May 27, 2017
Not holding an Islamic religious celebration at an American government building????
SCANDAL LEVEL OVER 9000!
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years.
Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day’s fast during Ramadan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month, at the State Department.
Tillerson turned down a request from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host an Eid al-Fitr reception as part of Ramadan celebrations, said two U.S. officials who declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
According to an April 6 memo seen by Reuters, the office – which typically initiates such events – recommended that Tillerson hold an Eid al-Fitr reception.
His rejection of the request suggests there are no plans this year for any high-profile Ramadan function at the State Department. The month of fasting and prayer for Muslims gets under way in many countries on Saturday.
When asked by Reuters to comment on Tillerson declining a request to host an Eid al-Fitr event in July for Ramadan, a State Department spokesperson said:
“We are still exploring possible options for observance of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. U.S. ambassadors are encouraged to celebrate Ramadan through a variety of activities, which are held annually at missions around the world.”
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright started the tradition 18 years ago of America’s top diplomat hosting a public event for Ramadan, a lunar month.
The secretary of state of the time usually gives remarks there on the meaning of Ramadan.
Several prominent Muslim-American groups in the Washington area who are normally invited to the Ramadan event told Reuters this week that they had yet to receive an invitation from the State Department, which they said was unusual.
The State Department celebrates other religious traditions though some of those commemorations are not as well-established as the State Department’s Ramadan event. In 2014, then-secretary of state John Kerry hosted the first ever celebration at the State Department marking Diwali, the Hindu festival.
The White House also traditionally hosts annual Christmas and Easter events as well as a Seder dinner to mark the Jewish Passover.
The top U.S. diplomat has personally hosted a Ramadan event every year since 1999, often in the State Department’s grand Benjamin Franklin room, apart from three years.
In 2006 and 2015, deputies of the secretary of state at the time hosted either an iftar dinner or an Eid al-Fitr reception. In 2014, Kerry hosted a reception for Eid al-Adha, another important Muslim holiday.
This is a disgusting and weird “tradition” symbolic of the entire thrust of the West.
It is the epitome of “cuckoldry.” The definition of it.
We are going full-Canadia.
There are two types of religious festivals that should be hosted in American government buildings:
Anything else is bowing down to a foreign people in our own home.
How many Christian festivals does the Saudi Arabian government hold in government buildings?
Oh, that’s right – if you get caught with a Christian Bible in Saudi Arabia, they flay your fingers with a special finger-flaying machine.
Gore pic here, if anyone wants to see what the hands look like (we don’t post gore on the main page, but you can click that if you want).
The fact that Tillerson politely declining to host Ramadan is a scandal is insane.
His declining was cucked.
Any proper response to such demands would contain phrases such as “fuck your mother, you cocksucker,” “Ram-a-dan? How about I ram you off the damn roof,” “Islam? How about I slam you like a kike reporter in Montana” and/or “[sarc] sure, invite the Moslems to have a festival at our building – and let them know I’ll give them all handjobs after dinner as well [/sarc].”
But somehow, just being like “yeah, nah” is radical.
So, whatever – I salute Tillerson for the “nah,” since it is apparently radical.
But I long for the day when any such suggestion is met with gross obscenity.
Or someone getting kicked into a pit.