Political Correctness Gone Mad: Congress Honors Ramadan

by 1389 on October 10, 2007

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The US Congress this week passed a resolution to honor Islam and its holiday of Ramadan…

From the Vigilant Freedom Blog:

Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith.

Whereas since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, threats and incidents of violence have been directed at law-abiding, patriotic Americans of African, Arab, and South Asian descent, particularly members of the Islamic faith;

Whereas, on September 14, 2001, the House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution condemning bigotry and violence against Arab-Americans, American Muslims, and Americans from South Asia in the wake of the terrorist attacks;

Whereas it is estimated that there are approximately 1,500,000,000 Muslims worldwide;

Whereas Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide, and is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar year; and

Whereas the observance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan commences at dusk on September 13, 2007, and continues for one lunar month: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That-

  1. during this time of conflict, in order to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world; and
  2. In observance of and out of respect for the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, the House of Representatives acknowledges the onset of Ramadan and expresses its deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world on this significant occasion.”

The amendment passed with no votes against, although some members of congress chose to vote “present,” including 20% of Republicans.

From Jihad Watch:

Instead of passing resolutions congratulations Muslims for Ramadan, and instead of holding iftar dinners in the Pentagon and the White House — or at very least in addition to doing so — the U.S. ought to be placing responsibility where it actually lies. Where are the Congressional resolutions calling upon Muslim groups in America to renounce Sharia and political Islam, and to institute comprehensive, transparent programs teaching against Islamic supremacism in U.S. mosques and Muslim schools? Where are the Congressional resolutions calling upon Muslims in the U.S. to condemn not just “terrorism,” but Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hizballah, and other jihad terror groups, and to back up their condemnations with active cooperation with anti-terror efforts?

The following Congressmen voted “Present” (from The Hill):

Joining Tancredo in his “present” vote were Republican Reps. Robert Aderholt (Ala.), Todd Akin (Mo.), Gresham Barrett (S.C.), Jo Bonner (Ala.), Mary Bono (Calif.), Paul Broun (Ga.), Ginny Brown-Waite (Fla.), Michael Burgess (Texas), Steve Buyer (Ind.), John Carter (Texas), Mike Conaway (Texas), Nathan Deal (Ga.), Terry Everett (Ala.), Mary Fallin (Okla.), Randy Forbes (Va.), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Scott Garrett (N.J.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Virgil Goode (Va.), Kay Granger (Texas), Robin Hayes (N.C.), Sam Johnson (Texas), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Steve King (Iowa), Doug Lamborn (Colo.), Kenny Marchant (Texas), Jeff Miller (Fla.), Randy Neugebauer (Texas), Tom Price (Ga.), Mike Rogers (Ala.), Mark Souder (Ind.), Mac Thornberry (Texas), Todd Tiahrt (Kan.), Tim Walberg (Mich.), Zach Wamp (Tenn.), Dave Weldon (Fla.), Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.), Don Young (Alaska) and Bill Young (Fla.), as well as Democrat Mike McIntyre (N.C.).

Why did not even one congressman have the courage to vote NO?

At the very least, this is a flagrant violation of the “Establishment of Religion” clause in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – the constitution that all congressmen must swear to uphold. Clearly, if we want any leadership in this country, we have to provide it ourselves. Congress – and the Bush administration – has completely fallen down on the job.


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1 IRC President October 11, 2007 at 2:16 am

You people really confuse me, you always do the wrong thing.

I always think that the problem is with US supporting governments applying state terrorism policies in their countries (and most of them are in fact countries with Islamic majority), while leaving this to being racist against Islam as a mere religion.

I will not talk about Islam in details because there is the internet, but I will discuss what you already quoted in your post.

There are 1.5 billion Muslim around the world, do you imagine that most of them are fascistic killers who rape a female every 2 seconds or something? Man that would be amusing to know of all terrorism around the world.

Do you know that Christmas is an official holiday in Egypt?

I guess the only way for eliminating violence of any kind (because I believe that violence and radicalism are globalized) is spreading the values of mutual respect between all people, because simply every action has a reaction. If you oppress somebody, you will be oppressed too, and the oppressed one should NOT be blamed for his legal defence actions.

Peace.

2 Jack October 11, 2007 at 3:01 am

Thank you for pointing this out. It truly is shameful to see how void Washington DC is of leadership. Damned cowards. They’re selling us out as fast as they can.

3 Army Info Warrior October 11, 2007 at 1:27 pm

It is truly brilliant that the government is seeking a different image than what is betrayed in most of the Islamic world. Many in this country may think of it as selling out, but it is not selling out but rather knowing your advesary and their support.

4 Litl Bits October 11, 2007 at 1:33 pm

As was pointed out, WHERE are these 1.5 Billion Muslims when it comes to condemning jihadists….and do these billions of Muslims then NOT believe or live by the Quran – which demands that believers lord it over the infidels (the rest of us!)? The Quran demands and/or insists that believers lie or otherwise deceive infidels in order to gain their trust….do most of you just pick and choose which parts of the Quran do you heed?
Believing in those “peaceful” muslims will do nothing but condemn us all into submission to Quranic law – meaning we will either be killed (beheaded while alive perhaps?) or otherwise treated as your Quran demands you treat dhimmis?
Give me a break! We allow you to practice your cultish religion, DON’T start demanding that we, too, celebrate it! United States was founded as a Christian-based nation…even the atheists among the founders declared that this nation will NOT survive without God! Read some TRUE history….if you don’t like the U.S. the way we are – then go back to your Muslim nations…..you have no right to come here and demand that we live according to YOUR will!

5 IRC President October 11, 2007 at 6:02 pm

@Little Bits
Then tell your United States to stop funding fascistic governments directly by financial and military aids (?).

Can you see a view of how US make peace?

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k164/VforVega/?action=view&current=bombs.swf

If you want to know real history, some American history, I will pity directly killing with cold blood maybe millions of Native Americans, so please don’t play the your-history-to mine or your-religion-to-mine type of game. It is always entirely ridiculous. The thing is ignorant people (or people who are made ignorant, both apply) fall under the burden of bad use of media from many “real terrorists”. Be it radical Islamists who perform violent ways to gain power as AlQa’eda, or radical fascistic Zioni-Christians who perform violent wants to gain power as George Bush administration. You see any difference? I don’t see any difference. You see Christianity as the ultimate religion, ok your right, but does George Bush actions who is one of the most presidents who talks “being the Christian President” who applys God’s will or something, do Muslims consider Christianity an inferior religion? God forbid.

6 IRC President October 11, 2007 at 6:07 pm

Continued:

In fact, we Muslims suffer eternal damnation in hell if we hurt a peaceful non-Muslim living in a Muslim country.

So please people just read real text from truthful sources other than depending on bad mind who always corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.

7 dhimmidude November 21, 2007 at 12:18 pm

The killing of native americans, while shameful, cannot even begin to keep pace with the 1400 year long massacre of christians,buddhists, zoroastrians, hindus, jews, et al by the fanatical followers of the moon god. this i liken to an infestation by parasites,contributing nothing but continually taking from the host until there is nothing left. I expected you to come at me with the same old moral equivelence argument and again you do not dissapoint. I ask you this, when you here that there is an act of terrorism anywhere in the world, what is the first thing that you think? Do you say that it must be those damn buddhist suicide bombers again or perhaps it was some angry hindu cutting the heads off of little christian girls in indonesia. Give me a break. This “religion” is a cult of death that glorifies violence and seeks to pull down a cloak of darkness over all of humanity. We will not let this occur!! We must not let this occur!!

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