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Post by confuzzled dude on Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:04 pm

For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/06/17/thomas-jeffersons-iftar-dinner-and-the-history-of-ramadan-at-the-white-house/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.6525ba0f1649#comments

I'm all for it only if the president is consistent with his policy. I guess no national & white house christmas trees this year.

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Re: No White House iftar this year

Post by Hellsangel on Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:38 pm

OMG, OMG, OMG! The sky is falling!
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Re: No White House iftar this year

Post by Guest on Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:29 pm

confuzzled dude wrote:
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.


I'm all for it only if the president is consistent with his policy. I guess no national & white house christmas trees this year.
There are 70% Christians in this country and the vast majority in the country celebrate Christmas. No harm in having a Christmas in the white house to celebrate the occasion.

There are 0.7% of Hindus and 0.7% Buddhists and 0.9% muslims in this country. Just a fraction. If Diwali or Wesak are not celebrated in the white house, Hindus or Buddhists care less about it and won't demand that Christmas trees be not put up in the White house. But such kind of demands can only be done by muslims if their festivals are not celebrated. Now do you understand why they become a pain in whatever country they are in and why ppl don't want them?

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Post by Guest on Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:42 pm

kinnera-temp wrote:
confuzzled dude wrote:
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.


I'm all for it only if the president is consistent with his policy. I guess no national & white house christmas trees this year.
There are 70% Christians in this country and the vast majority in the country celebrate Christmas. No harm in having a Christmas tree in the white house to celebrate the occasion.

There are 0.7% of Hindus and 0.7% Buddhists and 0.9% muslims in this country. Just a fraction. If Diwali or Wesak are not celebrated in the white house, Hindus or Buddhists care less about it and won't demand that Christmas trees be not put up in the White house. But such kind of demands can only be done by muslims if their festivals are not celebrated. Now do you understand why they become a pain in whatever country they are in and why ppl don't want them?

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Re: No White House iftar this year

Post by Vakavaka Pakapaka on Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:47 pm

confuzzled dude wrote:
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/06/17/thomas-jeffersons-iftar-dinner-and-the-history-of-ramadan-at-the-white-house/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.6525ba0f1649#comments

I'm all for it only if the president is consistent with his policy. I guess no national & white house christmas trees this year.
Is Soonya celebrating iftar parties this year or is she thinking that it is a waste of time (because monomaniacs stopped voting for CONartists)?

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Re: No White House iftar this year

Post by Shyam Sundar on Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:14 pm

confuzzled dude wrote:
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/06/17/thomas-jeffersons-iftar-dinner-and-the-history-of-ramadan-at-the-white-house/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.6525ba0f1649#comments

I'm all for it only if the president is consistent with his policy. I guess no national & white house christmas trees this year.
America is a Christian nation.

Just because Obama and Bush indulged Muslims, Trump does not have to follow suit.

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Re: No White House iftar this year

Post by confuzzled dude on Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:11 pm

Shyam Sundar wrote:
confuzzled dude wrote:
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/06/17/thomas-jeffersons-iftar-dinner-and-the-history-of-ramadan-at-the-white-house/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.6525ba0f1649#comments

I'm all for it only if the president is consistent with his policy. I guess no national & white house christmas trees this year.
America is a Christian nation.

Just because Obama and Bush indulged Muslims, Trump does not have to follow suit.
Wow! so much for separation of church and state.

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Re: No White House iftar this year

Post by silvermani on Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:16 pm

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Re: No White House iftar this year

Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:19 pm

I am happy about this and support this move as an agnostic. I would like to see all symbols of religiosity removed from the WH including christmas trees and diwali celebrations.
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Re: No White House iftar this year

Post by Guest on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:12 pm

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:I am happy about this and support this move as an agnostic. I would like to see all symbols of religiosity removed from the WH including christmas trees and diwali celebrations.
Bwahaha!! In the same stroke, all the currency of US needs to be demonitized coz every currency note has 'In God We Trust' on it. The pledge of allegiance, the Naturalization pledge , the national anthem, the most popular patriotic song all have 'God' in them. Even Obama used to say 'God bless America' or 'God bless the USA' after every public speech. Take God away? Move to a communist country, maybe Russia.

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