We are at the start of Ramadan, a holy month of the Islamic calendar.
Here, in its entirety, is the statement about Ramadan from our “Muslim-hating” President, Donald Trump:
On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan.
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.
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.
On my recent visit to Saudi Arabia, I had the honor of meeting with the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations. There, in the land of the two holiest sites in the Muslim world, we gathered to deliver together an emphatic message of partnership for the sake of peace, security, and prosperity for our countries and for the world.
I reiterate my message delivered in Riyadh: America will always stand with our partners against terrorism and the ideology that fuels it. During this month of Ramadan, let us be resolved to spare no measure so that we may ensure that future generations will be free of this scourge and able to worship and commune in peace.
I extend my best wishes to Muslims everywhere for a blessed month as you observe the Ramadan traditions of charity, fasting, and prayer. May God bless you and your families.
Anyone have a problem with this? Anyone think it shows hatred toward all Muslims?
Well, yes. Here is the Washington Post’s headline:
Trump’s statement on Ramadan is almost entirely about terrorism
I kid you not. That’s the headline. I guess they missed the first, second and last paragraph of the statement…which comprise half the entire statement and have not one word about terrirosm.
I guess they also missed the fact that, in the other three paragraphs, the statement took pains to differentiate between Muslims in general and people who use Islam as the basis to commit acts of terrorism.
Has the Washington Post, in its unrelenting hatred of Donald Trump, really sunk this low?