Obama Issues Greetings To Mecca Pilgrims…

Weasel Zippers

Statement by the President on Hajj and Eid al-Adha — WhiteHouse.gov

Michelle and I extend our greetings for a happy Eid al-Adha to Muslims worldwide and congratulate those performing Hajj. Thousands of Muslim Americans are among those who have joined one of the world’s largest and most diverse gatherings in making the pilgrimage to Mecca and nearby sites.

As Muslims celebrate this Eid, they will also commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son by distributing food to those less fortunate around the world.  They join the United States and the international community in relief efforts to assist those struggling to survive in the Horn of Africa and those recovering from the devastating earthquake in Turkey.

The Eid and Hajj rituals are a reminder of the shared roots of the world’s Abrahamic faiths and the powerful role that faith plays in motivating communities to serve and stand with those in need.  On behalf of the American people, we extend our best wishes during this Hajj season.  Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour.

Huge asteroid headed for close encounter with Earth

Comments by 1 Dragon:  Is it coincidence that we are having the first National Emergency Alert a few hours before this asteroid is paying us a visit? Do the Liberals think the sky is falling or is it an excuse for Obama to do a little flexing.


Yahoo News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – A huge
asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the moon Tuesday, giving scientists a
rare chance for study without having to go through the time and expense of
launching a probe, officials said.


Earth’s close encounter with Asteroid 2005 YU 55 will occur at
6:28 p.m. EST (2328 GMT) Tuesday, as the space rock sails about 201,000 miles
from the planet.

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