Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Obama marks Ramadan with Iftar dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting an Iftar dinner Wednesday evening to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The Iftar is the dinner that breaks the holiday's daily fast. The dinner became an annual White House tradition under President Bill Clinton and was continued by President George W. Bush. The White House says invited guests include religious and grass-roots leaders in the Muslim-American community as well as leaders of other faiths and elected officials.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has hosted a traditional Ramadan break-the-fast dinner at the White House, using the occasion to recognize Muslim survivors of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and to thank Muslims for their service to the country.
The president said that, with the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 coming in a month, it’s a good time to remember that people of many backgrounds died in the 2001 attacks, including Muslim Americans.
He noted that Muslim Americans also responded to the attacks on the towers and that they defend the country in the military.
The president says that in the U.S., in his words, “there’s no them and us – it’s just us.”

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I don't give a flying fuck who started/continued it, it needs to stop! It's bullshit that the so-called leader of our Nation is celebrating the religious holidays of our enemies.
And as far as muslims dying on 9/11? Collateral damage, man. Don't know what else to tell you.