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  • Trump 'Excludes' Brotherhood-Tied Groups from Iftar Dinner.....

    06/07/2018 10:31:19 AM PDT · by caww · 42 replies
    BretiBart ^ | 6/7/2018 | Neil monroe
    President Donald Trump excluded a variety of domestic Islamic groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood from his first White House annual Islamic ‘Iftar’ dinner. The exclusion is a sharp change from former President Barack Obama, who put the Brotherhood-linked groups front-and-center in his Iftar dinners and his Middle East strategy. His regional strategy crashed once the Brotherhood groups in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, and other countries were unable to restrain their Islamic radicalism during the so-called “Arab Spring.” Reports show that most of the invitees at the dinner were the ambassadors of Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Morocco....
  • CAIR to Co-Sponsor 'NOT Trump's Iftar' Outside White House

    06/05/2018 5:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | June 5, 2018
    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 6, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with other civil rights organizations,* will host a "NOT Trump's Iftar" fast-breaking meal (iftar) outside the White House. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to take part in the iftar. Wednesday's event is designed as a counterpoint to the iftar that will take place at that same time in the White House. [*Other sponsoring organizations include CWS Immigration and Refugee Program, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Justice for Muslims Collective. Other groups are expected to be...
  • UK Cathedral Celebrates Ramadan on Anniversary of ISIS London Bridge Attack

    06/05/2018 5:13:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 06/05/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    London's Southwark Cathedral hosted its second annual "Grand Iftar Service" on Sunday evening, marking the anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack last year. In addition to the 11 a.m. Eucharist service, the church also held a 3 p.m. Service of Commemoration for the attack, and an 8 p.m. service to celebrate the Muslim service. The Iftar service stood out, however, as it marked the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It has not yet been reported whether or not the prayers associated with Ramadan were performed inside the cathedral, which would be a serious violation of Christian holy space. Hosting...
  • Trump to host Ramadan dinner

    06/03/2018 10:10:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | June 3, 2018 | Boris Sanchez
    (CNN)President Donald Trump will host a dinner at the White House this week celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The iftar is scheduled for Wednesday, according to Politico, which first reported Trump would host the dinner, and a guest list was not made available by the White House. The event was not held last year, breaking nearly two decades of tradition by previous Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
  • Fake News: Washington Post Claims Jefferson Held White House Iftar Dinner to ‘Celebrate Ramadan’

    06/26/2017 2:40:44 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/25/2017
    The establishment media became upset this weekend after President Donald Trump canceled the “White House Muslim Iftar Dinner tradition started by Thomas Jefferson.” But the media is wrong in every respect. Thomas Jefferson never held any Iftar dinner and only three out of 45 presidents ever hosted one, so there is no such “tradition” to cancel. Amy B. Wang of the Washington Post led the pack with this nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the “first Iftar dinner” with a June 24 piece entitled, “Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House.” The often-used claim that Thomas Jefferson...
  • Donald Trump Becomes First President In Two Decades To Not Host A Ramadan Dinner

    06/25/2017 2:47:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    Huffington and Puffington Post ^ | June 25, 2017 | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-ramadan-iftar_us_594fb494e4b02734df2af512
    Breaking with tradition, the White House under President Donald Trump did not host an iftar dinner, the meal Muslims eat to break their daily fast during Ramadan. The dinner, which has been often attended by prominent members of the U.S. Muslim community, began in 1996 during former President Bill Clinton’s White House tenure and continued through the subsequent Bush and Obama administrations. Trump and first lady Melania simply issued a brief statement Saturday that offered “warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the close of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting.
  • President Trump Ends Long Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan in White House

    06/25/2017 4:22:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    GP ^ | 06/25/17 | Jim Hoft
    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. Allahu Akbar.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...
  • Pentagon schedules RAMADAN IFTAR for June 30

    06/24/2016 10:43:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/24/16 | Pamela Geller
    Pentagon schedules RAMADAN IFTAR for June 30 ByPamela Geller on June 24, 2016 Obama and Islam 00 Comments Is this Constitutional? When is their Passover Seder? When is their Easter celebration? What are they doing for Diwali? Why this constant appeasement and accommodation, instead of confrontation of the most violent and misogynistic ideology on the face of the earth? - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2016/06/pentagon-schedules-ramadan-iftar-for-june-30.html/#sthash.OqEpBWSQ.dpuf
  • President Obama Hosts a Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the White House

    07/17/2015 11:14:29 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 54 replies
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Jenna Brayton
    President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the East Room of the White House, June 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) The Iftar is the evening meal after sunset that concludes the daily fasting during the month of Ramadan. Observers around the world gather with families, loved ones, and communities to break their fast together. For observers, the Iftar dinner and Ramadan are a time to reflect on humanity and to reaffirm commitments to helping the less fortunate. This year, Ramadan, which follows the lunar calendar, is taking place during the longest days of...
  • Obama Hosts Israel-Haters at Iftar Dinner ‘President’s Table’

