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CAIR:Terror linked group urges Congress to recognize Ramadan - as Al Qaeda announces 'The Great Ramadan Offensive'
October 3, 2005
MIM: What more fitting way can there be for the religion of peace to celebrate Ramadan then have Al Qaeda announce their plans for a "Great Ramadan Offensive"? The Council of Anti American Islamist Radicals aka CAIR, has gone one step further and asked the American people to urge Congress to recognize the Muslim holiday and celebrate along with Al Qaeda!
It should also be noted that Ramadan is the tradition season for engaging in interfaith activities with infidels. In 1967 both Ramadan and Yom Kippur (the holiest day of the Jewish calender) coincided. Muslims launched an attack intended to wipe Israel off the face of the earth in what they called the Ramadan War.
According to news reports, Al Qaeda is urging Muslims to have a blast on this upcoming Ramadan, which will make it hard to distinquish between the ones on which they aren't celebrating things like daily suicide bombings.
"The United States and several other governments have issued warnings of a high terrorist threat to foreigners in Indonesia as the holy Muslim month of Ramadan arrives early next week.
A report issued in early September warned that bin Laden and his top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may be planning a series of attacks in October, dubbed "The Great Ramadan Offensive."
On Friday, the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta reiterated its warden's message issued in May, which said the threat of terrorism was high and that Americans there should be vigilant..."
Congress Urged to Recognize the Beginning of Ramadan By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor September 26, 2005
(CNSNews.com) - An Islamic advocacy group is urging American Muslims "and other people of conscience" to contact their elected representatives and urge them to sign a House resolution recognizing the upcoming fast of Ramadan -- and commending Muslims for their faith.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations calls the resolution an important tool for encouraging dialogue between Muslims and their elected officials, as well as enhancing understanding of the Islamic faith.
The resolution, which expresses the opinion of Congress, mentions threats and attacks directed at members of the Islamic faith since the 9/11 terror attacks.
It then resolves that:
"(1) during this time of conflict, in order to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world; and
"(2) in observance of and out of respect for the commencement of Ramadan...the House of Representatives acknowledges the onset of Ramadan and expresses its deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world on this significant occasion."
Ramadan is expected to begin on October 4 or 5 this year, depending on the sighting of the new moon. It is the month in which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from dawn to sunset for the sake of spiritual renewal.
CAIR said it is asking mosques and Islamic centers nationwide to host a "Sharing Ramadan" Iftar, or fast-breaking meal, to enhance understanding of Islam and to encourage Americans of all faiths meet their Muslims neighbors.