Obama Promotes “Religious Freedom” at Muslim Iftar Dinner… Repeats Phony Jefferson Iftar Dinner Line

It’s an Obama World.
Barack Obama promoted religious freedom at his annual Muslim Iftar Dinner in the White House.

This is after he forced Catholic organizations to pay for abortion and birth control coverage with his HHS mandate. The mandate officially violates religious freedom in the United States.

Obama also repeated the hoax that Thomas Jefferson held an Iftar Dinner.
Transcript via the Huffington Post.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please, please have a seat. Good evening, everyone. And welcome to the White House.

Of all the freedoms we cherish as Americans, of all the rights that we hold sacred, foremost among them is freedom of religion, the right to worship as we choose. It’s enshrined in the First Amendment of our Constitution — the law of the land, always and forever. It beats in our heart — in the soul of the people who know that our liberty and our equality is endowed by our Creator. And it runs through the history of this house, a place where Americans of many faiths can come together and celebrate their holiest of days — and that includes Ramadan.

As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.

This evening, we’re honored to be joined by members of our diplomatic corps, members of Congress — including Muslim American members of Congress, Keith Ellison and Andre Carson — as well as leaders from across my administration. And to you, the millions of Muslim Americans across our country, and to the more than one billion Muslims around the world — Ramadan Kareem…

There’s more.

UPDATE: There was no mention of the US Marines gunned down by an Aghan officer in Obama’s Iftar speech.

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  • Remco Kimber

    Really, folks, I’m not a Muslim. It’s just that I enjoy talking Islamic things more than I want to talk about my Christian faith even though I couldn’t really tell you how to came to Isa, errr I mean Jesus.

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  • Peter Warner

    Exodus 20:

    1 And God spake all these words, saying,

    2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

    May God have mercy upon this nation and its misguided administration.

    Praying for America, Peter Warner.

  • Freddy

    Jefferson waged war on Muslims. He received a Koran as either a war trophy or a book to learn about that enemy.

    Now, how is it that Obama has forgotten that such a war even happened? Could it be as simple as something not taught to children in Indonesia? Or was it something he heard of while passing around a joint in that choom bus and simply forgot?

  • bg


    What Thomas Jefferson learned
    from the Muslim book of jihad ..

    [Ellison’s use of Jefferson’s Quran as a prop illuminates a subject once well-known in the history of the United States, but, which today, is mostly forgotten – the Muslim pirate slavers who over many centuries enslaved millions of Africans and tens of thousands of Christian Europeans and Americans in the Islamic “Barbary” states.]

    scroll for more here (#28/29), in connecting links & threads..


  • Sasja

    Hey, President Stupid. This was the era of the Barbary pirates (muslims, you twit). The only reason dinner was held after sundown was because the Tunisian envoy requested it; it being Ramadandingo and all. Jefferson needed to “know his enemies” and the koran was a good source to do just that. If you love Islam so much, when you are defeated in November, you can take your sorry self to an islamic country. The Mooch would look much better covered from head to toe anyway.

    Romney better not even consider carrying on this so-called tradition.

  • bg


    Congressman Ellison Carries the Islamists’ Water (#1 scroll for more)

    [Until so-called Muslim leaders like Congressman Ellison begin to understand the linkage between political Islam and the radicalization of youth toward terrorism and radical Islamism, we will make no headway in this global war. Our most important tools in deprogramming estranged youth are prominent Muslim leaders ready to counter political Islam and Wahhabism. Cong. Ellison has shown neither the desire nor the inclination to do such a thing. I have yet to see Congressman Ellison on record acknowledging that this is not a crime problem, but rather a global conflict of ideologies between militant Islamism and western pluralism (Americanism). Muslims like himself who do not shy away from their Muslim identity are being called upon in this time in history to ideologically combat political Islam and relegate the ‘Islamic state’ to the dustbin of history.]

    more (#38), in connecting links & threads..

    Andre Carson: America Schools Should Be Modeled after Madrassa’s

    scroll thread for more (#24/25), in connecting links & threads..


  • bg


    OT.. yeah, and Obama is everything to everyone.. in his minions minds
    anyways.. not that he wouldn’t stand with the Muslims against them..

