Monday, June 06, 2016

Hey, the Donald has issued his Ramadan greetings!

Think about May 27th next year--as in 2017.  I know it is difficult to think about a year from now.  But, go ahead,  Think about it.

By then, the new President of the US would have been in office for four months.  Now, imagine President Donald Trump issuing a Ramadan greetings message on May 27, 2017.

If you are not a Trump supporter, then you won't be able to imagine the fascist wishing the Muslims in America and the world.  If you are a Trump supporter, then you know well that he ain't gonna wish Muslims anything good, which is one of the few reasons that you are supporting him in the first place!  (Editor's note: What?  You have Trump supporters reading your blog?)

Trump saying anything informed about Muslims is beyond anybody's wildest imagination.  As Sam Harris remarked, everything that Trump knows about Islam and Muslims won't even take up the 140 characters that Twitter allows!

The current President, Obama, who--along with his wife--have set themselves as examples of class act for children all over the world, and who will be sorely missed after the new year--included in his Ramadan message this:
Far too many Muslims may not be able to observe Ramadan from the comfort of their own homes this year or afford to celebrate Eid with their children. We must continue working together to alleviate the suffering of these individuals. This sacred time reminds us of our common obligations to uphold the dignity of every human being.
Trump, who doesn't care about "the dignity of every human being", had this to say about Muslim judges in this country, when asked by John Dickerson:
Mr. Dickerson asked Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, if a Muslim judge would be similarly biased because of Mr. Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigrants. “It’s possible, yes,” Mr. Trump said. “Yeah. That would be possible. Absolutely.”
When Mr. Dickerson said there was a tradition in the United States, a nation of immigrants, against judging people based on heritage, Mr. Trump replied, “I’m not talking about tradition, I’m talking about common sense, O.K.?”
Can you imagine a President Trump having a Eid celebration dinner at the White House to mark the end of Ramadan, after uttering one contemptuous statement after another?

Meanwhile, in the old colonial headquarters, London, from where the white supremacists bled half the world in order to make themselves rich and fat, it will be the first Ramadan while in office for the newly elected mayor, Sadiq Khan, who is the son of Muslim immigrants.  Khan embodies two words that fire up Trump and his faithful fanatics: "Muslim" and "immigrants"

Khan said that Trump's "inflammatory remarks about Islam could threaten security in Britain and the United States":
“Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe,” Mr. Khan wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning. “It risks alienating mainstream Muslims. London has proved him wrong.”
Reports suggest that Trump will soon be visiting the UK.  No, it is not to meet with political leaders and show that he can be presidential.  Trump will be there in less than three weeks to, get this, "at the Turnberry hotel at the golf course in south-west Scotland on 24 June for its official relaunch following a £200m redevelopment."  Which draws the appropriate response from across the party divide:
Tommy Vietor, a longtime aide to President Obama and a former US National Security Council spokesman, said the fact that Trump is “leaving the country this close to the election to promote his golf resort is another reminder that he cares more about himself and making money than his campaign”. 
So, yes, go ahead and imagine President Trump!!!


Ramesh said...

Not worth wasting words on Trump, but I am intrigued at how Obama, at long last, is getting some love. He has been hounded, cursed, ridiculed, blocked and subject to every form of humiliation while in office. I happen to believe he has been one of your better Presidents, but almost none of your countrymen seemed to think so and made his already difficult job, a hundred times more difficult. And yet as he is about to go, and when the contrasts with the successors is obvious, there is belated recognition of his goodness.

Sriram Khé said...

He's alive, he's alive!!! ;)
I was beginning to wonder, "where's everybody?" ;)

Re. Obama, "almost none of your countrymen" is not accurate, my friend. Obama's approval ratings continue to reflect the maniacal, rabidly partisan, GOP's distaste for Obama. The rest of us might disagree with a few of Obama's decisions, but we have always held him up as one of the better presidents. In fact, in my criticisms, I have even argued that Obama is perhaps the best Conservative president we have had in a few years.

It was the maniacal, rabidly partisan, GOP that also paved the way for Trump, whose personal life is everything against what the social conservatives would want. Obama's personal life is, on the other hand, a wonderful role model for any kid of any skin color and religion ...

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