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  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • Iftaar with non-Muslims (Note: Iftaar is Ramadan meal after fasting)

    09/20/2007 3:24:38 PM PDT · by Salman · 27 replies · 457+ views
    Islam Q & A ^ | 9-21-2007 (pub date) | Islam Q & A
    Question: Is it haram to have iftar with non muslims like hindu, christian. etc...? Answer: Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible to have iftaar with non-Muslims if there is a shar’i reason for doing so, such as calling them to the true religion, or softening their hearts towards Islam, etc, which are what is hoped for if they come and eat iftaar at the tables set up for communal iftaar, as happens in some countries. But if it is done just to be friendly towards them and enjoy their company, this is a dangerous matter, because the principle of...
  • President Bush Attends Iftaar Dinner at the White House

    10/16/2006 7:22:57 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 187 replies · 3,187+ views ^ | Oct 16, 2006
    President Bush Attends Iftaar Dinner at the White House The State Dining Room President's Remarks Ramadan 2006 6:52 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Please be seated. Good evening and "Ramadan Karim." Welcome to the White House. Laura and I are really glad you're here. This is the sixth year that we have been pleased to host an Iftaar at the White House. We're honored to be with you and once again we're honored to pay tribute to the month of Ramadan. Islam is a religion that brings hope and comfort to more than a billion people around the world. It has...
  • President Hosts Iftaar Dinner (Text of speech)

    10/18/2005 7:30:39 AM PDT · by Millee · 83 replies · 1,253+ views
    THE PRESIDENT: Please be seated. Thank you. Welcome to the White House. This is the fifth year in a row that it's been my honor to host an Iftaar in the State Dining Room. Our distinguished guests represent the millions of Muslims that we're proud to call Americans, and many Islamic nations are represented here that America is proud to call friend. We welcome the representatives from many countries with large Muslim populations. I want to thank you all for coming to celebrate an honored tradition of the Muslim faith, and wish you a, "Ramadan Mubarak." I want to thank...