Thursday, November 26, 2009

Obama Wishes Muslims a Happy Thanksgiving

Just kidding...he did make a happy Hajj/Eid-ul-Adha statement though.

The LA Times has a transcript of Obama's Happy Thanksgiving Eid-ul-Adha statement:

Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world’s major religions.

During Hajj, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life – including thousands of American Muslims – will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat. The following day, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha and distribute food to the less fortunate to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son out of obedience to God.

This year, I am pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Saudi Health Ministry to prevent and limit the spread of H1N1 during Hajj. Cooperating on combating H1N1 is one of the ways we are implementing my administration's commitment to partnership in areas of mutual interest.

On behalf of the American people, we would like to extend our greetings during this Hajj season – Eid Mubarak.

What a slap in the face of America and her people!

Thanks to Atlas Shrugs.


Nasher said...

How is that a slap in the face of America?

Dante said...

All im saying in where is his Happy Thanksgiving statement!?
Hes also had Iftaar ceremony in the White House.
It seems that he is always mentioning Islam and never Christianity. And since America is a Christian nation with christian values he should be mentioning it and not Islam.
Thats what i think.

Dante said...

by the way...where have you been?

Nasher said...

Here is the written version:
And here is the video version:

I don't mind attacking someone's policies (especially President Obama's), but just because you can't find, or didn't bother to look for, his thanksgiving message doesn't mean he didn't give one. And let him celebrate whatever religious ceremonies he wants. I believe that our nation espouses religious freedom.