Yesterday Trump tweeted several anti-Islam hate videos. In the interest of fairness and balance, will he tweet more hate videos today purporting to show Jews sacrificing babies and drinking their blood? Inquiring minds want to know.
Let’s take a closer look at one of Trump’s videos. It shows Wahhabi fanatics (or actors playing the role of Wahhabi fanatics) smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary.
The video’s implicit message, “these crazy Muslims hate the Virgin Mary,” is a lie. Even the nuttiest Wahhabi fanatics LOVE the Virgin Mary. (Jews traditionally hate the Virgin Mary and call her and her son obscene names, but that is another story.)
The Wahhabi fanatics are not smashing the statue because they hate Mary. Quite the contrary. They are “radical iconoclasts” in the way-too-literal sense, meaning they hate images and statues. They think worshipping images and statues is idolatry. So they think they are saving the Virgin Mary, whom they love (perhaps a bit too much, or in the wrong way) from being turned into a satanic idol.
Yes, that is pretty stupid – and un-Islamic. Islam is generally pro-Christian, and in many ways is just an update and clarification of Christian revelation. It insists on protecting minority religions, including the many forms of Christianity. “Say to the unbelievers: ‘To you your religion, to me my religion.” -Qur’an
All leading Muslim authorities agree that attacking the sacred symbols of Christians is wrong. But the Wahhabi-Takfiri fanatics and their Ibn Saud paymasters disagree. So the video depicts “Saudi Islam” not real Islam.
Ironically, Donald Trump (along with his boss Bibi Netanyahu) is Saudi Islam’s best friend. Trump has huge investments with the very people who sponsor the kind of behavior depicted in this video. He recently joined them in a satanic “orb ceremony” and then did the traditional sword dance symbolically green-lighting the Saudi-Israeli plan for war on Iran.
Trump is in bed with the Virgin-Mary-loathing Zionists and the idol-smashing Saudis. It may as well have been Trump himself smashing the statue of Mary.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
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Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.