Friday, May 26, 2017

On Eve of Eid, Trump Touts "The Spirit of Ramadan," Performs Maladroit Jihadectomy

This hardly inspires confidence in the man's judgment:
WASHINGTON -- President Trump reminisced on last weekend's trip to Saudi Arabia in a message today wishing "all Muslims a joyful Ramadan" on "behalf of the American people." 
The month of fasting begins tonight and ends June 24, when Muslims begin celebrating Eid al-Fitr. 
"During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities. At its core, the spirit of Ramadan strengthens awareness of our shared obligation to reject violence, to pursue peace, and to give to those in need who are suffering from poverty or conflict," Trump said. 
"This year, the holiday begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt, acts of depravity that are directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan. Such acts only steel our resolve to defeat the terrorists and their perverted ideology."
All I can say to that whopping heap of bilge is, "Dream on, Don." Islam's founder himself ordered and presided over the beheading of every adult male member of the Banu Qurayza, a Jewish tribe. Barbaric? Sure. And, like the acts of today's jihadis, in no way contrary to "the spirit of Ramadan." 

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