America’s Muslim president, Barack Hussein Obama, sent a message to Donald Trump today in a statement marking the end of Ramadan (preceded by the White House dinner he hosted for Muslims at the beginning of Ramadan), calling on Americans to renew their ‘commitment’ (whose commitment?) to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia…while AGAIN falsely crediting Muslims for accomplishments in America they had no part in.
Politico “Muslim Americans have been part of our American family since its founding,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House on the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. “This Eid, we recommit to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia, while celebrating the contributions of Muslim Americans around the country, including one of our finest, the People’s Champion Muhammad Ali, to whom we bade farewell this Ramadan.”
“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” (Maybe Obama can tell that to all the Christians and gays being executed in the Middle East)
Eid celebrations remind the country that it was built by people of all backgrounds, said Obama, who praised Muslim Americans for making America stronger before acknowledging a series of recent attacks around the world “that broke our hearts and tried our souls.”
“I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed” (Remember, Obama CLAIMS to be a Christian, but he’s known Islam longer than he’s known Christianity?)
“Our prayers are with the hundreds of innocent lives, many of them Muslim, taken during the month of Ramadan in places like Orlando, Istanbul, Dhaka, Baghdad, and Medina,” he said. “Here at home, we’ve also seen a rise in attacks against Muslim Americans. No one should ever feel afraid or unsafe in their place of worship.”
“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.” (Which country would that be – Indonesia?)
“In the face of hate,” he added, “it’s our American values and strength that bring us together to stand in solidarity and protect one another—thereby, making our Nation stronger and safer.”
“Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.” (Tell that to the nice peace loving Christian and Yazidi communities that are being made extinct by Muslims and the Israelis who live under constant threat of annihilation by Iran)
Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, in December proposed temporarily banning Muslims from entering the country. He seemed to expand his proposal last month in the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, when he vowed to “suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies until we understand how to end these threats.”
“In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.” (You mean those same communities that keep girls from attending school and force non-Muslim boys to study Islam?)
At the start of Ramadan, Obama stood in solidarity with Muslim Americans “in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights,” he said in a statement last month.
As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.” (Would that include all the inventions by others that Muslims claimed as their own when they invaded their countries?)