Friday, August 21, 2009

WTH?... Obama Ignores National Day of Prayer But Sends Out 5 Minute Ramadan Blessing(?)

HotAirPundit posted Obama's Ramadan wishes today...
It's five minutes long:

It's even translated into several languages.
From the White House blog:

President Obama extends his best wishes to Muslims around the world during Ramadan. (public domain)

Sous-titrage disponible en français.
Имеются русские субтитры
Özürlüler için altyazılı
Teks tersedia dalam bahasa Indonesia
Kapsyen tertutup terdapat di dalam Bahasa Melayu
Now, do you remember how Obama observed the National Day of Prayer?
He distanced himself from it.
The Washington Times reported:

President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning.

All Mr. Obama will do for the National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday, is sign a proclamation honoring the day, which originated in 1952 when Congress set aside the first Thursday in May for the observance.

For the past eight years, President George W. Bush invited selected Christian and Jewish leaders to the White House East Room, where he typically would give a short speech and several leaders offered prayers...
Maybe he was serious when he said America was a Muslim nation?