When he was elected president, Barack Obama expressed his desire to “fundamentally transform America.” On an economic level, that explains his plans to siphon wealth from productive citizens to the indolent, entrepreneurs to union thugs, and Main Street to Wall Street (and 142nd Street). Spiritually, it means redistributing respect from America’s majority religion to every splinter religion in the world’s pantheon. Although he could not be bothered to write a presidential statement celebrating Easter or acknowledging the severity of the Armenian genocide, the president of the United States has publicly commended Passover, Nowruz, Diwali, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. (And he complains when no one believes he is a Christian.) He has praised the concept of umoja (black racial unity) while celebrating the phony, racist holiday of Kwanzaa. Now, he would like you to have a happy Ramadan:
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As Ramadan begins, Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world. Ramadan is a festive time that is anticipated for months by Muslims everywhere.
Families and communities share the happiness of gathering together for Iftar and prayers. Bazaars light up the night in many cities from Rabat to Jakarta. And here in the United States, Muslim Americans share Ramadan traditions with their neighbors, fellow students, and co-workers.
For so many Muslims around the world, Ramadan is also a time of deep reflection and sacrifice.
As in other faiths, fasting is used to increase spirituality, discipline, and consciousness of God’s mercy. It is also a reminder of the importance of reaching out to those less fortunate.
The heartbreaking accounts of lost lives and the images of families and children in Somalia and the Horn of Africa struggling to survive remind us of our common humanity and compel us to act.
Now is the time for nations and peoples to come together to avert an even worse catastrophe by offering support and assistance to on-going relief efforts.
Times like this remind us of the lesson of all great faiths, including Islam — that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us.
In that spirit, I wish Muslims around the world a blessed month, and I look forward to again hosting an Iftar dinner here at the White House. Ramadan Kareem.
With this proclamation Obama redistributes presidential approbation from Christianity to Islam. Christianity founded and established America, yet Obama has chosen to ignore the vital importance Christianity has in our history (if not in his own) and praise Islam, a religion that also has plans to fundamentally transform America.
Obama has aided Islamic interests at virtually every step at home, abroad, even in outer space. While celebrating an Iftar dinner last year, Obama endorsed the Ground Zero Mosque. Who knows what keen ideas he’ll get this year?
Until he rolls out his next revolutionary act to repeal America, this statement will have to do.