Oct 5, 2007

The Resolution of Infamy

A resolution recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and expressing the "deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world" was adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives on 2 October by a vote of 376-0.

When I first heard of the proposed resolution, I was shocked beyond belief. Completely dumbfounded at how the supposed leaders of our own nation could become so desirous of somehow breaching the cultural chasm that divides the Muslim world and the Western world that they would collectively sacrifice our own nation's convictions and ardent beliefs on the altar of political correctness.

According to Keith Ellison, "The basic idea is to demonstrate not only to the Muslim world but to the whole world that the U.S. Congress is a place where all faiths are respected, all faiths are recognized, where we embrace our diversity and where we believe that the promise of America is that you may seek the Divine as you see fit within your own judgment, and in your own tradition and in your own way."

What you are going to read next might disturb you, because it is going to let you know not only the significance of this resolution to the Muslim world, but even more so, the profound significance of the date when it was passed.

If you are going to pass a resolution recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, then logic would seem to dictate that you issue and pass the resolution when Ramadan begins. While the resolution was first introduced on the 5th of September, it would not be passed until the 2nd of October. This year, Ramadan started on Thursday, the 13th of September and it ends on Friday, the 12th of October. Why would anyone wait until Ramadan is almost over to pass the resolution?

We often hear of our nation's intelligence experts scouring through the messages and videotapes of Al Qaeda looking for clues that might serve to embolden, radicalize or even signal Islam's extremists. They need to look no further than our own nation's capitol and the passing of this resolution.

The resolution was voted on and ultimately passed on 2 October 2007, an auspicious day that marks not the beginning of the last ten days of Ramadan and of Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Power) but the anniversary of the Conquest of Mecca which took place on the 20th day of Ramadan in the year 8 AH (630 AD). The resolution signed by the United States Congress on 2 October 2007 (20 Ramadan 1428) holds a profound significance to Muslims around the globe and throughout the Muslim world by commemorating one of the most important events in Islamic history, the Conquest of Mecca, and the acquiescence of Abu Sufyan ibn Harb and the inhabitants of Mecca to the superiority of Islam.

"On the eve of the conquest, Abu Sufyan adopted Islam. When asked by Muhammad, he conceded that the Meccan gods had proved powerless and that there were indeed "no god but Allah", the first part of the Islamic affirmation of faith. When asked about the second part, the prophethood of Muhammad, Abu Sufyan still expressed some doubt but eventually yielded."

For Muslims, this seminal event marked the ultimate victory of the Islamic forces in Arabia and the beginning of a new era in the history of mankind. For Muslims, the month of Ramadan is more than just the month of fasting or personal piety. The month recalls the past, taking one to the very foundations of Islam, and prods one to mull over the significance of Islam's historic events. For many Muslims overseas, and especially those with a propensity for extremism the resolution of 2 October 2007 (20 Ramadan 1428) has a profound significance that almost goes beyond description, inspiring and helping to radicalize many into believing that with the help of Allah, Americans like the Meccans before them can be defeated and made to submit to the will of Allah.


  1. Lao, you are the man
    great post

    I will likely link to this one on my own next post as I was working on a whole "Ya big Dhimmy" thang.

    ~ Spleenie Fellini

  2. Hey thanks Babbazee.

    You know one of these days if I ever get any *support here* I'm going to hire me a proofreader to correct my grammar. I've went though this a few times to correct some grammar mistakes. Hope I got them all.

  3. Lao I have the same problem!

    I had to correct my last post 3 times. Maybe we can proofread each other

  4. Anonymous4:20 AM

    Congress Crosses the Line. Where is the Outrage?

    Muslims Against Sharia condemn politically correct cowardice of the United States Congress. We call on every American Muslims to contact their congressmen, and voice their disgust with Congress' blatant disregard for the United States Constitution.

    Congressional Resolution HRES 635 EH:
    "House of Representatives ... acknowledges the onset of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal"

    First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"

  5. There will be no outrage; the socialists are winning the war in the US. They have successfully infiltrated and fully undermined the Democratic party, and are making great inroads to do the same to the Republicans. J. Q. Public is at the Mall, or watching the bread and circus acts on the boob tube. They pay no attention to the men behind the curtain, undermining the foundations their safety and security are built on.


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