Recently, as usual, much ado has been happening in the 1.5 billion plus Muslim world, but 2 main stories currently dominate the headlines: Trump and ISIS…
Donald “no longer funny” Trump has been making all sorts of outrageous comments since throwing his ‘Make America Hate’ hat into the presidential nomination ring. Most recently, he decided to place an indefinite ban on Muslims entering America, should he become commander in chief. Good luck with that Donald, let me know how that works out for you and all those Middle Eastern business ventures of yours.
The other headliners are ISIS who, after their abhorrent Paris massacre, continue to rampage through various parts of the Middle East, all in the name of the caliphate. Britain decided enough is well and truly enough and, after a Commons vote, are now openly bombing ISIS positions in Syria, whereas before they were probably covertly bombing ISIS positions in Syria.
Trump and ISIS, both are bad news for the majority of Muslims in their own ways, because both are desiring more division and more hate. Anyways, below are several links to various articles and videos related to Trump and ISIS, along with one or two others…
Donald Trump is an extremist leader who came out of nowhere, he’s self-financed, recruits through social media, attracts his followers with a radical ideology to take over the world, and is actively trying to promote a war between Islam and the West…Donald Trump is White ISIS…WISIS! – Hasan Minhaj
Francis Ford Coppola comments about Islam…
The problems of the world, and it is heart breaking, it is heart breaking, but if you know the Quran, the first words of the Quran, the very first I believe are something like, “In the name of God, the Gracious and the Merciful, praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, the most Gracious, the most Merciful, Master of the book of judgment.” They’re saying graciousness and mercy is what’s at the root…they repeated it twice in the first page. “It’s You we worship and You we ask, lead us to the straight path, the path of those You have blessed, not those against whom there is anger or who are misguided.” So anyone who knows this beautiful religion, this beautiful…that was the height of civilization in the 13th century, the Arab civilization that we had that gave us mathematics and science, everyone knows that at the root of that religion the two most important words are that God is Gracious and God is Merciful, and we trust to that God to deliver us from this misunderstanding that is doing these terrible things that are hurting people. God does not want people to be hurt, God is gracious, God is merciful. And that’s what I have to say. – Francis Ford Coppola, legendary director of the Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, Dracula, and The Conversation, recently spoke at the Marrakech International Film Festival, where he spoke briefly about Islam, quoting the opening chapter of the Quran, Surah-Al-Fatiha
ISIS has made a mockery of the rules of fighting that were clearly established by the first Caliph Abu Bakr based on the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings that Muslim armies were forbidden from even cutting down fruit-bearing trees let alone killing innocents.
There is never an excuse for people blindly following a leader who consistently lies to them, who exaggerates threats and who proposes remedies that are unconstitutional. It’s shameful enough that Trump’s solutions run contrary to American values, but it’s more shameful that his followers refuse to acknowledge it. Such brainwashed behavior is demeaning to them and harmful to the country.
What Trump doesn’t seem to grasp is his own country’s history, and how many American achievements worth celebrating are the work of the kind of people – Muslims – he wants to keep out…Muslims were part of the US from its very beginnings. Among those who served under the command of chief of the continental army, General George Washington, in the war against British colonialism were Bampett Muhammad, who fought for the Virginia Line between the years 1775 and 1783, and Yusuf Ben Ali, who was a North African Arab. Some have claimed that Peter Buckminster, who fired the gun that killed British Major General John Pitcairn at the battle of Bunker Hill, and later went on to serve in the Battle of Saratoga and the battle of Stony Point, was a Muslim American.
The Nightly Show – Donald Trump Isn’t Funny Anymore
This is a country that was founded by people who fled religious persecution. So banning people based on religion goes against the very fabric of this country. And by the way, when you become the president, you swear to uphold the constitution, and this is what the constitution is about.