Obama Gives Muslim Nation $195,000,000 For Muslim Holiday
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr
“Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr here in the United States and around the world. During the past month, Muslims have honored their faith through prayer and service, fasting and time spent with loved ones. At this year’s White House Iftar, I was proud to spend time with some of the many American Muslims whose contributions enrich our democracy and strengthen our economy. Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues—a tradition that reminds us to be grateful for our blessings and to show compassion to the less fortunate among us, including millions of Syrians who spent Ramadan displaced from their homes, their families, and their loved ones. To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began. For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak.”
My apologies for the grotesque picture, but it was with the story carried on Facebook and I included it so maybe someone more knowledgeable about Islam can explain the significance of slaughtering a camel.
Maybe someone can also explain how we just had a government shutdown because we couldn’t pay the bills, but we just happen to have an extra $195 million, of our tax dollars, lying around that we can send to the Syrians.
Saying ‘Eid Mubarak’ means blessed feast. I’ve lived in this country many years and never knew that ‘Eid’ was part of our tapestry or that it was an American tradition. Did you?