Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

Barack Obama, White House, July 27, 2014

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak.

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  • Dave4088

    Since Muslims were a total non-entity for much of this nation’s history and still are, I’m trying to figure out how they helped “build the very fabric of our nation”. Of course, given the legions of illiterates and low information “Americans” most people don’t know any better. And the conservatives won’t call Obozo’s bluff on this since that would be racist.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Look how events like 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing have brought us all together. That would not have been possible without muslims.

      • Sick of it

        Liberal Yankees keep pushing for gun control. That’s not really bringing us together.

        • SFLBIB

          Amazing. New England is where the American Revolution began that gave us ultimately the 2nd Amendment.

      • captainc

        exactly, muslims will bring you even closer as Obama is supplying Israelis again with weapons.
        rt(dot)com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

    • Those folks have built the most backward nations on earth. Saudi Arabia, drowning in so much oil money – an accident of geology – that their air force operates F-15 Eagle, Panavia Tornado and Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, also publicly beheads people in public for “witchcraft”.

      • MBlanc46

        On the occasions that Arab pilots have encountered Israelis in combat, we’ve seen just how competent they are. When the Israelis didn’t destroy their aircraft on the ground.

        • I wonder if any of them knows how to beat a P-47 Thunderbolt in a vertical rolling scissors.

          • Bob Wallace

            They couldn’t beat a Sopwith Camel.

          • The Camel is easy: make a diving turn and then pitch up also to the left. The torque from his 130 hp Clerget rotary engine will yank him into a spin in no time at all.

          • SFLBIB

            And finally solved the problem by making the rotary engine out of existence.

          • SFLBIB

            How about a Sopwithout Camel?

          • MBlanc46

            So, Michael, do you fly, or is this book knowledge on your part?

      • captainc

        you are right Mike. Funny you don’t mention Malaysia or Iran (growth despite of economic restrictions and conflicts). But, don’t worry Obama is doing his best, his lies.

        rt(dot)com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

    • MBlanc46

      I imagine that this is being read in mosques, but except for Amren readers, no one is even aware of this ridiculous nonsense.

      • JDInSanD

        It was on Drudge today.

        • MBlanc46

          “…but except for the likes of Amren and Drudge readers….”

    • captainc

      Muslims are the fabric of the nation, since they have brought you closer, especially towards Bible, It is the end time, and Israel must have its way.

      rt(dot)com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

  • WR_the_realist

    Muslims built the fabric of our nation? Who knew?

    If I were president I’d tick off 90% of the nation — once a year I’d wish everyone a Merry Christmas and otherwise wouldn’t make a mention of any religious holidays.

    • rightrightright

      To Europeans: “You didn’t build that”
      To Moslems: “You built the fabric of the nation”

      Words mean whatever the Left wants them to mean.

  • MekongDelta69

    (Some of) what he said:
    “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

    What he would have said if had taken Sodium Pentathol:
    “Eid also reminds us of the many terror attacks and absolute hatred of anyone who is not a Mooz-lim, and to tearing down the very fabric of our nation and weakening the core of our democracy. And I am loving every destructive minute of it.”

  • A Freespeechzone

    Let’s see….muslims THREATEN anyone who disagrees with their vile, violent and ignorant dogma with death and destruction.

    THIS ‘fabric of our nation’ needs to be contained and subdued to insure it doesn’t infect like Cancer…..and to avoid the necessity for elimination.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Well this is incredible considering that most weren’t even hear until the 1990’s. So when did they ‘build’ this country? It is whites who built this nation but the national media won’t even say it.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Maybe he’s taking credit that having to fight muslim pirates caused us to build up our naval forces and gave us crucial experience in naval raids and anti-piracy operations.

      • Dave West

        That’s a nice thought and true to some extent, but somehow I don’t think that is what the Kenyan had on his mind.

    • The Final Solution

      Whites have built everything worth building in all of human history.

  • David Ashton

    Hussein Speaks. Dhimmi or just plain dim, or a bit of both?

    • captainc

      no, he knows his master.

      rt(dot)com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

  • “Building the very fabric of our nation”

    That’s true in one sense. We had to get a Navy going pretty early to fight the Barbary pirates.

  • Lewis33

    “contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation”
    He’s right, but not in the way he’s thinking. Those good old Muslim slave traders rounded up the black infidels to ship them to the Americas. So in a way Muslims have both helped build and destroy this country in the same act.

  • Dave West

    So somehow Muslims were greatly responsible for building a nation that didn’t even have one mosque until 1953? Minus a very small percentage of African slaves, who converted to Christianity, the Muslim percentage of the American population in 1790 was probably about 0.000001% and that’s probably being generous. This claim is even a hundred times more idiotic than saying it was the “red-tails” who won WWII.

