Thursday, August 12, 2010

President Obama Sends Best Wishes To Muslims Around The World

Yesterday, President Barack Obama extended best wishes to Muslims around the world as Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, starts.

"On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world, " Obama said in a statement Wednesday.

"Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And here in the US, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country," Obama said.

He also said he will host a dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House later this week.

The complete text from the White House is here.

Frankly I don't get it, first we can't say "Merry Christmas" because it might offend someone, but its ok for the President to say "On behalf of the American people"? Second, what the hell is up with the statement "Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America"?

I don't know maybe I have it wrong but I don't remember the Pilgrims being too worried about which way Mecca was during Thanksgiving.

Correction: Cedar Posts did a little research and discovered that Muslims have indeed been in this country since forever, well not really but if you look hard enough there are records showing Muslims in America mainly as slaves, since at least the days of the Mayflower and maybe before that.

As far as "American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country" well I'm surprised to learn that "Hajji Ali" was a camel trainer hired (or forced) to train camels for the US Calvary in Arizona. The list is

I don't have a problem with Islam as a religion, in fact I think it would do us all good to fast for a month or more. We need a reminder of what its like to be hungry, even if its just between sunrise and sunset.

But I'll be damned if I want my president offering a happy Ramadan to all Muslims. The statement should as least be directed to the non-extremist groups. And while I guess its fine for us to say Have yourself a Happy Ramadan, I don't think I'll hold my breath waiting for a Merry Christmas from Tehran on Christmas Eve.


Anonymous said...

How disrespectful that you fabricate news like this you and your kind who follow Ruish and Glen Beck will lie about anything! Obama is not a Muslim!

Anonymous said...

Nice anti Obama BS! Looser!!!

Anonymous said...

To 6:30am & 7:03am:

Both of you can kiss my ass! THIS is America and for OUR President to CONSTANTLY think of Islam BEFORE he thinks of OUR country is total BULLSHIT and getting VERY old!

WE can't even sing OUR National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial YET Obuttma continues to support Islam! NOR can we practice IN PUBLIC OUR religion in our own country! THAT is crap and so is Obama!

I for one am SICK of him! And as far as Beck, Rush & Palin all three are full of crap as well! Not a ONE of them has done ANYTHING for this country except try to divide us JUST LIKE OBAMA!
THEY only care about their wallets but Obama seems to only care about illegals and terrorists!

DON'T LIKE AMERICA LEAVE! I for one will do all I can to make sure Obama is NOT elected in 2012! Tired of his muslim ways and so is MOST of America!

Anonymous said...

TO: 6:30 AM

FABRICATE? Apparently you are just stupid? CLICK ON THE LINK PROVIDED DUMBASS! THAT is proof NOT fabrication!

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:10
Amen and Amen!

Anonymous said...

Not much coverage or uproar over this Cedar. The US media is mute wonder if Rush will pick up on it. I think its wrong and I caan't think of any contributions other than terror muslims have provided.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me sending a message to the followers of Islam is in poor taste. But no worse than the First Lady going to Spain. Just poor taste considering must of us skipped the vacation this summer.

Anonymous said...

Where does Cedar say Obama is Muslim? I read his post twice to make sure. Then follow the link, this was picked up on the wire, not something that was made up. You can disagree, but at least do so with an intelligent argument.

Anonymous said...

Cedar, Where was the uproar when he wished people of the Jewish faith Rosh Hashanah? And Christians Merry Christmas?

When will you asshats understand that it is a very small percentage of Muslims that are the "fringe"...kind of like the racist teabaggers and the right wing idiots?

Cedar, you will sensationalize anything about Obama, and repeat these non stories ad nauseum.

I am afraid your bias is showing once again.

And you are right, he is the President of the United States, and that means the President of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Atheists, get it? ALL Americans!!!

The level of ignorance from posters on here (and try to understand, I said IGNORANCE, not stupidity, look up the difference) is is the general lack of sophistication.

I can't take you seriously anymore, you really have no credibility other than pushing your own agenda of bashing...and it's your Blog, so bash away.

But I'm just about's painful to read, your level of narrow minded world view.

Anonymous said...

Oh Cedar, you must be so very proud, with reprinting this you have achieved your journalistic goal,

With your "hotties", bias and self aggrandizing posturing, you have achieved your goals!!

Sleazy and slimy, biased and ignorant.

What next, aliens, pictures of people in black face, Obama eating chicken and watermelon?

Swastikas everywhere, like Glenn Beck?

It's too much!

Anonymous said...

Obama said Islam has always been apart of America and that is utter bull shit. Please point to the name next to Franklin Jefferson or Handcock who is a towelhead!

Bash Cedar all you like sometimes I don't agree with him either but this time he's dead on Obama is a clear backer of the Muslim faith.

And that is just wrong.

Anonymous said...

Cedar looks like you upset one of the Obama koolaid drinkers, that is OK they are going to having much to cry about in November.

Then less than two years Barrack gets put back.

Anonymous said...

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:03
And how many black faces were there, and how many jews were there, and how many catholics were there, and how many WOMEN were there....your statement is SO biased and ignorant it would be difficult to even have a sane conversation with you.

It is ignorant rednecks like you that are behind so much disinformation and hate.

Do you want to know how Hamas and the Taliban will eventually win the "war on terror"?

By building schools, turning the electricity on, building other words, by winning the hearts and minds of the people who will not be pushed into terrorism by the extremists.

Extending good will is what America has always been about.

Biased, prejudiced and ignorant.

Anonymous said...


