U.S. Embassy Removes July 4th Celebration Out of ‘Respect’ for ISLAM

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by Gina Cassini | Top Right News

This is one you have to read to believe.

At the US embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, U.S. delegates celebrated the American Independence Day holiday one month early “out of respect” for the Muslim Ramadan month, which began on June 5th and lasts for one month.

Um, what?

From American Thinker (via Jason Stevens):

In a mind-boggling gesture of official US Government dhimmitude, the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia celebrated our sacred Independence Day holiday on June 4, so as to avoid any conflict with the month-long Ramadan celebration.

If you think any Islamic countries – there are 57 of them (not counting ISIS) that count themselves officially Islamic – will move their DC embassy’s celebration of Ramadan to accommodate our Independence holiday, I have some bridges to sell you. …

Officially, embassies are the national territory of the country being represented, not of the host country. So there is no need to accommodate local sensibilities in celebrating our most sacred national holiday. …

This is a moment of national dhimmitude and deep shame.

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There’s more on the story from Jakarta Post via Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch:

The United States Embassy enjoyed its annual 4th of July celebration on Thursday, June 4, one month early, in order to respect the upcoming Ramadhan month, which will begin on June 17 and last for one month.

US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake and US Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian presided over the festivities, which involved brass band renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner and the Indonesian national anthem, Indonesia Raya.

Blake explained that the theme of the event leaned toward “green” development, which supported the US’ focus on building and promoting a green economy and more environmentally sustainable development.

He also praised Indonesia’s performance as a fully functioning democracy, aiming for further collaboration between the two countries in the years to come.

“The US will continue to support Indonesia in the future through its democratic achievements. Democracy is an American value which we have championed since [the country’s birth in] 1776,” Blake told the crowd during the festivities at his residence near Taman Suropati, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.

He added that moving the 4th of July celebrations to June 4 was one done out of respect for the upcoming Ramadhan month, which will last from June 17 to July 17. …

Would Islamic countries ever return the favor by changing their calendar to accommodate U.S. or western traditions? Not on your life. In fact, in the U.S. Muslim immigrants are forever making demands for us to accommodate their special needs, whether putting Islamic prayer rooms in schools, foot washing stations in airports, or Halal-compliant food bank grub.

Of course, we are fools if we kowtow to such demands.

But for the Obama Administration to censor our own national Independence Day because it might offend a Muslim nation is beneath contempt.

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