    670 million Muslims expect Madhi in their lifetime

    [Two-thirds of a billion Muslims expect the Mahdi – the last Islamic
    imam they believe will come and rule the world – to arrive in their
    lifetimes, according to a new Pew Research poll.]

    The trouble with “Jummah at the DNC” (#18)

    [It is troubling that the Democratic National Convention has decided
    to promote and lend its name and national political platform to the
    organizers of the “Jummah at the DNC”. The leaders of this event –
    Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj as advertised are no moderates.
    They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and
    have demonstrated support for radical ideologies.]

    At Islamic radicalization hearings, moderate Muslims warn
    Congress while Dems question their very participation

    [That left Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., frustrated. He cited a
    statement by Attorney General Eric Holder that there was a crisis
    of radicalization to violence within the Muslim-American community.
    Past testimony showed “[t]he threat posed by radicalized Muslim-
    Americans is a clear and present danger to homeland security,” he
    said in his prepared remarks. Widely accessible videos and books
    in prison libraries fuel the radicalization, he noted. And classified
    information shows a growing problem of Islamist extremism within
    U.S. military ranks has reached a “truly eye-popping amount of
    ongoing cases.”

    Yet, the discussion remained blocked by partisanship.

    That’s by design, witnesses said.]

    Ex Brotherhood Official Showcases Islamist Doublespeak (#17)

    [Quilliam warned western governments to treat the Brotherhood “with
    the greatest suspicion,” adding that there are moderates in the group,
    but “anyone who thinks that the Muslim Brotherhood as a whole has
    ‘reformed’ is clearly deluded.”]

    “they do know, and they have other ideas” (#16)

    [Islamist-allied operatives appointed by Obama are undermining U.S.
    security policy – explains counter-Intelligence expert, Prof. Clare Lopez.
    Aimed at co-opting Americas foreign policy in the Middle East, a network
    including well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives,
    figures from academia and the think tank world – with ties to the clerical
    regime in Tehran – is directing the Obama Administration’s policy towards
    the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Middle East.]

    [Abdul-Malik also makes no bones about discussing how the election of
    President Obama is a step forward in the project of Islamization and the
    long term goal of Islamist domination which falls right in lock-step with
    that of the Muslim Brotherhood as revealed in their manifesto.]

    [Saleha Mahmood Abedin, the mother of Hillary Clinton’s chief
    of staff, reportedly served in the women’s division of the Muslim
    Brotherhood alongside the wife of Egypt’s new president, the
    Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi.]


  • Jefferson had the Koran to learn about the Barbary Pirates and the Muslim sultans of the Barbary Coast before he ordered American forces to attack them to end the piracy and depredations against American and European shipping. The President accepted the Tunisian envoy’s letter of appointment at sundown because that was the time the tide was at the right level for his ship to enter the port. When Jefferson learned the envoy was on his way, Jefferson merely delayed his own supper to be polite to his guests who were required to present their diplomatic bone fides to the President without delay. That it was supper time, sunset, and Iftar was a simple coincidence.

    As Ambassador to France, Jefferson reported to the Continental Congress about his experience with Islam:

    These future United States presidents questioned the ambassador as to why his government was so hostile to the new American republic even though America had done nothing to provoke any such animosity. Ambassador Adja answered them, as they reported to the Continental Congress, “that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

    For 15 years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to 20 percent of United States government annual revenues in 1800. Jefferson, as president, had no love or admiration for the Muhammadan thieves and thugs.

  • bg


    just a sample: (#39)

    Christians to Pray as White House Observes Ramadan

    [The Rev. Johnny Hunter, an African-American pro-life leader who was
    arrested on the National Day of Prayer while praying outside the White
    House, said that by hosting the Ramadan observance President Obama
    “is distinctly placing Islam above Christianity.”]

    scroll for more, missing “I am confident that we can
    create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”
    link (#19)..


  • Flintstone F.

    President pretend thinks he’s some sort of fancy lawyer. And fancy lawyers have to be able to tell a good story…

    This guy is friggin’ nuts.

