Bush and Obama called for Muslim leaders to promote a peaceful vision of Islam. They also claimed that the jihadis’ version of Islam “uses a perverted interpretation of religion.” Where did it get them? The same place comforting falsehoods always take you: into a maze of blind alleys and failed policies based on incorrect analysis. Trump when campaigning seemed to be saying he would change all this. But McMaster is offering up just more of the same Bush/Obama fantasy-based policymaking.
And “self-determination for the “Palestinians”? Isn’t there anyone around Trump who can explain to him that a Palestinian state would simply become a new base for new and more virulent jihad attacks against a weakened Israel?
See video here: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/05/mcmaster-trump-will-call-for-muslim-leaders-to-promote-a-peaceful-vision-of-islam
“Here are TWO disturbing things McMaster said about Trump’s first trip to the Middle East – [VIDEO],” The Right Scoop, May 12, 2017:
General McMaster discussed Trump’s trip to the Middle East a few minutes ago and said a couple of disturbing things about the trip that you’re going to want to know about….
Here’s the first quote:
“And he will develop a strong, respectful message that the United States and the entire civilized world expects our Muslim allies to take a strong stance against radical Islamist ideology…”
So far so good…
“…an ideology that uses a perverted interpretation of religion to justify crimes against all humanity. He will call for Muslim leaders to promote a peaceful vision of Islam.”
And there’s the problem.
Trump has apparently bought into the same nonsense that Bush and Obama pushed, that radical Islam is an evil perversion of a peaceful Islam. Ugh. He doesn’t recognize that Islam itself is the problem and that peaceful Muslims are, generally speaking, either Muslims who don’t strictly adhere to their faith or are Muslims who are waiting for the Mahdi to return and command them to do radical things.
Look, I didn’t like it when Obama promoted this and I don’t like it when Trump does the same.
Secondly, McMaster said this which I also find disturbing:
“With President Abbas, Trump will express his desire for dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians.”
So basically he’s saying Trump supports a Palestinian State and will express that to Abbas when he visits Israel. I know I say “ugh” a lot, but seriously, UGH!
I wish we had a leader who would be man enough to point out that the Palestinian ambition for a Palestinian state is mutually exclusive with the right of Jews to exist in Israel….