Saturday, August 11, 2012

The PJ Tatler » Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner, Notes Thomas Jefferson’s Koran

Obama LIED again.  Jefferson did not hold a Iftar Dinner. To accommodate his guest's religious obligation, Jefferson's invitation to the President's House on December 9 changed the time of dinner from the usual "half after three" to "precisely at sunset. This was just a accommodation based on not wanting to offend a guest. At no point was it considered a Iftar Dinner by President Jefferson and the dinner even started with a prayer from a pastor.

The PJ Tatler » Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner, Notes Thomas Jefferson’s Koran: "The Romney campaign let loose with the announcement that their VP pick would soon be announced late Friday night, just as President Obama’s Iftar dinner was still settling.

Obama hosted the Ramadan dinner at the White House after sundown, serving garden salad, thyme-roasted natural chicken, farmstand vegetable ratatouille, and vanilla peach sesame halvah crunch to guests who had been fasting all day.

Attendees includes the two Muslim members of Congress, Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Andre Carson (D-Ind.). Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), whose district includes part of Dearborn, Mich., also came.

Dozens of ambassadors ranging from Nigeria to Yemen were also on the guest list.

“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,” Obama said"
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