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Posted on 11/05/2005 2:03:34 PM PST by MineralMan
Bush Sends Eid al-Fitr Greetings to the World's Muslims Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan
President Bush sent greetings to Muslims around the world November 4 on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the festival that ends the holy month of Ramadan.
In a White House press statement, the president welcomed the generous contributions of American Muslims to relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
Following is the text of the press statement:
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary (Mar del Plata, Argentina) November 4, 2005
I send warm greetings to American Muslims and Muslims around the world observing Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a time of prayer, reflection, and fasting. It is the holiest month of the Muslim year. To celebrate this holiday, many Muslims gather in their homes and mosques to thank God for His blessings and His help in keeping the fast. Muslims also demonstrate their compassion by reaching out to the less fortunate and giving gifts of money or food to help those in need. This year, many American Muslims have reached out to the victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma and to those affected by the devastating earthquake in South Asia. Their contributions have been generous and reflect the important values shared by all Americans.
Our Nation is blessed to count many Muslims among our fellow citizens. As Americans, we share a commitment to family, a belief in God's justice and man's moral responsibility, and hope for a future of peace and tolerance.
Laura and I send our best wishes for a joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak.
GEORGE W. BUSH
This should be a fun thread.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a time of prayer, reflection, and fasting.And torching Parisian automobiles.
Who's this Ed the Pipefitter?
"This should be a fun thread."
Where's the barf alert?
If I was W's press secretary, I'd ask him to keep it short so I could write it with a magic marker on the side of a W-88. Or two.
I wonder if Persident Roosevelt sent any Holiday Greetings to Nazi's around the world in 1943...
"Where's the barf alert?"
I'm sorry. This is an official greeting from the President of the United States, George W. Bush. I do not put barf alerts on his words. You may, but I do not.
"I wonder if Persident Roosevelt sent any Holiday Greetings to Nazi's around the world in 1943..."
The enemy that's here already.
Eid Mubarak to our Muslim friends.
And may our Islaminazi enemies spend all eternity with their twenty-one swine.
It is true that only a small percentage of Muslims are attacking the West. It is also true that a fairly large percentage support those who are attacking us.
There are truly peaceful Muslims, but they are not anywhere near a large majority.
Roosevelt wasn't trying to foil Hitler by denying him an integrated connection between Germans and Nazis.
Some people just want to b!tch.
I miss Reagan more every day.
"There are truly peaceful Muslims, but they are not anywhere near a large majority."
Apparently, President Bush thinks otherwise. He sends greetings to those peaceful Muslims, all over the world, and to those Muslim citizens of the USA...about 5 million, at last estimate.
What does he gain by not doing so?
Can you imagine Reagan kissing and holding hands with King Abdullah?
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