Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Proud Family

Uninformed cretin that I am, when I read on Gateway Pundit about Obama's granny going to participate in the Hajj, I had to go look up what it was. Duh.

If you are informed like I was, be so no more. According to the BBC:

"The Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam, which every adult Muslim must undertake at least once in their life if they can afford it and are physically able.

Every year about two million Muslims converge on Mecca - the holiest place in Islam - to take part in an event which combines piety and passion. Many Muslims save for years in order to perform the pilgrimage. They often have to travel thousands of miles. Then, once they arrive, they must brave vast crowds and the fierce heat of the desert as they perform the Hajj rituals."

Granny and Obama's extended family attended the inauguration and posed for the above picture with BHO. The Daily Mail captions the photo as follows:

"Proud family: US President Barack Obama greets members of his British and African-based family at the White House following his inauguration, including half-brother Abongo, far left, and stepmother Kezia, in yellow. He is also surrounded by his half-brother Abongo, his sister-in-law, niece, nephew and other relatives, who all travelled [sic] from Kenya and were in the VIP enclosure for his inauguration in January."

Why isn't Michelle in the picture?

Go to Gateway Pundit for the breakdown on Who's Who in that photo and also for an explanation of who is footing the bill for granny's trip (no, not BHO.)

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Donald Douglas said...

Yeah, it's the pilgrimage...

I'll just be glad for 2012, and a chance to vote this guy out!

Jordan said...

Maybe she's off buying $600 slippers.

Also, Linkage!

Pat said...

Maybe she's taking the picture. It doesn't have the photo quality of an official White House Photograph. The two daughters aren't in it either, which is kind of odd.

yukio ngaby said...

I wonder why we never see nor hardly hear about anyone from Obama's white side of his family?

snaggletoothie said...

About ten years ago PBS aired a documentary shot at the Hajj. Kaffirs like myself will never see Mecca first hand because if I walked down a street of that city it would be polluted beyond belief.
One of the main things I remember from that film was that many black Muslims (most of them living in Africa) complained a lot about how they are treated as second class citizens. Also there were gigantically large crowds everywhere.