US President Trump Exposes Great Disparity Between Religions Christianity & Judaism Bad, But Islam Good??
5-6-20, * --Islam’s annual fasting days of Ramadan is here where Muslims celebrate Mohammad. Recently Pres Trump at a press briefing was asked why he retweeted Paul Sperry’s comment: “Let's see if authorities enforce the social-distancing orders for mosques during Ramadan (April 23-May 23) like they did churches during Christian's Resurrection Sunday aka Easter."
Trump said: “I would like to see that…. I would say there could be a difference. But we’ll have to see what will happen. Because I’ve seen a great disparity in this country; I’ve seen a great disparity. I mean, I’ve seen a very strong anti-Israel bent in Congress with Democrats…. The things they say about Israel are so bad, and I can’t believe it. So I would be interested to see that, because they go after Christian churches, but they don’t tend to go after mosques. And I don’t want to see them go after mosques, but I do want to see what their bent is…. Our politicians seem to treat different faiths very differently; and they seem to think—I don’t know what happened to our country—but the Christian faith is treated much differently than it was, and I think it’s treated very unfairly.”
Not only was the mosque in New York [the virus epicenter] open – Mayor deBlasio served them 500,000 free meals.
In August 2019 a program of the Consortium for Middle East Studies (CMES), a program run by Duke University and the University of North Carolina, hosted what was described as a “Three-Day Anti-Israel Hate-Fest,” -->
<-- the U.S. Dept. of Education warned it in a letter to stop misusing federal grants by advancing “ideological priorities.”
The report on the program accused the consortium of “lack[ing] balance as it offers very few, if any, programs focused on the historic discrimination faced by, and current circumstances of, religious minorities in the Middle East, including Christians, Jews, Baha’is, Yadizis, Kurds, Druze and others.” Instead, “there is a considerable emphasis placed on understanding the positive aspects of Islam, while there is an absolute absence of any similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion or belief system in the Middle East. This lack of balance of perspectives is troubling…”
This double standard isn't limited to higher education; basic indoctrination begins in public schools. For example, 11th grade Christian student, Caleigh Wood in a Maryland high school received a failing grade because she refused to compromise her faith by making a written profession of the Muslim creed or shahada—“There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”--which formally converts its reciters to Islam.
School officials denied her father’s request that she be allowed to be given an alternative assignment. Moreover, Carleigh was forced to view a series of pro-Islamic PowerPoint slides that included the following statements: “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”
In Florida and Louisiana Pastor's have been arrested for holding church services. Mississippi congregation raided as they sit in cars for church service.
Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center petitioned the Supreme Court to review the case - Thompson, echoed Trump:
“I’m not aware of any public school which has forced a Muslim student to write the Lord’s Prayer or John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Yet, under the pretext of teaching history or social studies, public schools across America are promoting the religion of Islam in ways that would never be tolerated for Christianity or any other religion. It’s disappointing that the Supreme Court did not take this opportunity to clarify the test which lower courts should use when ruling on establishment clause and free speech challenges to public school classes on religion….Many public schools have become hot beds of Islamic propaganda. Teaching Islam in schools has gone far beyond a basic history lesson. Prompted by zealous Islamic activism and emboldened by confusing court decisions, schools are now bending over backwards to promote Islam while at the same time denigrating Christianity.” The high court declined.
In short, Trump is right: there is “a great disparity in this country”; there is “a very strong anti-Israel bent”; and “the Christian faith” is “treated very unfairly” while Islam is whitewashed and promoted its victims are ignored.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center here
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