President Bush Hosts Annual Ramadan DinnerIf this man is the aggressive cowboy he is portrayed as in Europe then I dread the day the appeasers show up:
Bush urges Muslim leaders vs. terrorism
President Bush said Monday that all responsible Muslim leaders should denounce violent extremism because terrorists follow an ideology that exploits Islam. Bush has hosted an iftar dinner annually for the last five years in the State Dining Room. Attendees included ambassadors from Islamic nations, administration officials and Muslim leaders in the Unites States. The group interrupted Bush's brief remarks once, when he said a Quran has been added to the White House library for the first time in history. First lady Laura Bush hosted a separate iftar in the executive residence for Afghan women she met during a visit to their country in March.
Quotes on Islam by President Bush
# America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam which inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality. This year, may Eid also be a time in which we recognize the values of progress, pluralism, and acceptance that bind us together as a Nation and a global community. By working together to advance mutual understanding, we point the way to a brighter future for all."
Presidential Message Eid al-Fitr
December 5, 2002
# "Islam brings hope and comfort to millions of people in my country, and to more than a billion people worldwide. Ramadan is also an occasion to remember that Islam gave birth to a rich civilization of learning that has benefited mankind."
President's Eid al-Fitr Greeting to Muslims around the World
December 4, 2002