Sunday, May 21, 2017

Our Moron in Chief on Islam

World's greatest phony

by Hemant Mehta

In what appears to be a dramatic shift from the tone of his election campaign, Donald Trump embraced Islam, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East in general during his first foreign speech today.

Trump, who in 2015 called for a blanket ban on all Muslims traveling to the United States, called Islam “one of the world’s great faiths” and acknowledged that most victims of terrorist attacks are themselves Muslims. He didn’t use the words “radical Islamic terrorism,” as he is fond of doing — and so fond of criticizing other people for not doing.

In fact, Trump said terrorists “falsely” invoke God’s name.

“This is a battle between good and evil,” he said. “Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith.”

“Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death,” Trump continued, delivering the speech during his first foreign trip as president.

Trump added that, “with God’s help,” the Arabic Islamic American Summit will mark “the beginning of the end” of extremist ideologies and terrorism.

With several references to religion, including numerous prayers and claims that the foreign visit will bring “blessed news” to both nations involved, Trump hailed the Saudi kingdom as a “fabulous place” and the location of some of the “holiest sites.”

Again, Trump’s language while abroad conflicts with his own past statements. On Sept. 11, 2014, for example, Trump retweeted someone saying “Saudi Arabia are nothing but mouth pieces, bullies, cowards. They have the money, but no guts.”

Rob's comment:
What a moron! And of course a hypocrite. His earlier opinion of Saudi Arabia was closer to the truth, but even that was only pandering to the Repug right wing. Trump doesn't know or care anything about Islam or any other religion.

Saudi Arabia is a "fabulous place" if you think treating women as second class citizens is fabulous and killing gay people is justified under that "great faith."

See also Here's Why the Saudis Love Trump and Trump's Sunni Strategy.

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