The key points from Fox News's Todd Starnes take on the disgraceful subject:
"US Embassy in Jakarta moves Fourth of July celebration to June to accommodate Muslims
The United States Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia celebrated Independence Day a month early — to accommodate the country’s Muslim population.
It seems the Fourth of July is right smack in the middle of Ramadan this year so the embassy decided to move America’s birthday to the Fourth of June.
“We are celebrating a month early to respect the holy month of Ramadan,” Ambassador Robert Blake told a gathering at the embassy.
It sounds like every day is April Fool’s Day at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta. I wouldn’t be surprised if they observe Good Friday on a Tuesday.
The Jakarta Post reported on the holiday swap. I suppose that Muslims would be too busy with their fasting and prayers to enjoy an all-beef frank and fireworks.
And as the Obama administration constantly reminds us — we simply cannot offend Islamic sensibilities.
The State Department downplayed the change during a June 9 press briefing by pointing out that official Fourth of June celebrations are not meant for the average American living in Jakarta.
“These are not events for the American citizen population that’s resident there,” spokesman Jeff Rathke told a reporter. “It’s not like a picnic you have with your family and friends when you’re back here in the U.S. These are official events that are — the purpose of which is to represent the United States to the host nation and to the host government.”
That explanation did not set well with Jim Hanson, the executive director for the Center for Security Policy on June 10.
“I think the problem is we have become overly sensitive to Islamic sensibilities,” he told Fox & Friends. “Ramadan is a time when most Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Well, if we wanted to be courteous, we could’ve just held the celebration at night. You know what else is great after sunset, fireworks?”
Mr. Hanson has a point. Sparklers aren’t nearly as fun during daylight hours."
US Ambassador Robert O. Blake, an Obamba appointee of course, is a fucking COWARD and a dhimmi. I have never been an ambassador, nor will I ever be one, but I do know that embassies represent their sovereign states. As such, the country on whose territory an embassy finds itself, cannot have a say on what happens on the embassy's premise. I don't know if there are muslim countries of which independence day falls on Christmas and which happen to have embassies here, but of one thing you can be certain: they would NOT, repeat, NOT, move that day forward or backward out of respect for our 'sensitivities'.
Robert O. Blake, the asshole, just did such a thing. As an ambassador of the supposedly mightiest nation on the planet. Congratulations with representatives like this weasel.