Skip to comments.Pentagon Hosts Ramadan Iftar Dinner Keynoted by Keith Ellison
Posted on 07/22/2013 5:39:58 PM PDT by Nachum
via Department of Defense celebrates Iftar meal at the Pentagon | Article | The United States Army.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 15, 2013) The Department of Defense celebrated its 15th Iftar meal, July 12, at the Pentagon.
Attending the event were senior defense leaders, White House and congressional staffers, foreign dignitaries, defense attachés, imams, Gold Star families, and Muslims who work in the defense community.
The month of Ramadan focuses on a lot of things, said Col. Thomas Waynick, the Pentagon chaplain. Among them, focusing ones heart away from worldly activities, the cleansing of ones soul to free it from harmful impurities, and the practices of self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice and empathy, especially with the less fortunate, and thus encouraging generosity and charity. These things are common to many of the worlds religions.
During the month of Ramadan, which this year runs from July 8 through Aug. 7, Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours. The Iftar meal, following sundown, is when Muslims break their fast for the day. In 1999, the Pentagon Chaplains office first hosted such a dinner to show solidarity with and support for the Islamic community. They have been doing so each year since.
Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a Muslim, was the guest speaker at this years Iftar meal.
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For reals, player?
I'll have to re-think my support.
Gosh, hope all of Muslim Bro’hood was invited; got to be fair you know...I want to be sure my tax $, my hard earned family money is well spent.
My country has become an embarrassment to me!
I suggest serving Honeybaked ham. Delicious!
I guess we’re reaching out to moose-limbs.
Isn’t that what BO wants our military and NASA to do?
Another abomination by Obama and yes men at DOD.
Gee, why isn’t the ACLU screaming about separation of church and state?
“The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”
— Vladmir Ilyich Lenin
What a crock of crap. If you want the best definition of bat sh** crazy be around moslems during ramadan.
I am wondering at what point I stop loving my country.
Amen. Pass the bacon?
Oh. No bacon?
I hope he serves BLTs.
And, once again, the families of those killed at Ft. Hood and the Ben Ghazi Consulate quietly mark the evening reflecting on the loss of their loved ones.
Bon apetit, Col. Waynick.
Can’t have Christmas any more, but Ramadan is fine.
We are done for.
A Muslim President and a military that sucks his butt.
Bat sh** crazy is a fact. Had the misfortune of experiencing this in Ankara, where everyone on the road thought they had to get home first. Deadliest time of the year.
Sounds good, but I was thinking BBQ pork ribs.
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