  • GotFreedom

    A day in the life of Barack Hussein Barry Harrison J Obama Soetoro Bounel:

    Wake up–look in the mirror and “lie” to yourself–it’s gonna be a great day

    Go to breakfast–look at MO and “lie” by telling her how lovely she looks today

    Briefing in the Oval Office–listen to the “lies” Valerie Jarret and others in the administration tell you and encourage you to repeat

    Head out for a round or golf–no body’s looking so go ahead and “lie” and change your score card from a bogey to a birdie

    After the best game of golf you ever played in your life (lie), do a quick change and head out to a fund raiser with Anna Wintour as she regales you with how marvelous you are darling (a really big fat lie) and while you are shaking hands with all the beautiful people from Hollywood, don’t forget to lie to them and tell them that it’s the “other” rich guys/gals who will have to pay “their fair share” when you’re re-elected

    Finally call it a night, jump into bed satisfied that you have spent yet another day destroying America, one lie at a time. But now that the GOP ticket is Romney Ryan, gonna have to get Harry and Nancy in on the act even more. . .ah, now you can sleep knowing that the more liars, the better!

    As BHO drifts off to sleep, he can hear his favorite propagandist, Joseph Goebbels say, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    The Lies in the Life of Barack Hussein Barry Harrison J Obama Soetoro Bounel

    P.S. Don’t think we’ve ever seen anywhere near as much lying and make believe on a soap opera as we get on a daily basis from the most corrupt administration in our history!

  • Sarah

    Caroline Glick on Romney’s visit to Israel, Obama’s nightmarish foreign policy, and the threat of Islam.

  • Redwine

    Thanks, Sarah@#13. I never miss reading Caroline Glick’s columns or seeing her Latma satires.

  • Redwine

    And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.

    This is an insult to every American patriot, particularly those who fought and died in the cause of liberty. Islam is the most virulent enemy of America and all that she signifies. Islam is part of the national story insomuch as it is the antithesis of true American values.

  • bg


    Remco Kimber #1 August 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    re: [I’m not a Muslim.]

    listen closely @ the 4:07 mark..

    “I’m committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that
    they can fulfill Zakat [.] it is important for Western countries to
    avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they
    see fit”
    ~ BHO

    i’m still waiting for someone to please inform me as to whether
    or not Muslims fulfill Zakat is any business of a US President??

    how about Constitutional?? /sarc/

    The Institution Of Zakat and its Economic Impact on Society

    [The Institution Of Zakat and its Economic Impact on Society Zakat is one of the most important aspects of the Islamic Economic System. Unfortunately for all of us ‘Zakat’ which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, has been reduced to just a ritual which we perform once a year. The institution of Zakat is the cornerstone of the Islamic Economic system.The Quran emphasises ‘Zakat’ as a critical component of socieo economic justice. The institution works to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and establishes a safety net for needy members of society. Both the sources and disbursement categories of Zakat are specified in Islamic doctrine. The Quran identifies eight categories of disbursement, each of which carries clear social benefit. One positive economic effect of Zakat is an increase in the money supply and a consequent increase in the demand for goods and services. Zakat also provides debt relief and enhances price stability. If accumulated in times of prosperity, Zakat funds can aid society through times of depression. Though Zakat has widely fallen out of use in modern times (except a ritual) it can have great economic impact if properly re established. Like freedom from interest, Zakat is also an integral part of Islamic economic systems since Zakat is derived from the Shari’ah.]

    oh btw, Zakat can also be used to finance terrorism (safe bet neither
    Obama nor his O’bbleheads have bothered to educate or alert the masses
    pertaining to that fact)..