    • It is about as dumb as claiming that Lichtenstein, Andorra and Monaco won World War Two.

    • Tarczan

      Red Tails was on one of the cable channels last night and I flipped around watching it. Those negroes were some kind of pilots. They blew up trains, defended bombers, and terrorized the Germans. They did all this while overcoming terrible racism. They even had time to romance the French woman who were tired of the machismo of the French men, the darkies were much gentler and more understanding.

      My favorite part was when they decimated a squadron of Me-262 fighters, the first jets. The darkies superior flying skills allowed them to wipe out the jets, proclaiming “these jets ain’t nuthin”

      • Dave West

        They are just carrying on the long and, of course, “well-documented,” tradition of negro flight exploration. 3000 years ago Africans were flying in spaceships when Europeans were living in caves and eating each other. Then evil white people all the sudden stole their technology and cast a spell on them making the negroes dumb and violent!

      • Dave West

        I saw part of that movie flipping through channels once as well. I did not watch for long, I could only take so much of Eubonic-speaking blacks somehow being expert ace fighter pilots.

      • Chuck Yaeger was one of the first US pilots to knock down a Me-262.

      • TruthBeTold

        Just imagine how much more they would have done without racism. Sad really.

        I mean, just look what blacks have done for themselves since the end of Jim Crow. Sad really.

      • The Final Solution

        The Red Baron would have shot down every single one of those negroid pilots.

        • He was a very good marksman, but a mediocre pilot. Werner Voss was their best pilot in that war. Arthur P.F. Rhys-Davies was the best pilot for the British, though James McCudden had a cooler head and was a much better shot.

          Erich Hartman did the von Richtoffen thing during World War Two, closing in to about 30 feet before opening fire. He wanted to be a doctor, like his father, but the productive years of his life were stolen from him by the USSR.

    • The Final Solution

      If you liked Red Tails you’ll LOVE Saints and Soldiers 3 – the Void. Not only did negroes defeat the entire Luftwaffe but they also decimated the Wehrmacht and fought ruthlessly in tank divisions against the gutless Germans, all while battling the evil racist white Americans who refused to follow the wise and noble negro’s war winning strategies. Single handedly the negro turns the war around in a lone tank, and the Americans are a bunch of dumb racists despite taking on global fascism.

      • Tarczan

        That would make it a triumvirate of movies about darkie greatness, Red Tails, Drumline, and Soldiers 3. I have yet been able to sit through either of the first two in their entirety, they are just too ridiculous. They do serve as humor when taken in small doses, however. Anything more would result in a case of negrophillia, which everyone hear in Cleveland is suffering from with the return of LeBron James.

      • Another N-word Saves the Day movie? No thanks.

        • I am wolf

          This sounds like the trio of movies about “Good Japanese” during WW2. While I respect what THEY have done for themselves (with American help) since WW2, I have no illusions about what they were like before that – very much like Muslims still are, I would think.

          • HE2

            Wolf, the Japanese need to stop killing whales. Saw a science program that outed them for killing a majestic, nearly extinct blue. Killed for supposedly “scientific research,” but Japanese fish markets do a big business in whale and dolphin meat.
            We lost a “Burma Hump” pilot uncle who went down, was captured, tortured to death in a Japanese Prison Camp during WW2.
            His buddies who survived the same prison camp visited Dad’s family and reported how Uncle died.
            Another WW2 Medic uncle of Mum’s family served on a Carrier that was Kamikazi’d.
            The elders of the family have neither forgiven nor forgotten.
            Scots are like that.

  • Written by Obama while in a crack induced stupor? What’s even worse is that Pope Francis is saying essentially the same thing. I smell a conspiracy when suddenly the world’s leaders develop a bad case of muzzie worship.

    Softening us up for a one-world single religion to ensure “world peace?” That’s what I see.

    • NoMosqueHere

      When the muzzelmen and their feckless blue eyed allies call islam “the religion of peace,” they mean the peace that will occur when muzzelmen rule the world and everyone else is subservient.

      • captainc

        and you think you are free now? obama is just doing PR stunt to calm the muslims.

        rt(dot)com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

    • Yancy Derringer

      He was watching TV while a Muslim special interest group wrote it. TV and golf are important to the prez. Cecilia Munoz is the White House domestic policy director; she was a senior vice-president at La Raza, so as he promised to do when he hired her, he’s left all immigration initiatives and decisions to her, and she’s been working very hard indeed on all that, just a couple of doors down from the oft-vacant Oval Office.

  • DaveMed

    So, this is what America has come to. Kowtowing to politically-correct groups is now recognized as being so essential to public recognition and acceptance that such flat-out lies are spouted shamelessly by politicians and other famous figures.

    Muslims have had as much part in building the fabric of this nation as ants had in building the Empire State Building.

