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Does every government department have a statement on Ramadan?

September 10, 2009

Or is it just the Department of the Treasury?

August 26, 2009

Treasury Department Statement Marking the Beginning of Ramadan

As Ramadan begins, the U.S. Department of the Treasury recognizes the particular importance of charitable giving throughout the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims in America and around the world.  Charitable giving is a fundamental characteristic of many faiths, and zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a sacred obligation for Muslims.

Treasury underscores its support for the important work of the charitable sector in providing essential services to those in need, both at home and abroad.  Treasury remains committed to strengthening its engagement with the donor community and the charitable sector to support their efforts while at the same time, safeguarding charities from abuse by terrorist organizations.‪‪ In recent years, the charitable sector has taken significant steps to promote transparency and to guard against such abuse.

We look forward to strengthening our partnership with the charitable sector and the donor community to further advance our shared objective of protecting legitimate charitable activity.

Funny but I couldn’t find a similar statement about Christmas or Hanukkah or other religious holidays.  Hmmm.

Maybe I could offer a shorter version of the statement.  “We know that some Muslim “charities” actually fund terrorists.  You know we know so don’t give your zakat to the terrorists.  Please.”

One Comment leave one →
  1. American Delight permalink
    August 23, 2010 10:35 am

    Good point & good summary! Treasury has little interest in Christmas or Hanukkah, nor should they, since Jews and Christians don’t donate millions of dollars during their holiest seasons to terrorists overseas during.

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