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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:22 AM
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Sorry for the all-caps, but the whole time I've been listening to this "oooo he's a MUSLIM!" shit I've been thinking the same thing Powell said:

a) he's not but the BIGGER ANSWER IS

b) SO WHAT IF HE WAS???????

I mean what the hell, people? Muslims live and work and are born here in the US all the time. There are mosques all over this country, if we were in such horrible danger from Muslims, well, we'd be screwn, wouldn't we?

During the primaries of 2004, I helped another Democrat pass out some voting literature outside of a mosque. He taught me how to say Īd mubārak or Īd saīd. It was a great experience.

Oh and if anyone needs any ammo for the right wing loonies, here's BUSH'S greetings for Ramadan in ***2002*** from the White House website:

President's Greeting for Ramadan

I send greetings to Muslims in the United States and around the world as you observe the holy month of Ramadan.

Islam is a peace-loving faith that is practiced by more than one billion people, including millions of American Muslims. These proud citizens contribute to the diversity that makes our country strong, and the United States is grateful for the friendship and support of many Muslim Nations that are vital partners in the global coalition to fight against terrorism.

The Qur'an teaches that Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer, worship, and contemplation. Muslims observe this month by renewing their dedication to caring for those in need, doing good deeds, and strengthening family and community ties. These actions reflect many of the values that Muslims share with people of other faiths across our Nation and around the world, including courage, compassion, and service.

America remains committed to freedom, justice, and opportunity for all people. During this season of reverence and examination, we continue to work together for a future of peace, tolerance, and understanding.

Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a blessed time. May you be well during Ramadan and throughout the coming year.


What the hell, people? Of course he's a huge hypocrite, because he was giving those greetings and at the same time stoking fear in this country over Muslims, so crap on him for that. But it's SOP for a president to give greetings like this and I'd think if Muslims were all so scary scary that they wouldn't do that.

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