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    Hawaii's state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate "Islam Day" -- over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn't want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.

    HONOLULU -- Hawaii's state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate "Islam Day" -- over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn't want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.

    The Senate's two Republicans argued that a minority of Islamic extremists have killed many innocents in terrorist attacks.

    "I recall radical Islamists around the world cheering the horrors of 9/11. That is the day all civilized people of all religions should remember," said Republican Sen. Fred Hemmings to the applause of more than 100 people gathered in the Senate to oppose a separate issue -- same-sex civil unions.

    The resolution to proclaim Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day passed the Senate on a 22-3 vote. It had previously passed the House and now goes to Republican Gov. Linda Lingle.

    The bill seeks to recognize "the rich religious, scientific, cultural and artistic contributions" that Islam and the Islamic world have made. It does not call for any spending or organized celebration of Islam Day.

    "We are a state of tolerance. We understand that people have different beliefs," said Sen. Will Espero, a Democrat. "We may not all agree on every single item and issue out there, but to say and highlight the negativity of the Islamic people is an insult to the majority" of believers "who are good law-abiding citizens of the world."

    But Republican Sen. Sam Slom argued that the United States has become too sympathetic toward Islamic extremists.

    "I don't think there's any country in the history of the world that has been more tolerant than the United States of America, and because of that tolerance, we've looked the other way a lot of times, and many thousands of our citizens have been killed by terrorists," said Slom, a Republican.

    The lone Democrat voting against the bill opposed it on church-state separation fears.
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    Right, but Usama Obama won't recognize The National Day of Prayer. Tell me he's not a closet Muslim.
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    Though I don't see this as some example of the erosion of our national identity or whatever and I don't see this as Islam encroaching upon our society, I DO see this as more of the same old tired pandering "outreach" crap that gives politicians nothing more than a chance to pat themselves on the back for being so "compassionate" and "tolerant."

    What the hell do we need an "Islam Day?"

    But then again, we have so many other days, why the hell not...but since we're rolling with it, I'd like a Jew Day, a Zoorastrian Day, a Hindu Day, and a Spaghetti Monster Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    Though I don't see this as some example of the erosion of our national identity or whatever and I don't see this as Islam encroaching upon our society, I DO see this as more of the same old tired pandering "outreach" crap that gives politicians nothing more than a chance to pat themselves on the back for being so "compassionate" and "tolerant."

    What the hell do we need an "Islam Day?"

    But then again, we have so many other days, why the hell not...but since we're rolling with it, I'd like a Jew Day, a Zoorastrian Day, a Hindu Day, and a Spaghetti Monster Day.
    You forgot Cookie Monster Day.
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    We have xmas, easter, palm sunday, holy thursday, good friday, and many other christian style holidays. And like broken said, there's many other ethnic holiday's that are at least recognized here. Personally, I think legislators passing any sort of bill that pertains to any kind of religion is bullshit. but that's me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    Right, but Usama Obama won't recognize The National Day of Prayer. Tell me he's not a closet Muslim.
    He's not a closet Muslim. And even if he were, so what.

    Every major religion in the world (except possibly Buddhism) has been tagged as "responsible" for some kind of horrific crime against humanity based solely on someone's twisted interpretation. If you wanna hate Muslims, fine. But at least ask yourself why you hate it and if that reason truly can't be applied to another religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabby gabbster View Post
    We have xmas, easter, palm sunday, holy thursday, good friday, and many other christian style holidays. And like broken said, there's many other ethnic holiday's that are at least recognized here. Personally, I think legislators passing any sort of bill that pertains to any kind of religion is bullshit. but that's me.

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    If any lawmakers tried to make a "Christian Day" in today's time, you'd see the ACLU, UN, and everybody and their dog object because it violates church and state.

    Those holidays have been holidays for years, and are over commercialized anyway. To start a holiday just for the sake of one religion? That's BS. (Doesn't matter which religion is it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    didn't want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    He's not a closet Muslim. And even if he were, so what.

    Every major religion in the world (except possibly Buddhism) has been tagged as "responsible" for some kind of horrific crime against humanity based solely on someone's twisted interpretation. If you wanna hate Muslims, fine. But at least ask yourself why you hate it and if that reason truly can't be applied to another religion.

    Should I hate all Catholics simply for the acts committed against children by a number of their priests?
    I never said I hate Muslims, just wondering about our pres. Even at a campaign stop when he was running he supposedly misspoke when he said "my muslim faith" and then quickly corrected himself. Who the fuck makes that mistake. If he is a muslim it is fine with me, I could personally give a fuck, just come out and admit it already.
    I just wondered why he would opt to stop recognizing the national day of prayer. Just because a Christian President started it doesn't mean it is a christian day. It is a recognized day of prayer for all religions. Guess he didn't want to be seen wearing his skull cap kneeling on a rug facing Mecca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    I never said I hate Muslims, just wondering about our pres. Even at a campaign stop when he was running he supposedly misspoke when he said "my muslim faith" and then quickly corrected himself. Who the fuck makes that mistake. If he is a muslim it is fine with me, I could personally give a fuck, just come out and admit it already.
    I just wondered why he would opt to stop recognizing the national day of prayer. Just because a Christian President started it doesn't mean it is a christian day. It is a recognized day of prayer for all religions. Guess he didn't want to be seen wearing his skull cap kneeling on a rug facing Mecca.
    Maybe he decided that the separation of church and state should be separate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Maybe he decided that the separation of church and state should be separate.
    Well then I guess it is time to stop the Easter Egg hunts for that Christian Holiday known as Easter, on the White House lawn as well as that long standing tradition of having a White House Christmas tree. Oh yeah, no Kwanzaa bullshit either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    Well then I guess it is time to stop the Easter Egg hunts for that Christian Holiday known as Easter, on the White House lawn as well as that long standing tradition of having a White House Christmas tree. Oh yeah, no Kwanzaa bullshit either.
    What makes you think that egg hunts and decorated trees are inherent to Christianity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    Well then I guess it is time to stop the Easter Egg hunts for that Christian Holiday known as Easter, on the White House lawn as well as that long standing tradition of having a White House Christmas tree. Oh yeah, no Kwanzaa bullshit either.
    is there a bunch of state sponsored kwanzaa bullshit where you live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    is there a bunch of state sponsored kwanzaa bullshit where you live?
    Where the fuck did Kwanza come from anyway? I certainly don't remember hearing about it in the 70's, but by the 80's it was everywhere!
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