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Hawaii lawmakers vote to celebrate 'Islam Day'

Hawaii's state Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill to celebrate "Islam Day," despite the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn't think the state should honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.

The resolution to proclaim Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day passed the Senate on a 22-3 vote Wednesday. The bill was previously passed by Hawaii's House of Representatives.

The bill recognizes what it calls "the rich religious, scientific, cultural and artistic contributions" that Islam and the Islamic world have made.

But the Senate's two Republicans argued that radical Islamists cheered the 2001 attacks. They also noted that other religions didn't have a special day honored.

The lone Democrat voting in dissent opposed it on church-state separation grounds.

Coming soon to a state near you! Now that's CHANGE we can beli

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on May. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (16)
  • I am sure that will be next lol if it was "Christian Day" the libs would gripe hard to believe the dems except for one who hollared and hollared about sep of church and state were all for this Islam Day though.Yes it's one state but still.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:28 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • What happened to the separation of church and state that the libs are always screaming about? If they are going to celebrate "islam day" then they need to celebrate "Christian day" "mormon day" hindu day" etc.
    abbynzachsmommy

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 5:17 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • It's just one step closer to another Bible prophecy being fulfilled- the martyring of Christians.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • We aren't supposed to say Merry Christmas but Islam Day is okay, alrighty then...
    It's just more of their same Hegelian agenda...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 5:41 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • no national day of prayer ceremony, but they will pass a islam day???

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 5:43 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • We aren't supposed to say Merry Christmas


    quick, someone call the WHAAAAAAAAAAAmbulance . . .


    whining about the war on xmas, it's not just for December anymore!

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 5:57 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • So, now when you arrive in Hawaii will you be given a LEI and told to PRAY?! LOL

    (Sorry, I just couldn't help myself!) :oP
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:57 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • no national day of prayer ceremony,


    uh, national. as in Federal.


    but they will pass a islam day???


    State. Hawaii's a state.


    apples and oranges


     

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 5:59 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • We aren't supposed to say Merry Christmas


    Really? When and where was that passed? All I have heard of is employers telling their employees to say Happy Holidays while at work so as not to offend their paying customers.


    I think the state should have made an Arab-American day, then the rightys wouldn't have anything to bitch about although I'm sure some would have, and ALWAYS will, found something.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 6:11 PM on May. 7, 2009