I got to agree with you. There were only Christains not a muslim amoung the founding fathers none here 100 years later either. Which is my point. Islam has not always been a part of America so with all due respect Mr. President please sit down and shut up!

Ditto for you 4:59

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:15,
You are so stupid I am amazed you can breath on your own.

Founding Fathers, you probably regret when woman got the just do not get it.

Where are your ancestors from?

I've got a great idea, let's bring back the Crusades, yeah, that's the ticket!


Not just YOUR religion, ALL religions.....go get an education.

Anonymous said...

I would rather be a redneck than a terrorist! And you can believe I will do all I can till the day I die to make sure America remains a free country for my children and grand children and NOT controlled by any terrorist muslims!

I read several articles where muslims joke about how they come here for education, etc. build roots all while continuing to support terrorism! America has become a joke thanks to our wimpy leader!

ANYONE who thinks muslims don't have a goal here in America, you better wake up! That is like saying Hitler has no evil intent! Oh yeah, I forgot THAT was all made up, right?

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:26
You are really insane.

So you think President Obama is secretly a Muslim Terrorist? Is that what you are saying?

You've "read several articles", post links to them.....I'm sure they are from reputable sources.

Of course there are extremists that are Muslims that would like to do us harm, of course there are probably extremists living in the U.S......but does that make ALL Muslims living in the US terrorists?

And our foreign policy under Bush, i.e., NO DIPLOMACY, created more terrorists than we will ever know.

You've been listening to too much Glenn Beck.

Use your head, open your mind, stop following the hate and irrationality of "american, right wing, teabagger" extremists.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dude,
America became a JOKE under Bush...NO ONE, no one respected him or the decisions he made...because he was/is an ineffectual leader with limited brain power and imagination.

He alienated just about everyone.

The things that happened on his "watch" we will be paying for for generations.

Anonymous said...

I served in the Navy for 8 years much of it in the sand box. I had few days in Bahrain and wouldn't you know it McDonald's are everywhere.

So I'm sitting there with my buddies and across the from us is a towel head eating a Big Mac, wearing Nike Air Jordan's, Oakley's and a LA Lakers Tshirt and Levi's and he's giving us that "I kill you in the name of Allah" look.

We joked about killing the little sand booger right there. But the stink would not wash off for weeks, so we just stared back.

Strange, the guy loves everything western yet hates us.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:38
You lose credibility when you start using childish name calling.

I've been to the middle east, also.

There are jerks everywhere, I mean, you live here, right?

Seriously, your statement means nothing....someone in his home country, wearing what he wants, LOOKS at you, a guest in his country....did you introduce yourself?

What kind of duty were you pulling in Bahrain, in the Navy?

I am SURE you were representing our armed forces well, with that attitude.

Anonymous said...

TO ANON: 9:16 PM

I blame BUSH and OBAMA EQUALLY for the state we are in right now! and as far as Glenn Beck, Rush and Palin & that stupid Tea Party ANYONE who listens to their crap is pretty stupid as well.

BUT yes, I believe Obama supports muslims a hell of a lot more than he supports America and I want to make SURE he is gone in 2012!

And the articles I read were written BY Muslims....maybe you better start doing more reading!

Anonymous said...

Personally I have NO CLUE why we are still overseas fighting a loosing battle! This was Bushes war and Obama with his lack of experience doesn't know how to bring them home!

I say let them blow themselves up and let us find other resources and NOT be dependent on foreign ANYTHING!

Anonymous said...

The only people embracing Islam are those unhappy souls who feel life sucks. Things are so bad Islam is their only hope. Much like those who follow Osama and those who voted for Obama. The rest us just want to do our thing and live our lives in peace.

So keep the koran out of the white house and out of our schools and away from the ground zero and we'll get along just fine.

Anonymous said...

I have done much reading, I have read the Koran, and the Bible...have you?

I think separation of ANY church and state is the proper course.

And Obama is drawing down the troops in Iraq, and has put Petraus in charge in Afghanistan, BOTH VERY POSITIVE MOVES and a hell of a lot better than starting yet ANOTHER war somewhere else in the Middle EAST.

Obama is not FOR the Muslims any more than he is FOR Catholics or FOR people of the Jewish faith, or Buddhists or, well you get the gist, right?

As he wished Jews good will on their holidays, christians good will on their holidays, and muslims good will on their holidays, that's it.

And if WE don't start separating the muslim extremists from the majority of the muslim faith, we are never going to convince ANY young, poor muslim children in the middle east that strapping a bomb on themselves is not the answer.

Diplomacy, turning on the electricity, providing educations, REAL educations, not in a Madrassa, is the beginning.

It has to start there, IMHO.

Read the book, "Three Cups of Tea".

Anonymous said...

F**K Obama and F**K the Muslims! Just my opinion....

Hopefully we will have an American President in 2012! You know ONE that is not ashamed to show his birth certificate!

At this point I would even vote for Palin over O'muslim! God help me, I never thought I would say those words! She is an idiot & who has has done nothing for Alaska or America except run her mouth with others 1/2 assed rhetoric! BUT she can PROVE she is an American and NOT a muslim!

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:43
OMG, his birth certificate would NOT PROVE HE IS A MUSLIM, WHICH HE IS NOT...all it would show would be his birthplace.........which was Hawaii.

You can be born in the heart of Afghanistan and not be a MUSLIM...
wait for it...because....IT'S NOT A RACE, IT IS A RELIGION.

OMG, you people are just plain ignorant, that's all there is to probably DESERVE a President like Caribou Barbie.

Anonymous said...

ANON 3:11 PM

Since Barbie is not longer made in America wouldn't vote for her either!