Trump making America hostile for Muslims


Trump making America hostile for Muslims

Mohamed Omar, executive director of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Centre in Minnesota, believes the U.S president’s divisive campaign led to attack on mosque.

The director of an American mosque that was bombed on Saturday says he believes Donald Trump’s divisive campaign was to blame for the attack by creating a hostile environment for Muslims in general and for Somalis in particular. Mohamed Omar, executive director of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Centre in Minnesota, said he was extending an invitation for the president to visit and see for himself the damage he caused.

“This is the time we need our leaders to show they are tough on terrorism of all kinds including people who are bombing mosques in a peaceful neighborhood,” he said. “What surprises me is that every time this happens elsewhere he sends a tweet, but not this time.” Omar was preparing for early morning prayers when the blast happened.

The FBI says it believes an improvised explosive device was thrown through the window of the imam’s office at the mosque in Bloomington, close to Minneapolis. No-one among the 20 or so worshipers was hurt. A witness saw a pickup truck speeding away from the scene.

Many of the worshipers are drawn from Minnesota’s 57,000-strong Somali community, the biggest in America. Their presence was noted by Trump when he flew in for a campaign rally in Minneapolis in November.

The danger of letting Syrian refugees into the country had been a recurring theme of his stump speeches. But in Minneapolis, he claimed Somali refugees were arriving without adequate screening and causing problems for the state. “Some of them [are] joining ISIS and spreading their extremist views all over our country and all over the world,” he said.

Omar, who is from the Somali capital Mogadishu, said such rhetoric was dangerous and put lives at risk. “He said very negative and inciteful things against us Muslims and particularly the Somali community,” he said. “If he comes to visit it is my chance to say this is what you said, people took your words literally. We believe because of this rhetoric and negative statements, we are now the victims.”

Trump has chosen not to address the attack in his prolific flurries of tweets so far this week. In the past, the White House has said the president is simply not able to address every incident.

Mark Dayton, the governor of Minnesota, described the blast as part of a terrorist attack and noted the double standards that were applied when Muslims were the victims. “What a terrible, dastardly, cowardly terrible act this was that was committed yesterday,” he said on Sunday. “As someone said in the meeting, if the roles were reversed, it would be called a terrorist attack. And that’s what it is, an act of terrorism.”

Omar said he was grateful for the work of the FBI and said he hoped the culprit would soon be found.

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  1. 57,000 Somalis in Minneapolis?!! Jebus! Who’s responsible for bringing all those Somalis in there? Episcopalians? Lutherans? Catholic Church?
    Just two weeks ago an Australian woman was murdered by an out of control Somali in a cop’s uniform!
    A great situation we got here.
    America cannot afford to take in all these immigrants. They are all on welfare and going to bankrupt America. But that’s just what the juze want. These immigrants will contribute nothing. They will only take and take and take.
    So what will happen if all these Somalis decide to riot? Will the city of Minneapolis just sit there and allow them to destroy their town? Probably. Minneapolis is run by libtards.
    I have to agree with Mike Harris on this immigration crisis we have in America.

    • JZ: So, Trump-inflamed terrorist blow up a Muslim mosque… And you attack the (Somali) Muslims for being violent, terrorists, lazy, welfare cheats, and rioters??? Hmmm…

      Some did same to Irish, Jews & others when they sometimes emigrated to U.S. Wasn’t true then, isn’t true now. Show us the studies. Trump seduced others & you with his xenophobic rhetoric.

      Extreme vetting is A-OK. Religious & ethnic exclusions are not. If you disagree, then you may want to find a home country that is appropriately xenophobic…

  2. Pump and Dump Trump. Horse for Courses. My uncles were Bookmakers and my cousin was Chairman of The Supervisory Board of the Stock Exchange. I have trouble distinguishing the two, except that in this country, one is legal and one is illegal. The Jockeys are Company Directors, holding the reigns – but often somewhat unsavoury characters. ” The Donald” has a certain history as a business person – hyping an entity and then going bankrupt before arising Phoenix like from the ashes, with helpful backing from Bankers and Russian Criminal Oligarchs. This would appear to be the role for which he has been selected for with the United States of America Corporation. All the theatre around him is to keep him on task, given his notoriously short attention span. The old joke goes that businessmen of a certain ethnicity get together to form a partnership and draw up the partnership agreement. The biggest discussion goes on around the most important clause in the contract – “In the event of bankruptcy, the profits shall be shared equally”.

    • Chris Paul: Yes, Trump is bankrupting America with the xenophobic rhetoric of a puerile piss-contesting kid. NO attention span, NO reading, NO briefings & NO competence. Dump Trump – Now!

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