As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.
In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.
On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
UNBELIEVABLE AND DISTURBING -- Obama Thanks Muslims For “Building The Very Fabric Of Our Nation”…
Obama sticks it to all of us by praising American Muslims for their contributions to America. Just an historical point: the first mosque in this country was built in 1934 in Iowa. So we can surely say there were no Muslims fighting for this Christian country in the Revolutionary, Civil, Spanish-American or the First World War. The only Muslims earlier, were those dealers on the slave ships who unloaded their wares on our shores and then returned to Africa to load up again.
Obama's prayer rug must be wearing thin over the past 6 1/2 years. Perhaps another visit to Islamist Turkey or even to Iran is being scheduled to replace it.