Saturday, August 14, 2010

Obama cites precedent for Muslim accomodation (again)

No doubt this will get the conspiracy theorists going again ... but President Obama came out swinging in favour of a mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan.    In fact at an iftar at the White House last night, he pointed out that Jefferson hosted a similar dinner for the Ambassador from Tunisia -- more than 200 years ago, in the same house, and making a point of waiting until after sunset with Jefferson realizing it was Ramadan.   (And in a speech last year, Obama also noted that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, took his oath on Jefferson's copy of the Koran.)

Take that, "Christianites"!

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Heather said...

Hey Patrick,

What happened to your "Disciple of Christ" desription?

BlastFurnace said...

It was time to update it, as I have been for some of my other spaces (including at Facebook). I still consider myself a disciple of Christ but lately I've found I've tripped so much in my walk that I need to consider how much of one I am.

Heather said...

Sorry Robert, I got your name wrong.

Don't give up on Jesus! He can offer you eternal life whereas the Liberal party can't.