Trump’s Sends Ridiculous Message To Muslims For Ramadan, Twitter Isn’t Having It…
President Donald Trump sent a message to Muslims celebrating Ramadan, and it did not go over well. The president has an ugly history with Muslims worldwide and in the United States. It should come as no surprise that any Ramadan well wishes from him might be met with skepticism.
The president said in a statement, “In the United States, we are all blessed to live under a Constitution that fosters religious liberty and respects religious practice. Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government.”
The irony in that statement is hard to miss, particularly as it was made by the same man who called for a “Muslim ban” during his campaign.
Ramadan is a sacred holiday for Muslims worldwide. This year, the president marked the beginning of Ramadan with a statement that remained focused on the holiday itself, which said, “With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world.”
The statement continued: “During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer. Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing acts of charity, reciting prayers, and reading the Quran.”
This is a departure from last year’s Ramadan acknowledgment that included reference to terror attacks in Europe.
Despite the president’s improved focus from last year to this year, his statement rang entirely hollow. The internet did not take long to point out the inherent hypocrisy in the president’s statement. People took to Twitter to point out the irony by juxtaposing the president’s words with this year’s Ramadan message.
"Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government."
"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) May 15, 2018
Wow ironic much? @realDonaldTrump putting out a statement on #ramadan. This is the same guy who has retweeted anti Muslim propaganda, implied needing to put Muslims on a watchlist, and is banning so many Muslims or folks from Muslim majority countries from being reunited. pic.twitter.com/LJeKaFnyyy
— Samira سمیرا (@SamiraDamavandi) May 15, 2018
Whenever Obama said “Ramadan Mubarak or Eid Mubarak”, Republicans accused Obama of being a Muslim and continued the conspiracy theories.
Look at What Trump said about Ramadan.
I can only tell you folks, if Obama said any of those words, they would have shred him apart.
— Serena (@PikachuSerena) May 15, 2018
What a lying hypocrite sounds like when someone else writes his words// Trump Ramadan greeting hails Muslims who "add to the religious tapestry of American life" https://t.co/kXGvKPppfh
— Michael F Ozaki MD (@brontyman) May 15, 2018
Melania and he join in hope for what? Deaths of more Muslims? He could care less.
— She came undone (@shecameundone) May 15, 2018