2017-12-09 16:05:08 UTC
Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama ever did when he ended twenty-two
years of waivers postponing the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s move to Jerusalem,
declared that the U.S. recognized that Jerusalem was Israel’s capital, and
announced that preparations for the embassy move would begin forthwith. And
the world reacted with -- ISLAMOPHOBIA!
The reaction was predictable. Pope Francis denounced the move, saying: “I
appeal strongly for all to respect the city’s status quo, in accordance with
the relevant UN resolutions.” https://tinyurl.com/yb5w8wgv
A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We do not support
President Trump.” https://tinyurl.com/y8usma7u
French President Emmanuel Macron said that Trump’s move was “regrettable.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the move“unhelpful for peace
Jordan’s King Abdullah said the move would “undermine efforts to resume the
peace process," Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi urged Trump “not to
complicate the situation in the region," and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman got
to the heart of the matter when he said that the move “would constitute a
flagrant provocation of Muslims, all over the world.”
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag warned on Twitter: “Declaring
Jerusalem a capital is disregarding history and the truths in the region, it
is a big injustice/cruelty, shortsightedness, foolishness/madness, it is
plunging the region and the world into a fire with no end in sight.”
Why were all these leaders, and many more, lining up against the move?
Because Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “warned of the
dangerous consequences such a decision would have to the peace process and
to the peace, security and stability of the region and of the world.”
Admit it: The numerous incitements to violence and hatred in the Koran and
Sunnah do tend to lead to Muslims behaving violently at the drop of a hat,
or the move of an embassy. If this be “Islamophobia” to point out and
oppose, then every sane person is an “Islamophobe".
I can image Trump's next tweet: "Hey, we're just getting started..."