The Muslim observance of Ramadan began Friday for millions of followers of the Islamic faith around the globe, and though it may surprise some who have bought into the media’s lies about him, President Donald Trump released a statement wishing a happy and joyous Ramadan to all who celebrate.
However, the statement was not all rainbows and unicorns like Ramadan statements from prior White House occupants. Trump also called out those within the Islamic faith — both moderate and radical alike — whose ideology permits and encourages acts of terrorism in the name of their faith.
First noting the good aspects of Ramadan, Trump stated, “At its core, the spirit of Ramadan strengthens awareness of our shared obligation to reject violence, to pursue peace and to give to those in need who are suffering from poverty or conflict.”
However, that was immediately followed by the blunt truth and a warning to those who commit or refuse to condemn terrorist acts.
“This year, the holiday begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt, acts of depravity that are directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan,” Trump stated. “Such acts only steel our resolve to defeat the terrorists and their perverted ideology.”
That kind of steel message is going to horrify the hardliners of the Islamic world — and the appeasers in the West who refuse to stand up to them — but the president made the case for what really matters.
Trump recounted his recent meeting with more than 50 leaders of the Islamic world while in Saudi Arabia, and noted how they had agreed to work together to ensure “peace, security and prosperity for our countries and for the world.”
“I reiterate my message delivered in Riyadh: America will always stand with our partners against terrorism and the ideology that fuels it,” Trump stated.
“During this month of Ramadan, let us be resolved to spare no measure so that we may ensure that future generations will be free of this scourge and able to worship and commune in peace.”
He concluded his message by extending his best wishes for a peaceful and blessed month for Muslims across the world as they observe their traditions, ending with, “May God bless you and your families.”
This is a powerful statement regarding the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, one that hasn’t been heard emanating from the White House for at least the past eight years, if not longer than that.
While Trump wished for blessed peace for all, he nevertheless noted the dire threat civilized society still faces, and was wholly unafraid to call it out. In doing so, he placed the whole world on notice that such a threat is not only entirely unacceptable, but will not be tolerated in the least going forward.
It’s about time.