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  • White House Mischief

    08/16/2011 6:47:13 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies ^ | Aug 16 2011 | Daniel Pipes
    The White House engaged in two furtive gambits last week that painfully exposed the Obama administration's amateurish, deceitful Middle East-Islamic policies. ... In combination, two deceits in two days makes one wonder about the morality and even sanity of the White House staff under Barack Obama. Do his munchkins really think they can get away with such sleazy sleights of hand? ...
  • Obama's iftar: Islamists secretly invited, moderates out

    08/14/2011 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/14/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Obama White House published an incomplete list of the invitees to the President's iftar dinner last Wednesday night, omitting representatives of Islamist groups who were invited. The White House also did not invite any representatives of moderate Muslim groups (Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs). “It was a squeaky clean list,” said Durriya Badani, director of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, an annual event organized by the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center and the Qatari government. The guests on the published list are “not controversial at all,” said Badani, whose name is on the list the White House provided to reporters. “It was...
  • Islam has always been part of our American family: Obama

    08/10/2011 10:26:02 PM PDT · by americanophile · 72 replies
    Indian Express ^ | Aug. 11, 2011 | Indian Express
    Welcoming guests at the annual White House Iftaar party, US President Barack Obama said, Islam has always been part of the American family and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country in all walks of life. Attended by some 100 special invited guests including ambassadors of mostly Muslim countries and eminent Muslim academicians and community leaders, Akram Syed of the National Association of Indian Muslims was among the few Indian-Americans to attend the high-profile annual event at the White House. Other special guests included families of Muslim victims of the 9/11 attacks, as well...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Another Obama White House Lie About Islam

    09/02/2010 8:38:30 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/02/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Remember that iftar dinner the president sponsored? The dinner that got him in trouble because he came out in strong support of the mega-mosque at Ground Zero, support from which he backed away the very next day? Well, it turns out he delivered another blatant lie at that dinner, one that slipped under the radar because his support of the Ground Zero Mosque was so controversial. In his remarks at the iftar observance, Obama claimed that the "first" iftar dinner in the White House was hosted by Thomas Jefferson. Tonight, we are reminded that Ramadan is a celebration of a...
  • Obama On Islam In America (Thomas Jefferson was First President to celebrate Iftar?)

    08/14/2010 1:48:19 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 40 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | August 14, 2010 | LauraW
    A snippet of his speech that deserves to be singled out for special scorn. Obama said that Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America."The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan — making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago." How very disingenuous. We have here a fact presented not merely out of context, but so deceitfully as to be a laughable fraud. First of all, the term 'a...
  • Debra Burlingame: 9/11 Families Stunned by President's Support of Mosque at Ground Zero

    08/14/2010 5:44:54 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 230 replies · 3+ views
    Stop the 9/11 Mosque ^ | August 14, 2010 | Debra Burlingane
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America Statement of Debra Burlingame, Co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, in Response to President Obama's Remarks about the Ground Zero Mosque 911 Families Stunned Presidents Support of Mosque at Ground Zero New York, NY, Aug. 14 -- Barack Obama has abandoned America at the place where America's heart was broken nine years ago, and where her true values were on display for all to see. Since that dark day, Americans have been asked to bear the burden of defending those values, again and again and...
  • Obama backs controversial New York mosque project

    08/13/2010 6:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/10 | Ross Colvin and Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday backed construction of a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York -- a project opposed by U.S. conservatives and many New Yorkers. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on...
  • Barack Obama’s Latest Crackpot Claim: “Islam Has Always Been a Part of America”

    08/13/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Justaham · 102 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-13-10 | Jim Hoft
    In his annual Ramadan statement released yesterday Barack Obama claimed that, “Islam has always been a a part of America.” From the White House website: On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem. Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God. This is a time when families gather, friends host iftars, and meals are shared. But Ramadan is also...
  • Obama sends Ramadan wishes

    08/11/2010 2:06:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/11/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world as they observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan. "All of us must remember that the world we want to build -- and the changes that we want to make -- must begin in our own hearts, and our own communities," Obama said in a statement released by the White House. The US president said he looked forward to hosting a White House Iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the daily fast.
  • Obama praises Islam at Ramadan dinner

    09/01/2009 7:55:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 2,848+ views
    AFP ^ | Sept. 1, 2009
    US President Barack Obama praised Islam as an integral part of America, as he feted prominent US Muslims at an Iftar dinner marking the holy fasting month of Ramadan. "For well over a billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time of intense devotion and reflection," Obama said, in remarks welcoming his guests in the State Dining Room of the White House. "Tonight's Iftar is a ritual that is being carried out this Ramadan at kitchen tables and mosques in all 50 states," Obama said. "Islam as we know is part of America. Like the broader American citizenry, the American Muslim community...
  • Celebrate Islam! Obama To Hold Ramadan Dinner Tonight At The White House

    09/01/2009 10:11:57 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 17 replies · 1,680+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/1/09 | talkradio03
    Funny how he clears his schedule for Islam, but can't seem to find the time for the National Day of Prayer..
  • U.S. Soldiers Host Iftar Dinner, Bring Aloha Spirit to Muslim Culture

    10/04/2008 10:22:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 310+ views
    CAMP TAJI — Warrior Brigade continued its tradition of eliminating cultural divides by hosting an recent Iftar dinner here. Col. Todd McCaffrey, commander, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, and other senior leaders hosted Iraqi Army (IA), Police (IP) and National Police (NP) commanders during the traditional meal, which Muslims have at the end of daily fasting during Ramadan. “The colonel ate dates and drank water to break the fast, just like one of us,” said NP Col. Ahmed Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, commander, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, referring to the Quran verse “When one...

