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May 13, 2009
Hey Hawaii: About 'Islam Day' (Updated)
As recently noted in American Thinker, Hawaii’s state legislature has passed a resolution declaring September 24, 2009 as “Islam Day.”
The Hawaiian legislature has some explaining to do. According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey, Islam is at the bottom of the list of religions in Hawaii … as far as actual numbers are concerned. Here is the result of the extensive poll:
Religious Tradition % of population in Hawaii
Evangelical Protestant 26%
Roman Catholic 22%
Mainline Protestant 18%
Jehovah’s Witness 2%
Other faiths 2%
Orthodox Christian 0.5%
Black Protestant 0.5%
Other Christian 0.5%
Other world religions 0.5%
Islam is tied for last place, if one is counting its number of followers, in Hawaii. But in the hearts and minds of the Hawaiian state legislature Islam is worthy of a recognition not given to nearly a dozen other mainstream religions.
It makes a person wonder, “Why Islam, Hawaii?"
Andrew Bolt is reporting today from Australia's Courier Mail that 'Islam Day' will not be repeated after 2009. There apparently are only 4,000 Muslims in the entire state of Hawaii. The state legislature has reportedly heard from the remainder of its non-Islamic constituents on this subject. They were not happy.
This still begs the question of why an "Islam Day" at all in Hawaii?
Hat tip: John McMahon