    • sulbernick

      Ants possibly aerated the sand prior to it being mixed with cement to make the concrete…

  • Cid Campeador

    Name one Mr. POTUS! NAME ONE!

  • Jefferson

    “Obama: Muslims helped build “the very fabric of our nation.”

    How many Muslims were there on Apollo 11 ? How many Muslims were working for NASA in 1969 the year of the moon landing ?

    How many of America’s forefathers were Muslim ?

    The most important Arab in U.S history was an Atheist Arab and not a Muslim Arab, I am talking about Steve Jobs.

    So Muslims can not take credit for the success of Apple either.

    • Adolf Verloc

      Apollo 11 Is not a great example. Farouk Al-Baz was a senior scientist on the project, involved with astronaut training and heading the landing site selection committee.

      • Sick of it

        Forget von Braun, let’s celebrate Al-Baz! /sarcasm

    • M.

      Steve Jobs was half-Arab.

  • dd121

    Need any more proof this guy isn’t an American?

  • Garrett Brown

    I had no idea Washington and Jefferson hung out with rag heads.

    • SFLBIB

      Wassa matta you people? You never hear of Hi Jolly?

      en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Hi_Jolly

      • Garrett Brown

        Wassa matta me? Wassa matta you?

        • SFLBIB

          I hope you read it.

          • Garrett Brown

            Read about a Jordanian Christian that loved in the 19th century. What does that have to do with my original post about Jefferson and Washington?

          • SFLBIB

            I just thought it was an interesting story about a little-known Muslim figure in American history. Not that his impact on our country was that great.

          • Garrett Brown

            He wasnt Muslim.

          • SFLBIB

            According to the article, “The title hajji was given when, as a Muslim, he made the Hajj pilgrimage.”

          • Garrett Brown

            I didn’t see that anywhere. I figured since he was from Jordan he was a Christian.

  • Anglo

    “While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common
    values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations
    that people of all faiths have to each other…”

    Rumblings again of the New World Order — New Ageism. Obama is attempting to remove the divisions among people — his transforming of America — an effort to unite all religions and come together. I sometimes wonder if Obama really is the Anti-Christ!

    • SFLBIB

      ” … an effort to unite all religions and come together.”

      You could have fooled me. Just think about obamacare vis-a-vis Christian beliefs. Just think what would have happened if someone stood up and said that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.

      • Anglo

        Obama really does have a hidden agenda. What did people think the Kenyan meant when he said in his speech at the University of Missouri in 2008, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Those words sent alarm bells going off in my head. I’m aghast at what has happened to America in the past 6 years.

        • SFLBIB

          obama was just following some basics of politicking:

          Don’t try to improve their [the voters’] minds. Appeal to their emotions. Make them laugh; make them cry; make them mad, even if it’s you they get mad at.

          – Reporter Jack Burden to candidate Willie Stark in the 1949 production of All the King’s Men

          Anyone familiar with the disastrous record of 20th century politicians with charisma would have read between the lines and run, not walked, away from obama.

  • Uncle_Dan

    No matter what he says, Islamist terrorists will attack us anyway.

  • Tarczan

    As with all Muslim holidays, this is celebrated by blowing things up and killing people.

  • TruthBeTold

    I think he’s reading from a speech that fell through a hole in an alternative universe.

  • NoMosqueHere

    That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

    ————————————————
    Of course, Bonehead wilfully ignores the murderous war islam is waging against christians throughout the middle east and elsewhere. If the roles were reversed Bonehead would be condemning christian attacks against muslims daily.

    Islam is a religion of hate founded by a mass murdering child molester, hell bent on conquest and subjugation of non muslims. Islam must be contained, the same way we contained the USSR.

    • Islam can not be contained, because by the very definition it aims at world conquest. I was once banned from this site for explaining what really needs to be done. I won’t argue that point anymore, as making fishing tackle and teaching my daughter is more productive.

  • MBlanc46

    “[The ]contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation….”

    The Stoner-in-Chief must be smoking weed again.

  • Darb Janowsti

    Obama Hussein is trying to re write American history. Only thing the muslims ever did in the USA Is hijack planes.

  • 2eRep

    The retard has spoken!

  • Alexandra1973

    Maybe he’s referring to the new America that came about with the 9/11 false flag.

    Other than that…I’ll put that along with the “57 states” thing….

  • tetrapod

    Hussein’s just tossing a (disingenuous) bone to his Muzzie brethren.

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    Muslims were North African white slavers, raiding Europe’s coasts and enslaving 1.25 million white European Christians, a practice that pre-dates the transatlantic black slave trade. (Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters, Davis, Macmillan, 2003). When they weren’t raiding European seaports they were plundering ships – including ours and holding the sailors they didn’t enslave for ransom. When he became President, Jefferson, who wanted a navy only to protect our coast, sent our warships to North Africa and put the fear of Jesus in the muslims.(See Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates).