    06/23/2015 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    President Barack Obama hosted two radical anti-Israel activists, Riham Osman and Batoul Abuharb of Houston, Texas, on Tuesday night. They both had the honor of sitting at Mr. Obama’s exclusive “President’s Table” at the annual White House Iftar dinner. Both have publicly stated that they consider Israel and its leadership to be sponsors of terroristic acts.
  • Obama hosts annual Ramadan dinner at White House

    06/22/2015 8:54:29 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 6/22/2015 | DEB RIECHMANN
    <p>President Barack Obama said Monday that Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious or ethnic group as he marked Islam's holy month of Ramadan.</p> <p>Obama opened the White House to Muslim Americans for a traditional iftar dinner, which follows daily fasting from dawn to sunset. Ramadan ends with the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.</p>
  • Getting Back to Worrying About Real Stuff

    07/15/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-15-2014 | MOTUS
    As is his habit, BHO took the occasion of the annual Iftar dinner to deliver his first foreign relations speech of the year. (Here is where it is obligatory for JournOlists to insert the factoid that Bill Clinton started the Iftar dinner tradition and George W. Bush continued it.)If you failed to tune in, “no worries,” as kids and Progressives like to say. You didn’t miss anything. Besides, there were plenty of people there to cover the evening’s events. And like I said, you really didn’t miss anything. It’s sort of like missing the final game of the World Cup:...
  • Obama at Iftar: ‘We Welcome That Debate’ on ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Images from Gaza, Israel

    07/14/2014 8:09:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 7/14/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama told guests at the White House’s annual Iftar dinner tonight that “further escalation” in the Middle East “benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people.” Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored “the traditions of one of the world’s great faiths.” “For all of us, whatever our faiths, Ramadan is a reminder of just how much we share. The values of peace and charity, the importance of family...
  • Spies, Lies, Buys and Cries: the Week in Review.

    07/28/2013 5:10:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-27-2013 | MOTUS
      “From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of double think- greetings!” -George Orwell, 1984 ICU No, that was George Orwell in 1984, not Big Guy’s greeting at his fifth iftar dinner honoring Ramadan and all things Muslim. This was his iftar dinner greeting: "Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation -- and we’ve seen the results.” Yes. Yes we have. Butt that wasn’t this week’s key talking point; that...
  • Muslim Dinner at White House

    07/26/2013 4:33:20 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 58 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | July 26, 2013 | Julio Severo
    Muslim Dinner at White House By Julio Severo According to CBNNews, President Barack Obama praised the accomplishments of Muslims in America at his fifth annual Iftar dinner. The event, hosted at the White House Thursday, is an observance of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. While the Muslim ideology kills Christians around the world, Obama praises it at White House “Throughout our history Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans and their good works have helped to build our nation and we have seen the results,” Obama said. The Muslim tradition at the White...
  • Pentagon Hosts Ramadan Iftar Dinner Keynoted by Keith Ellison

    07/22/2013 5:39:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    creeping sharia ^ | 7/22/13 | creeping
    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 one’s heart away from worldly activities, the cleansing of one’s soul to free...
  • White House official praises Muslim Brotherhood leader

    03/08/2011 4:46:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    WND ^ | March 8, 2011 | WND
    WASHINGTON –While visiting a mosque in the Washington area last week, a senior White House security official lavished praise on a Muslim cleric who happens to be a top leader of the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, FBI investigators point out. "They are so ignorant," said one FBI veteran regarding the White House. "This is unbelievable bullsh--." White House sources explain that deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was unaware of the cleric's radical ties, and added that the presidential assistant attended the outreach event as a show of support for the Muslim community ahead of Thursday's congressional hearings on...
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 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...
  • Obama's Iftar Dinner - He touts Islam as a religion that Sandra Fluke could like

    08/15/2012 4:07:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 15, 2012 | George Neumayr
    Obama's politically correct spin on Islam grows more and more buffoonish. At the very moment he accuses Christians of waging a "war on women," he casts Islam as a benevolent religion to which the Sandra Flukes could take refuge. He used his remarks at this year's Iftar dinner to praise Islam as a female-friendly religion. "Indeed, you know that the Koran teaches, 'Be it man or woman, each of you is equal to the other,'" he said. For Obama, it is the Bible, not the Koran, that reeks of dangerous patriarchy. Obama has mocked the Book of Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and...
  • At Ramadan dinner, Obama calls Clinton aide a "patriot" (Huma Abedin)

    08/10/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 10, 2012
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an "American patriot" after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. "She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear," Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "The American people owe her a debt of gratitude because Huma is an American patriot and an example of what we need in this country...