Obama recognizes Muslim holidays, ignores Easter


Obama recognized all the major Muslim holidays, but ignored Easter and Good Friday. Hmmmm….

President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity’s most sacred holiday.

By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.

The White House also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday. However, they did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day. Likewise, the president’s weekend address mentioned neither Good Friday or Easter.

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Carney scoffed when he had to deal with the press on this. (Video.)

I think the National Review had the most excellent review of Islamic ”charity” as a way to fund terror as opposed to helping people of anything I have read in a while.

Andrew starts with Obama claiming, during his 2009 Cairo speech, “That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.”

Then Andrew shreds the idea that Islamic zakat is anything akin to what WE think of when we say ”charity.”

“Of their wealth, take alms,” instructs Allah in the Koran (9:103), “that so thou mightest purify and sanctify them.” Thus, zakat may be given only to Muslims.

The most authoritative source on the subject of sharia (Islamic law), having been certified by al-Azhar University in Cairo — the font of Sunni learning — as conforming “to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni community,” is Reliance of the Traveller: The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.

Reliance of the Traveller: The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law is quite blunt on the matter: “It is not permissible to give zakat to a non-Muslim.”

An essential purpose of zakat is to underwrite jihad.
According to Reliance of the Traveller, “to distribute one’s zakat among eight categories of recipients, one-eighth of the zakat to each category.”
The manual goes on to describe these categories, the seventh of which is “those fighting for Allah, meaning people engaged in Islamic military operations for whom no salary has been allotted in the army roster.”
Sura 9:60, the verse most often associated with zakat, directs that
“alms are for the poor and the needy,
and those employed to administer the funds;
for those whose hearts have recently reconciled to Truth [i.e., to Islam];
for those in bondage [like those imprisoned terrorists]
and in debt;
in the cause of Allah;
and for the wayfarer.
Thus is it ordained by Allah.”

For more about the money jihad see also Sura 9:41.

Zakat, like all Islamic tenets, serves the overarching cause of elevating Islam, to the exclusion and at the expense of nonbelievers.

When President Obama proclaims his determination to ensure that Muslims “can fulfill zakat,” and when his Justice Department follows up that proclamation by relaxing the enforcement of federal laws against material support of terrorism, this is the system they are abetting.