Skip to comments.President Trump Ends Long Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan in White House
Posted on 06/25/2017 4:22:26 AM PDT by Enlightened1
Barack Obama, whose father was Muslim, enjoyed celebrating his Iftar dinner each year.
President Trump just ended a longtime White House tradition and skipped the Ramadan celebration this year.
For the first time in two decades the White House will not celebrate an Iftar Dinner on its grounds.
The Washington Post reported:
Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking of the fast.”
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.
White House officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
In late May, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly said the State Department would break with recent tradition and not host a Ramadan reception, as it had done nearly annually for two decades. On Saturday, Tillerson released a brief statement sending “best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr.”
“This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity,” Tillerson said in the statement. “This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful ...
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So NOT having an Iftar dinner tradition goes back from 1997 to 1805, and really that was Thomas Jefferson delaying dinner I guess so the Ambassador from Algiers or Morocco or wherever he was from could do his Ramadan thing.
Great reporting there WaPo.
whose father who was a radical Muslim
Good for President Trump!
Having the secretary of state deliver a short message is a good move!
.."and murder of innocent bystanders, Jihad, and torture of those who don't believe in their crap".
rats did a great job of hiding this impostors affiliations and religion
It would seem that 9-11 would have erased Obama from the scene....but minions will be minions.
So I wonder what Obama’s fellow Ramadan celebrators thought of his illuminating the White House in rainbow flag colours?
libs finally got their separation of church and state
Thank you, President Trump. God bless you and yours.
HOORAY President Donald J. Trump. Thank you, sir.
“When he found that they worshipped only a Great Spirit, he pronounced them all vile heretics.” Thomas Jefferson invited a bigot to dinner. The Cherokees and Elizabeth Warren were excluded spiritually.
What a glorious removal.
Thank God that the enemies of Jesus and his followers were not celebrated in our White House this year. May He bless Pres. Trump for ending this atrocity.
So if during Ramadan Muslims can only eat between sundown and sunrise then Muslims in Alaska must starve to death. Sun never goes down this time of year.
Wait, the headline stated it was a "long" tradtion. Recent or long?
Good. imam bammy loved m*slims and hated Christians. Trump knows that *slam is a hateful religion that should be suppressed, not encouraged.
I see a strong resemblance to Queen Nefertiti in that picture, must be strong genes coming down through his mother’s side.
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