    They haven’t changed at all. They still hate Christians and Jews, they’re still in the slave trade and they still have no morality. Now we know for certain what Obama’s social fabric is made of.

    • Alexandra1973

      They’re in the slave trade and I don’t see the usual race hustlers trying to shake them down. Maybe whitey’s easier pickings there.

    • rightrightright

      The numbers are even worse, Look. An estimated 3 million Slavs were snatched by Ottoman raiders from the 15th century onwards, hence the development of the word “slave”. Great swathes of Ukraine fell into disuse through lack of manpower and fear of slaving raids.

      So the estimated total of White slaves during the Islamic years is 4.25 million.

  • antiquesunlight

    I wonder if this is to do with the fact that many blacks are Muslim.

  • rightrightright

    If you are going to tell a lie, tell a big one. Said Goebbels.

    In England, 75% of Moslems and their Moslimas live off welfare. When Moslems do work, it is either illegally (say, as taxi drivers) and pay no tax, or they are affirmatively actioned into cushy State sector non-jobs. I would imagine this pattern of parasitism is the same in the USA.

    They build nothing and have built nothing except fortress mosques, funded by Saudi.

    Moslems built the fabric of your nation termite style.

    • antiquesunlight

      As far as I can tell, they have done almost literally nothing in America of historical importance whatsoever outside of blowing things up. A few have been influential businessmen. That’s about the best you can say for them.

    • Tarczan

      The Gaza strip looks nice from TV.

      • SSkreelings

        I love the smell of burning schools in the morning.

        • captainc

          indeed, better than 4th of July. they should work harder to make it look like Hiroshima or Dresden.

          rt(dot)com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

        • Secondary explosion in some of those “schools” had me laughing like a hyena on nitrous oxide.

  • Petronius

    There is an important difference between the lies told by a corrupt democratic politician and the lies of a tyrant.

    Corrupt democratic politicians will tell ordinary lies, perhaps to hide something unseemly in their pasts, or to fool the citizens about their agenda, and they hope that their lies will not be detected, or that they will at least have plausible deniability. In such cases they are telling routine, run-of-the-mill, political lies. For example, Bill Clinton says, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky!” And he hopes to be believed, or at least to muddy the waters, so that he may avoid impeachment or criminal charges.

    Nerobama, on the other hand, tells lies on a totally different scale. He tells big whoppers — obvious, blatant, transparent, in-your-face lies. And he tells them gratuitously, when he has no apparent need to lie. And he tells them in the certain knowledge that, although his lies will be detected, he will not be contradicted.

    Here Nerobama is basically telling us, “I can say any blankety-blank thing I want, rubes. Eat it.” Thus he does not lie to hide something from the people, but instead to manipulate them, humiliate them, and corrupt them after the fashion of dictators and tyrants everywhere. It is simply one more of the weapons that he uses to “transform” America.

    • captainc

      but one thing he won’t lie about, his master.

      rt(dot)com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

  • The Final Solution

    Obviously the British Film Institute had a talk with Obama about that fourth, unmentioned category for funding – rewriting history to include non-whites where none existed or contributed.

  • HE2

    Is Oogabooga on drugs? What have these paleolithic people contributed to this country other than terrorism and honor killings?
    And this is the same dope who insists Christian iconography be covered when he speaks on a college campus, including Notre Dame. Mad.

    • Tarczan

      Yes, he is on drugs.

      • SSkreelings

        Or clinically insane. Delusional.

      • HE2

        What drugs do you suspect, Tarczan?

        Some have said he has a history of crack cocaine use.

  • Lagerstrom

    What fabric and when? And when whilst building that ‘very fabric’ did Muslims ‘strengthen the core of our democracy?’ Come on, answer the question.

  • Jack Burton

    He must mean the post Civil Rights “fabric,” which is synthetic and irritates the skin, as well as the mind.

  • SSkreelings

    George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both Muslims. Don’t you people read the New York Times?

  • JJCULLEN

    Before 9/11 I thought Muzlims were the three Wise men

  • captainc

    How about thanks to Germans, now you have bases everywhere? You’ve got a lot of thanks to thank to.

  • captainc

    so, it is the muslims actually, not the blacks and protracted wars all over the world?

  • captainc

    no, he is not, he is loyal to Israel.

    rt(dot)com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

  • I liked Mary Ann.

  • Islam will be too busy eradicating kafirs ..

  • Paleoconn

    Where was Conservatism Inc’s outrage when this prez and others before him lit a menorah on the White House lawn or paid his respects at the wailing wall, or put on a kippa?

  • I am wolf

    Isn’t this the sick holiday where they slaughter beasts in public by throat-slitting?