Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Bill to Create ‘Islam Day’ and Ban Prayer in the Senate

By Kelly Chernenkoff (5/6/09) via Fox News

H/T to the Waking Giant for reminding us how stupid we are for letting this happen! There are other instances of Islamic Celebration weaving through our schools and local governments while prayer is banned in the same localities.  Since when does separation of church and state exempt Islam while targeting Christianity?  Since we let it………

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HONOLULU — Hawaii’s state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to  celebrate “Islam  Day” — over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn’t want to  honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.



The Senate’s two Republicans argued that a minority of Islamic extremists  have killed many innocents in terrorist attacks.

“I recall radical Islamists around the world cheering the horrors of 9/11.  That is the day all civilized people of all religions should remember,” said  Republican Sen. Fred Hemmings to the applause of more than 100 people gathered  in the Senate to oppose a separate issue — same-sex civil unions.

The resolution to proclaim Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day passed the Senate on  a 22-3 vote. It had previously passed the House and now goes to Republican Gov. Linda  Lingle.

The bill seeks to recognize “the rich religious, scientific, cultural and  artistic contributions” that Islam and the Islamic world have made. It does not  call for any spending or organized celebration of Islam Day.

“We are a state of tolerance. We understand that people have different  beliefs,” said Sen. Will Espero, a Democrat. “We may not all agree on every  single item and issue out there, but to say and highlight the negativity of the  Islamic people is an insult to the majority” of believers “who are good  law-abiding citizens of the world.”

But Republican Sen. Sam Slom argued that the United  States has become too sympathetic toward Islamic extremists.

“I don’t think there’s any country in the history of the world that has been  more tolerant than the United States of America, and because of that tolerance,  we’ve looked the other way a lot of times, and many thousands of our citizens  have been killed by terrorists,” said Slom, a Republican.

The lone Democrat voting against the bill opposed it on church-state  separation fears.

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3 thoughts on “Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Bill to Create ‘Islam Day’ and Ban Prayer in the Senate

  1. Yawn. You do realize this was passed nearly 3 years ago? It is not a holiday but a symbolic day of recognition? No state funds are allocated? There is no prayer in schools, government, or other such facilities associated with it.

    And you do of course realize that despite our seperation of church and state major christian holidays are indeed full legal holidays?

    And of course the ban on prayer in the state senate applies to all faiths?

    • I do know that the Islamic Celebration day was passed three years ago, see the date of article, however the vote to ban prayer in the Senate was just passed last year. Christmas is the only Christian holiday that is a legal holiday and we are still a Christian nation. Some states and schools have declared or are considering declaring several Islamic holidays as legal holidays. Why honor the religion that wants to kill us and punish the ones our nation was founded on? Could you build a church in Saudi Arabia – you would be killed for owning a bible. Christians and churches are routinely being destroyed in the middle east – we can’t allow the beast a foothold here!

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