    Video: Clare Lopez on Muslim Brotherhood, Jihad & Shariah (#16)

    “they do know, but have other ideas”

    “our president, who was indeed born and raised a Muslim, up until
    a certain age at least, any child born of a Muslim father, is a Muslim
    according to Muslim Law”


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  • bg


    Sharia in US Courts (#10)

    [Also of note, in a non-academic but still influential article published in 1993 originally in the print edition of The American Muslim[8] by the American Muslim Council Deputy Director Issa Smith, “Native American Courts: Precedent for an Islamic arbitral system,” the author argued for a number of milestones that have since been achieved. These milestone include the creation of Muslim Bar Associations, and National Muslim Law Students Association, and the various organizations dedicated to the study of, promotion of, or enforcement of Shariah law in the U.S., which are listed in part later in this study:

    Although the Muslim community in North America is vastly different from the Indian community, I feel that in developing a plan for the implementation of Muslim family law, we can in some ways imitate the paradigm of the tribal court system and its supporting network. In particular, I recommend that as a first step, supporting organizations dealing with Islamic family law be established immediately. A professional association of Muslims in the law field (of whatever specialty) is a must. A law school students’ support group should be formed, and Muslim youth should be encouraged to enter this field.]

    scroll for more here (#47) & here (#37), in connecting links & threads..


  • bg


    September 5, 2010

    Speaker Pelosi: Stand Up for Muslim
    Women, Not Islamists Like Rauf!

    [A large majority of America’s Muslims, women and girls, are
    living under sharia laws. Stripped of their human dignity.]

    more @ link..


  • SoLongSong

    Ugh. I am SO GRATEFUL that a transcript of the pertinent remarks by O’Muslim were provided so that I didn’t have to watch the video. I am sick and tired of hearing him speak, of seeing his face everywhere…It chaps my hide how he treated the National Day of Prayer.

    I would love it even more if we could go back to having prayer in schools and having Christmas undemonized, even to the point of actually being able to hear “Silent Night” again at Christmas Concerts (rather than the currently fashionable “Winter Concerts”). I’m tired of the minority – one offended parent – dictating what the majority is allowed to do.

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  • Candy

    @Freddy and Sasja

    Remember, this man knows nothing of our history… or, as a muslim, he wants to change it.

    Everywhere they go, it’s what they do; Burn down the churches and then it’s ‘they made everything’, ‘it’s always been an a muslim nation’ and nothing else ever existed.

  • dwillmore

    The Supremes have been big on the ‘intent’ of the original founders when looking at the Constitution. Well guess what? The first amendment refers to ‘church’ because to the majority there was only the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible. They were referring to Christian churches and Jewish Synagogues. All other faiths were pagan.

  • gwhh

    From his Cario speech in 2009:

    OUR understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed, OURr magnetic compass and tools of navigation; OUR mastery of pens and printing.

    I notice he said OUR. NOT yours!! So either is trying to pander to this audience OR he means FELLOW musilm / african arabs. He consider himself african arab NOT a not a middle east arab. Totally different things.

  • dnb

    I wish some reporter would ask for examples of Islam and our national story. That would be interesting.

  • USMC Thomas

    Taqiyya, bet before SØBama leaves office they’ll be a photo op of him praying on prayer rug.

  • cal rifkin

    From the ” How Can We Fool ‘Em Today ” DNC Handbook. Total BS with flies buzzing around it.

  • Patty

    Three US Marines gunned down by traitor Afghan police commander who invited them to dinner – and it’s the THIRD such deadly betrayal of allied forces in a week

    Three members of America’s special operation forces killed by Afghan solider after he invited them to security meeting
    U.S. soldier killed and two others injured on attack by Afghan soldier on Tuesday
    On Wednesday suicide bombers in Kunar province killed three NATO members and one Afghan civilian
    Thursday Afghan soldiers tried to gun down NATO troops; an Afghan soldier was killed
    31 coalition service members killed by Afghan forces or insurgents this year

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2186506/Three-US-Marines-gunned-traitor-Afghan-police-commander-invited-dinner–THIRD-deadly-betrayal-allied-forces-week.html#ixzz23RQXQpZC

    And when Obama has left our military High and Dry, trust me this will come back in November. We need a real leader. And Obama is NOT.

  • Patty

    Obama: “A New Vision Of An America In Which Prosperity Is Shared”

    “Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared?” Obama asked. “Or do we go backward to the same policies that got us in the mess in the first place?”


    What a liar and what a Socialist, he has done nothing to help America. Look at the facts, the facts don’t lie, Obama does and he won’t talk about the facts he is a failure.

  • DomesticGoddess

    Words fail me in describing how much I despise this man.


