and shows just how far our congress will stoop to appease those who wish to kill and subjugate us.
376 of our representatives voted for this; 42 (41 Republicans; 1 Democrat) voted "present"; 14 did not vote and NONE voted No. The 42 voting present were "troubled", but apparently not troubled enough to vote No. Why?
Not surprisingly, one of the sponsors of this resolution was Keith Ellison, our first muslim congressman. His ranting can be found in this article: "US House Passes Historic Ramadan Resolution" at USINFO.STATE.GOV here.
In reviewing the roll call of H. Res 635 Recognizing the Commencement of Ramadan, the islamic Holy Month of Fasting...., I noticed all but one of my state's congressional representatives voted "aye"...including Gabrielle Giffords and Raul Grijalva. The lone holdout, voting present, was Republican Trent Franks. GovTrack.us has the entire breakdown by state of this vote here.
Here is the article I received in my email, in its entirety:
Political Correctness On Display In Washington
As U.S. House Passes First-Ever Resolution
Honoring Islam and
An Important Message from Brigitte Gabriel
For the first time ever, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a 376 – 0 vote, passed a resolution honoring the Islamic holiday and commending Muslims for their faith.
, one of 42 voting “present,” in a press release after the vote cited the resolution as "an example of the degree to which political correctness has captured the political and media elite" in America. He further stated: “I am not opposed to commending any religion for their faith. The problem is that any attempt to do so for Jews or Christians is immediately condemned as ’breaching’ the non-existent line between Church and State by the same elite.”
Congressman Scott Garrett commented that in his five years in Congress he could not remember a resolution honoring or . As of this morning, a search by the ACT for America staff had not uncovered any resolution in the past 20 years honoring a Jewish holiday.
Other Members of Congress expressed being “troubled” by the resolution. Yet it passed without a single “no” vote. Why? And why the special treatment of an Islamic holiday?
Because politically correct treatment of Islam is growing, and the pressures in Washington to knuckle under to this political correctness have become extremely intense. I heard this loud and clear from Members of Congress when I spoke on Capitol Hill on September 10th. We know there are Members up there who are deeply concerned, and deeply troubled, by the growing and glowing affirmation of Islam, given Islam’s past and current history of violence, brutality, terrorism and intolerance. These congressmen and women need to know that there are millions of Americans who share their concerns. These congressmen and women need to know that there are millions of Americans who understand that Islam, especially militant Islam, has not been a religion of peace, and is, in fact, the major threat to peace and liberty in the world today.
This is why building ACT for America’s citizen action network is so immensely important. That’s why we need the help of every concerned citizen. As we build our chapter network, as we add tens of thousands, then hundreds of thousands, then millions of concerned Americans to this grassroots network, elected officials everywhere will know that there is another voice in this great country, a voice of the people who will not be intimidated by, nor bow to, political correctness. Our allies in the Congress and the state legislatures will know it. So will those who put their finger in the wind to determine which way they vote!
With over 220 people volunteering to lead chapters in nearly 40 states and four foreign countries, we’ve gotten off to a great start.
ACTION ITEM #1: I’m asking everyone reading this to get involved in the ACT for America chapter network by clicking here.
ACTION ITEM #2: Then, forward this email to every person you know and urge them to join us.
ACTION ITEM #3: And finally, Contact your Member of Congress about this resolution and let him/her know how you feel about their vote. While you’re at it, please ask them:
Will you offer a congressional resolution calling on American Muslim Imams to issue fatwas against , , and the rest of the barbaric organizations killing innocent people in the name of Islam?
Will you offer a congressional resolution calling for the closing of the mosques and Islamic organizations in America that teach children that Christians and Jews are apes and pigs…that teach children to hate for Allah’s sake...that teach children it is the religious duty of every Muslim to overthrow America’s constitutional government and replace it with Islamic government under sharia law...that teach children that in order to fulfill the sacred obligation of Jihad they must invade the Western heartland and struggle to overcome it until all the world shouts by the name of the prophet Mohammad?
Will you offer a congressional resolution calling for the closure of Islamic paramilitary camps that exist on American soil, compounds where militants are being trained in the tactics of armed Jihad?
Together, we must rise in defense of America,
P.O. Box 6884
As we all know, Brigitte Gabriel is the founder of American Congress for Truth and the bestselling author of "Because They Hate". I would urge all readers to visit her site and her archives for a very well rounded education on the actual dangers we face. Don't take my word for it--take the word of someone who has actually lived it.
And, while you ponder this post, ask yourself why congress is so intent on appeasing this barbaric social ideology. Ask yourself what is Ellison's TRUE agenda? And why is "commending" the celebration of ramadan so important while tossing Judeo-Christian values under the bus?
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