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Obama plans to once again host a Ramadan ‘Iftar’ dinner at the White House, as started by Clinton, continued by Bush and Obama himself

05 Jul

Justified by lies:

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have both released statements to celebrate the Islamic month of Ramadan, as the administration prepares for the annual Iftar dinner at the White House.

To commemorate the beginning of Ramadan, the White House released a statement from President Obama on Friday. In the statement, the President pays tribute to Muslims across the world and describes Ramadan as a “blessed month” and a “sacred time.”

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Likewise, Secretary of State John Kerry praised the Ramadan tradition in a statement released Friday, wishing Muslims “a peaceful Ramadan and joyful month.”

“Across the globe, Muslims will assemble and celebrate a rich tradition with fasting and prayer, as generations have done every year since the time of the Prophet Muhammad,” Kerry stated. “Here in America, Muslims will commemorate Ramadan in ways that reflect the great diversity of our country and the spirit of community that binds us together.”

“The diversity and patriotism of America’s religious communities are sources of strength for all of us, and our freedom to worship is a powerful reminder of the traditions we share,” Kerry added. “E Pluribus Unum—From Many, One. And from many faiths, we stand together in one shared country.”

In their statements, both Obama and Kerry mentioned the administration’s upcoming Iftar dinners, in which Muslim leaders will gather for dinners with Obama and other administration officials. The President has hosted the Islamic dinners in the White House every year since 2009; however, the tradition was started by Bill Clinton in 1993 and continued by George W. Bush.

Bipartisan pandering…

During Obama’s first commemoration of Ramadan in 2009, he praised the Muslims’ prayers, fasting, and Koran-reading, saying Islam plays a role “in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

In previous Ramadan ceremonies, Obama has asserted that Thomas Jefferson once hosted an Iftar dinner at the White House. For example, in his 2010 Ramadan remarks, the President said Thomas Jefferson’s hosting of a Tunisian ambassador in 1805 was “the first known Iftar at the White House.”

Despite Obama’s claims, many have disputed the Jefferson Iftar story. According to a 2010 article from Jihad Watch, Jefferson did in fact host a Tunisian Muslim for a White House meal, but the dinner was not considered an observance of Ramadan or an endorsement of Islam. Rather, Islam was viewed negatively by nearly all of the founding fathers, including Jefferson.

“There is not a single American statesman or traveler or diplomat in the days of the early Republic who had a good word for Islam,” the Jihad Watch article argues. “Look high, look low, consult whatever you want in the National Archives or the Library of Congress, and you will not find any such testimony.”

More lies by Obama…

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8 responses to “Obama plans to once again host a Ramadan ‘Iftar’ dinner at the White House, as started by Clinton, continued by Bush and Obama himself

  1. Agapoula

    July 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I thought Obama is a Christian?

     
  2. Will S.

    July 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    So he claims to be…

     
  3. Eric

    July 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Obama caught with his finger in the pie again:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28160767

     
  4. Will S.

    July 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Heh heh.

     
  5. sfcton

    July 6, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Folks laughed at my hillbilly kin for saying obama is a moslem. Wonder who’s laughing now…… well not really. The folks who laughed at them don’t give a damn as long as the POTUS isn’t an active Christian.

     
    • Will S.

      July 6, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      I don’t think Obama worships any deity; just himself…

       

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