  • bg


    Patty #30 August 13, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Utopian Dreams always sound more inviting
    than the reality of their consequences.. 🙁


  • bg


    re: #32 August 13, 2012 at 11:10 am bg

    re: Patty #30 August 13, 2012 at 10:48 am


    [Churches have to recognize that they’ve got to be partners
    with the government. Business has an enormous role….

    “I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”

    [“I think that’s a healthy thing, that we’re not putting people in boxes,
    that everybody is out there trying to figure out how do we live right
    and how do we create a stronger America,” Obama said.

    ‘We are God’s partners in matters of life and death’

    [The president ended the call by wishing the rabbis “shanah tovah,” or
    happy new year — in reference to the High Holidays a month from now.

    ‘my individual salvation is not gonna come about
    without a collective salvation for the country’ ….

    [“…certain portions of the African American community are doing as bad,
    if not worse, uh, and recognizing that my fate remains tied up with their
    fates, uh, that my individual salvation is not going to come about without
    a collective salvation for the country. Um, unfortunately I think that
    recognition requires we make sacrifices and this country is not always
    been willing to make the sacrifices necessary to bring about a new day
    and a new age.”

    scroll up/down for much more..


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  • Toddski

    This man is a plant, and is the enemy of America……….EVERYONE NEEDS TO WAKE UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE !

  • kathteach

    Probably one of the only things I admire about Obama is his unabashed, obvious and transparent support for Islam. It’s everywhere in his three and a half years as President. This is a great example. He never mentioned the recent US troops killed by the turncoat Afghan who was being trained by our own……then he killed them and was welcomed back as a hero among his American hating colleagues. When is it OK to kind of hate our enemy? In WW1 and WW2 – this never seemed to be a problem among Americans.

    But at least Obama has not hid his Islam loyalties. He is the ultimate COEXIST bumper sticker president and – let me tell you as a Catholic, COEXIST is worst than the sausage legislation Congress puts out….COEXIST means complete pacification of all beliefs and principles in submission to BIG GOVERNMENT – completely Orwellian.

    I simply disagree that America should embrace and welcome this religion and their never-ending ties to the terrorist ideology that took down our Twin Towers, attacked our Pentagon building and tried to take out the US Capitol if not for the US citizens who took action in the ill fated “third flight” that went down on September 11.

    I teach college freshmen. They are 17 and 18 years old. Our nation has been in two wars since they can remember their lives (usually, students recall vivid memories around kindergarten). Never in American history have we raised up a generation that is so acclimated to their country being engaged in two wars.

    Even more striking – never in American history have we raised up a generation who knows very little about the two remote wars our nation is engaged in overseas because of the media screen – the media block – the media “collapse” in light of the rise of XBox, Play Station, Mobile Phone technology and all the other expensive digital distractions that keep our young people from learning about current events.

    Trust me – they do not read newspapers. They do not watch the old school “evening news” from three channels every night, they do not even follow current events online. There are so many other culturally soothing “distractions” for their ever-increasing screen time.

    Somewhere in this current election – there needs to be a campaign to wake them up to their immediate world beyond the occasional (biased and looney-left) car radio news reports that they occasionally suffer as they drive around town while not texting…..

    If there was ever a team to wake young people up – it’s R & R – Romney and Ryan.

    Any parent or grandparent regarding this – challenge your kids to listen. Somehow, Someway. This election is all about them.

    This particular new story would mean NOTHING to the average 17-20 year old today. They have grown up with two US wars being waged against Islam extreme terrorism and yet……they have no cognitive or affective reactions. They seem to just settle for the COEXIST bumper stickers.

    Do all you can to use a carrot and stick approach to getting your children and grandchildren READ ALL KINDS OF THINGS now available (without paying college tuition) to us as long as the internet still remains someone open.

    Pay them money to read and respond to current events. Challenge them.

    We could not be living in a more important time for good parents to start taking the education of the young into their own hands because the government and the public school system has abandoned that project.

    Sorry for such a long post but – YEESH. It just kills me that the nuances of this particular post would be completely lost on the hundreds of college students I will be meeting this September.

  • sandy

    An Iftar Dinner hmm. If Iran attacks Israel I doubt Obama is on God’s side

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