MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration
Needs Related to Gaza
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the “Act”), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
Thanks President Barack! Can you now please stop sending aid to Israel who doesn’t need it. Thanks.
This was President Barack Obama’s interview with Al-Arabiya TV. Shout out to Tariq for this. The interviewer is Hisham Melhem who is the bureau chief of Al-Arabiya TV in the DC office. Al-Arabiya TV is partly owned by the Middle East Broadcasting company (MBC) and is head quartered in Dubai.
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.
To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West: Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
The bold text is what I liked.
Funny side note: Notice how he said Christians, then Muslims and then Jews. Yeah we came second! Haha! Usually the Jews do.
Obama haters/lovers please commence with your commets!
I think this is an amazing idea. Really innovative and if it really does go to the Obama government then we can bring about real serious change. Basically how this works is any user who registers at Open For Questions can submit questions and vote yes or no to questions that are already submitted. I did a quick search for the keyword “israel” and found a lot of positive questions that have a lot of “yes’s” that made me extremely happy.
I request everyone to share 2-3 minutes by registering for this site and submitting your questions as well as voting yes to the questions that matter to you most. Especially the ones related to Islam, Muslims and the Muslim world.
I’m sure many of you have heard about the news lately. I don’t need to bring it up here. It got be thinking though, would Malcolm X (rah.) support Barack Obama? Based on his lectures, articles and autobiography that we have from his legacy, one can assume that after he performed Hajj he was open and relax on his views of White Americans and non-Muslim Black Americans.
In my own personal opnion, I think he’d be just like Imam Siraj or Imam Zaid or any of the Black American Muslim leaders we have today. I think he’d also be extremely critical and question Obama on all his motives and moves.
There is a lot of love and hate in the Muslim blogosphere regarding Obama and his moves after he became President-elect. I’m neutral right now, because Bush is still the President until Jan. 20, 2009. That’s more than 2 months of Bush’s policies. Obama can select all the people he wants in his cabinet and talk about all his policy changes, but nothing will happen until January 21, 2009.
Now the Obama lovers and haters have a few things in common. They fail realize that Obama is:
…not a Muslim, so he’s not subject to the Qur’an and Sunnah
…not in control, because Bush still is.
…not the best President ever since [insert current best President], because he has not even started his Presidency.
…not perfect. He’s not even close to being perfect. He’s made many mistakes in his campaign of which Ralph Nader highlighted a few. He’s also made mistakes as a Senator (voting for the billion dollar bail out plan which gave the crooks more money to thrive off of).
…not going to please everyone. He will especially not please Muslims, because many of us don’t really care about American politics nor participate in the government. So those who don’t care, will not be cared for.
…not going to stop killing Muslims.
And lastly the most important fact to remember is that Barack Obama is President-ELECT. He will be the President of the United States of America and Commander-in-Chief on January 20, 2009, inshaAllah.
Remember, we still have more than 2 months of Bush!