    09/24/2008 9:22:48 AM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 872+ views
    Catholic League ^ | September 24, 2008 | staff
    On September 25, there will be a press conference and a rally outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City at 5:30 p.m. to protest the five Christian organizations that are welcoming Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Those organizations are the World Council of Churches, Religions for Peace, the Americans Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee and the Quaker United Nations Office; they are hosting a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner (Iftar). Over 50 organizations have now joined the protest, which is being sponsored by Women International; see for more information. Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why his organization is...
  • Saudi charity rejects entertainers' donations

    09/12/2008 7:03:17 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 92+ views
    Al Arabiya ^ | 10 September 2008 | Staff
    Two Saudi actors and a Kuwaiti singer faced an awkward situation at a charity event for orphans when the organization manager refused to accept their donations under the pretext that their job is forbidden by religion. The two comedians Hussein Useiri and Fayez al-Malki and Kuwaiti singer Abadi al-Gohar received an invitation from the Saudi magazine Sayedati to attend an iftar, the sundown meal that breaks the day-long Ramadan fast. With more than 80 kids expected to attend the iftar hosted by the Prince Thamer bin Abdul-Aziz Charity Organization, the three entertainers came several hours in advance to hand out...
  • "...half an hour to Iftar time." "I salute President Bush..."

    10/19/2005 7:32:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 1,128+ views
    mesopotamian ^ | October 09, 2005 | Alaa
    Sunday, October 09, 2005 Hi, It is about half an hour to Iftar time. This is the most difficult part of the day. I don't know about others but I tend to get very irritated and easily provoked about this time. So I have these difficult minutes to kill, so I thought I kill them with you. So here is my nasty thought of the day (So much for Ramadan bringing you tranquility and peace of mind; and may God forgive me for saying this): Here we have the U.S.A. and Great Britain and their smaller friends, an alliance that...
  • Bush snubs Indians over Diwali (but attends Eid party for Muslims)

    11/13/2004 8:46:35 PM PST · by AM2000 · 8 replies · 764+ views
    WASHINGTON: It was a Diwali without sparkle for many Indians who attended a White House event on Wednesday to mark the festival. President Bush was a no-show, First Lady Laura Bush did not turn-up, and there was little representation from the top echelons of the administration or the Republican Party - not even in the form of Karl Rove, Bush's chief political strategist who attended last year's festivities. This year's principal was Robert Blackwill, former US ambassador to India and White House pointman on Iraq, who resigned from the administration over the weekend and whose last day it was at...
  • Happy Ramadan - from your US Congress

    11/11/2003 11:38:55 AM PST · by geros · 52 replies · 319+ views
    US Newswire ^ | 11-11-03 | Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787
    WHAT: On Wednesday, November 12, the House of Representatives and leaders of the American Muslim community will hold a Ramadan iftar, or fast breaking, on Capitol Hill. WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 4:45 - 6:30 p.m. WHERE: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Room, 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. The iftar is being co-hosted by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Cafli.). "This important event will provide an excellent opportunity for elected officials and congressional staffers to learn more about the American Muslim community and the...
  • Congress to Hold Ramadan Iftar Nov. 12; Fast Breaking Hosted by Conyers,Meeks,Kucinich,Sanchez,Lee

    11/11/2003 11:33:11 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 2 replies · 106+ views
    Congress to Hold Ramadan Iftar Nov. 12; Fast Breaking Hosted by Conyers, Meeks, Kucinich, Sanchez, Lee 11/11/03 2:11:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726,; or Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441,, both of CAIR News Advisory: WHAT: On Wednesday, November 12, the House of Representatives and leaders of the American Muslim community will hold a Ramadan iftar, or fast breaking, on Capitol Hill. WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 4:45 - 6:30 p.m. WHERE: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Room, 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. The iftar is being co-hosted by Rep....
  • Stop insulting Judaism and Christianity, Mr. President

    11/03/2003 5:18:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies · 564+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Nov. 3, 2003 | Diana West
    It's high time to tell the truth about the adherents — and, more importantly, leaders — of the "great religion" I'd like to think that with Ramadan rolling around again, President Bush at least considered calling off his annual White House dinner with assorted Muslim luminaries to break their holiday fast. No other religious group — not Jews, Catholics, Protestants or even Druids — rates an official celebration like the Iftaar supper, a White House "tradition" since 2001. That was the year the United States first decided that "reaching out" to Muslims following Muslim terrorist attacks on the United States...