Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’

CNS News – by Barbara Boland

statement put out today by President Barack Obama on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising some eyebrows.

The holiday is a Muslim one called “Eid-al-Fitr” and the statement says:  

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.

The word choice here, that anyone built “the very fabric of our nation” would usually sound hackneyed and overplayed – but, in this particular instance, given that the U.S. didn’t even have its first Muslim-American congressmanuntil 2007, the peculiar word choice has left some scratching their heads.

It’s not hard to see why 72% of Muslim-Americans approve of the President, though (the highest percentage out of any religious group.)


10 thoughts on “Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’

  1. The statements from this clown become more and more ludicrous all the time. He really needs a reality check or a good shrink.

  2. I don’t remember Muslims making ANY kind of contribution or anything significantly positive to our country’s history. PERIOD. WTF is he talking about???

    1. or theirs either I remember back in the sixties and seventies and maybe earlier people from America going over their countries to build (construction) and advise and help with drilling. I had a friend that went over in the early eighties for nursing. They were very lazy but rich. Could afford to pay others to work so they didnt have to.

  3. REPUBLIC you a$$wipe.
    “WE” dont have and should not have a “democracy”.
    ITS A GD REPUBLIC!(yelling like an idiot at monitor)

    That makes me more pissed than the ‘fabric of our nation’ BS.

    must. watch. kitty videos. and calm down.lol

    1. Kiddy videos to calm down, that’s too funny!
      This guy is in need of a history lesson about the country he is helping to destroy.

      1. Uh, Katie, there’s a HUGE difference between “kitty” (what HE said), and “kiddy” videos.

        Two totally different ‘animals’ (yes).

          1. LOL Couldn’t let a slight misspelling ruin a perfectly good comment, could I, NTB?

            Besides, I like cats of all sizes. Beautiful animals.

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