“Not a victim of the sequestration…”
Sending both his and Michelle’s “warmest greetings” to Muslims around the globe, Barack Obama gifted an additional quarter billion dollars to the Muslims in Syria, as posted by the Borneo Post (of Malaysia) on Aug. 10, 2013.
With the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan comes the Feast of the Fast-Breaking, better known in the Islamic world as Eid al-Fitr. The Obamas announced via their press secretary both their best regards to the followers of Mohammed as well as the availability of $195,000,000 in addition to the $1 billion American taxpayers have already sent to the war-torn West Asian nation.
Not a Victim of the Sequestration…
A release by the White House explains:
To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began.
For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration.
Obama’s Muddled Message…
It was unclear whether Obama authorized the pile of cash to go to the regime of President Bashar Hafez al-Assad or to al-Qaeda allied rebels Obama has publicly supported.
Although the expressions of Obama’s largesse specifically mentions the suffering of Syria’s Muslim civilians, no mention is made of the Christians who constitute 10 percent of Syria’s population.
The First Couple ended their Eid al-Fitr message with the traditional Islamic salutation: Eid Mubarak (loosely translated, Blessed Holy Day).