The Fourth of July came early this year at the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia.

The embassy celebrated Independence Day on June 4 out of respect for Ramadan, which runs for one month, starting on June 17.

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake told the Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s English language newspaper, that the theme of the event was green development.

Jim Hanson, a former Special Forces weapons sergeant, weighed in on the rescheduled Independence Day this morning on “Fox and Friends.”

“I think the problem is we’ve become overly sensitive to Islamic sensibilities,” he said.

Hanson noted that Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, and he said that the embassy could have been courteous by celebrating Independence Day after sunset.

He also slammed the Independence Day celebration's theme of going green.

“Last time I checked, [Independence Day] wasn’t about green energy, it was about self-evident truths, all men created equal, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” he said.

He continued, “I think that this administration seems to have lost its way and lost the entire concept of what makes America great. There’s nothing wrong with standing up for what’s great about America. We are the exceptional nation – we should act like it.”


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