White House Hosts Iftar Dinner (Again)

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Air Date: August 20, 2012

Host: Vic Eliason

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President Obama has stated that he’s a Christian and he has emphasized the importance of our faith. But what does he mean when he says he’s a Christian? Does he have a track record during his first term to prove it or are there examples showing him acting counter to his spoken allegiance?

Vic played a clip of President Obama addressing the fourth annual Iftar dinner held in the State Dining Room of the White House on Friday evening August 10th. The Iftar is the meal that breaks the day of fasting during Ramadan, when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset.

This celebration, that started with Bill Clinton and continued with George W. Bush, isn’t limited to the recognition it gets from the White House. For example, Janet Napolitano hosted the 2nd annual Department of Homeland Security Iftar dinner.

Vic also talks about Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Abedin’s alleged connections to the Muslim Brotherhood; Tony Blair’s warning of Islamic extremism to a “sleeping” Western world and more.

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