, August 21, 2009

Obama Honors Ramadan

Ramadan, as "everyone" knows, is the ninth month of the islamic calendar. It is a time to practice "patience and modesty, pray more and refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn until sunset" ... and to blow up the infidels at every opportunity.

Today, Obama, the son of a Muslim, issued a special Ramadan message to the muslim world. Here is Obama's Ramadan message, as provided by the White House:

On behalf of the American people - including Muslim communities in all 50 states - I want to extend best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem.

Ramadan is the month in which Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, beginning with a simple word - iqra. It is therefore a time when Muslims reflect up on the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God.

Like many people of different faiths who have known Ramadan through our communities and families, I know this to be a festive time - a time when families gather, friends host iftars, and meals are shared.

... These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.

.... today I want to join with the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world - and your families and friends - in welcoming the beginning of Ramadan, and wishing you a blessed month. May God's peace be upon you."

It should be pointed out that while Obama goes out of his way to make a lengthy speech to Muslims about Ramadan, he ignored America's national day of prayer. Having said that, I don't think the president's mushy sentimentalism about the religion he practiced early in life is shared by the majority of American's he claims to speak for.

Since when has Islam had a role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings? These are empty words designed to flatter. But like many of Obama's words, they are not backed by truth or meaning.


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