Monday, May 18, 2009

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According to the May 10th Hawaii Free Press:
Islamists have just tricked the Hawaii Legislature into celebrating Islam on September 11.

Hawaii has no Christianity Day, no Judaism Day, and no Buddhism Day--but Hawaii's Democrat Legislators--with the loud public support of Ron Paul connected Rep Kym Pine (R-Ewa)--passed a resolution to create Islam Day.

By a 22-3 vote the Hawaii Senate May 7 approved House Concurrent Resolution 100 which designates September 24, 2009 as Islam Day. The State House had quietly approved the measure without dissent March 17.

Introduced March 4 as HCR100 by Reps Faye Hanohano (D-Puna), Lyla Berg (D-Hawai`i Ka`i), and Della Au Belatti (D-Makiki) HCR100 proposed Islam Day to be "November 21, 2009, marks the anniversary of the founding of Islam . . ." But that was soon amended to HCR100HD1 which intones, "the Prophet Mohammad left his house to migrate to Madinah and reached Quba in the vicinity of Madinah on the 12th day of Rabi ul-Awwal according to the lunar calendar, or September 24th according to the Gregorian calendar, thereby marking the birth of Islam. . ." (Emphasis added)

This is false. September 24th is the date of Mohammad’s arrival in Medina according to the old Julian calendar -- which is 13 days behind the modern Gregorian calendar. The fact that "Gregorian" is mentioned in the resolution implies that somebody was considering the two calendars.

Had the Hawaii legislature intended to mark the Julian date September 24 they would have picked the Gregorian date October 7, 2009 for Islam Day. Had they wished to mark the date celebrated each year by Muslims, that would have been the "12th day of Rabi ul-Awwal" -- March 9, 2009.

But instead they picked the modern Gregorian date September 24, 2009. This day corresponds to no holiday in the Islamic calendar. But on the Julian calendar it is September 11, 2009.
(via The Anchoress, Infidels Are Cool)


Anonymous said...

People can celebrate it by killing other muslims the way so many muslims do in the name of religious dissagreements (or for most celebrants condoning the action -- but never denouncing it)

OBloodyHell said...

FYE (For your edification): An analysis of the notion of "Islam day" from a moderate Muslim I know well --


That is messed up. They don't have Islam day in Pakistan or any other country that I know of. The Prophet Mohammed was born and died on the same day (12th day of Rabi ul Awwal). Some think it was God's way of stopping morons from excessively celebrating on one day and then mourning like crazy on the other. I have never heard of anyone commemorating let alone celebrating the migration to Madina.

The days we would celebrate/commemorate are:

1) Eid ul Fitr (End of Ramadan).
2) Eid ul Adha (Abraham's sacrifice)
3) 12th Rabi ul Awwal (Prophet Mohammed's birth/death)
4) 10th Moharram (Moharram is the first month of the Islamic year, on the 10th of Moharram we fast out of respect for Prophet Moses who also used to fast on that day, plus the prophet's grandsons were killed on that day so out of respect for their death also).

There are some nights that we celebrate/commemorate, if you're interested I can list them too, they have nothing to do with this day btw. This is BS, I'm pretty sure someone was just being an ass.

Carl said...

I'm positive it is BS and someone was being an ass. I'm just surprised Hawaii fell for it.

OBloodyHell said...

Said muslim was visiting an old homestead in the USA --

I've been away for a while... was in xxx for a few days and met some people crispy fried in muslim juice and they don't celebrate this either. So I guess the non-moderates don't care about this either. Can you get me more information on who was involved with passing "Islam Day" and that too in Hawai'i :) :) :) Everyone who heard about it laughed out loud and wanted to know :)