Washington, MINA – United States (US) President Donald Trump said Ramadhan is a time for everyone to join in pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace.
It was said by Trump when celebrating Ramadhan on Monday night local time. On that occasion, Trump held an iftar and dinner event with ambassadors and members of diplomatic corps representing Muslim-majority countries.
According to Fox News, this event is routinely held at the White House since President Bill Clinton’s administration as a form of embracing Muslim world.
Trump said that recently it was a difficult period for people of all religions. He cited attacks on Muslims in New Zealand, Christians in Sri Lanka and Jews in California and Pittsburgh.
“In memory of them, we decided to defeat the crime of terrorism and religious persecution. So that everyone can worship without fear, pray without danger and live with the faith that flows from their hearts,” said Trump.
Previously, Trump had criticized one of two Muslim women members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan. It appeared in a statement that Jews had moved to Palestine after the Holocaust.
“She clearly has tremendous hatred of Israel and Jews. Can you imagine what would happen if I had said what she said?” Trump’s cuit.
The statement immediately triggered hostility in cyberspace, with Republican Party misrepresenting Tlaib’s words as reflecting his feelings about genocide which claimed millions of lives. Democrats defended the Magic, saying his words had been twisted and turned into a campaign of stain-right wing. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)