Obama’s Ramadan Guest List Omits Controversial Attendees

An update on Obama’s Ramadan dinner at the White House where he stated, among other things, that “these are quintessentially American celebrations.”

It seems the guest list was void of any controversial Muslim Brotherhood-linked folks. Hey, there’s no need to rewrite history if you can prevent it from being written in the first place.

via Iftar Guest List | Controversial Attendees | Muslim Leaders | The Daily Caller.

The White House’s published guest list for this year’s Ramadan Iftar dinner was much shorter than previous years’ roster. It excluded the names of several controversial advocates who have attended the event in the past, including some who The Daily Caller can confirm did attend on Wednesday night.

“It was a squeaky clean list,” said Durriya Badani, director of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, an annual event organized by the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center and the Qatari government. The guests on the published list are “not controversial at all,” said Badani, whose name is on the list the White House provided to reporters.

“It was a lot more low-key … It was a more intimate event this year,” said Haris Tarin, the Washington director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, whose invitation was kept off the published list. “I have no idea why they didn’t publish [MPAC’s invite] … I’m going to learn about that a little bit more,” he told The Daily Caller.

Mohamed Magid [background] also attended but did not appear on the White House’s publish list. Magid is imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque in Northern Virginia and the current president of the Islamic Society of North America. Along with MPAC, Magid’s two organizations have drawn criticism from a loose network of online critics who claim they are sympathetic to Islamist groups.

Whether intentional or not, the shorter list limited the risk of a political embarrassment for the White House because it downplayed the attendance of several ideological Islamist groups, including MPAC, said Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a pro-Western Muslim group. But the White House also failed to invite any of the 25 pro-liberty American Muslim groups and individuals in Jasser’s American Islamic Leadership Coalition, he said.

Does the Daily Caller author Neil Munro actually believe leaving Muslim Brotherhood-linked individuals was not intentional? An oversight perhaps? He might if he believes that it’s just a “loose network of online critics who claim” the names in question are Islamists. Is Jasser part of that loose network?

included were numerous ambassadors from Islamic countries that do not accept democracy or welcome non-Islamic religions. These included Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and both Yemen and Bahrain, whose governments have violently suppressed public demonstrations this year.

Obama, Jasser complained, “has not been clear on what America stands for, on the freedom agenda in the Middle East, [so] he ends up at an Iftar dinner that panders to ambassadors” who oppose American’s vision of freedom, Jasser said.

As we linked to originally, the LA Times was privy to the White House’s guest list. Interestingly, it features four congressmen – all Democrats and all black. At least two are Muslims. A representative of the OIC is also on the list. So much for squeaky clean.

17 Responses

  1. Would love to see list of 200 room (Occuppiers) of rooms when his majesty the baby was in London.

  2. More transparency from the Obama regime. [heavy sarcasm]

  3. If there has ever been a time for a massive exorcism it is this bunch of savage goat herding camel humpers. This digusts me that first we have an illegal communist muslim, goat herding camel humper in the WH named Barack Hussein Obama, & now we have these savages sitting in our White House.

    It is our White House, it does not belong to these 7th century savage, vile, evil madmen who wish to kill all infidels.

    I am honored to be an Infidel. God Bless the Infidels. May God bring down his judgement on this evil filth soon, very soon. AMEN

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  5. I”ve given up hope that you Americans will EVER understand that your President IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN A MUSLIM! Everything he says and does screams it. How much proof do you need?! If you love your country you need to vote this man out–ASAP.

  6. Wow. Clearly the Democrats are on the radical Islamist payroll. This has got to be investigated and outed in the MSM.

    I know Obama thinks he’s co-opting the “enemy” (and getting paid), but so did Neville Chamberlain.

  7. I fervently pray that when Pres. Palin takes office in Jan. 2013, she cancels ALL official religious dinners within the White House – even forgoing a Passover Seder if that would make it look like she’s being even-handed. But remember our 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson, who studied up on, understood and sent a small fleet to destroy the muzzies of North Africa back in the early 19th century!! NO MORE IFTAR DINNERS AT THE WH – PERIOD!!

    RE that Passover Seder: I’d suggest that she and Todd attend a private one in someone’s home instead.

    What I wouldn’t pass judgment on, however, would be the symbolic Christmas Tree lighting ceremoney and the Easter Egg hunt on the /South Lawn. All other celebrations should be personal/private – NOT in any way “official!!”

    • America was founded on Judeo-Christian values. No need to eliminate seders, we should both be celebrated. We are adament about Islam because of its advocacy of intolerence, hatred, murder and cult like behaviors. She needs to declare it a cult and can no longer enjoy the benefits that non-profits and other legitimate religions enjoy in this country. Radical Islam need to be illegal in this country, and not allowed to practice their seditious ways openly. There is no loyalty to the US, only to Islam. After all, we don’t recognize Wicca, Voodooism and other religions that do not fall into specific categories. They do not deserve an equal hand. Beware of Perry and Christie(if he jumps in). They are advocates of Islam and refuse to recognize the dangers.

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  10. This president is a joke. If he had been honest & stated he was a muslim & that he intended to ensure the muslim faith became a part of US culture etc…He would never have been president! This man is going to be the downfall of the United States of America. This man must be voted out, he is nothing but a liar & a very evil man. He has only one agenda and that is Islam….I only hope people will vote against him before its too late

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