They’re Subsidizing Our Civilization by Buying Our Weapons!
Last month, Act for America leader Amy Willson told Aberdeen listeners that Islam commands all Muslims to use migration and politics to take over the world and destroy us infidels. Then Clare Lopez told Aberdeen listeners about her favorite conspiracy theory, the “civilization jihad” she alleges Mulsims in general are waging against the West. Usama Dakdok has been slinking around South Dakota similarly accusing all Muslims of waging war against our civilization. William Federer told Rapid City listeners earlier this month that Islam is a religious, political, and military ideology that is out to “immigrate, increase, and eliminate” our civilization.
But this weekend, Donald Trump went to Saudi Arabia, bowed to Muslim royalty, sold them $350 billion in American weapons, and delivered “a message of friendship and hope and love” in which he said there is no war of civilizations:
This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it [Donald Trump, speech to leaders of 50+ Muslim countries, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as transcribed by CNN, 2017.05.21].
Trump also sat with his hands clasped in his lap during a Muslim invocation and offered no rebuttal to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who introduced Trump’s address to the summit by saying (through a translator) that terrorists (fueled largely by Iranian/Khomeinist extremists) have tried to “exploit Islam as a cover for political purposes”:
Islam and will always be the religion of mercy, tolerance, and coexistence as confirmed by brilliant precedents. In its prosperous times, Islam provided the best examples of coexistence and harmony among followers of religions and cultures. However, we see today that some presumed Muslims seek to present a distorted picture of religion, a picture that seeks to conflate this rich religion with violence. We say to our Muslim brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters everywhere, that one of the most important goals of Islamic sharia is protecting life, and there is no honor in committing murder. Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance that urges its followers to develop Earth and forbids them from corrupting it. It considers killing an innocent soul tantamount to killing all of humanity. Our way to achieve the goals of our religion and win everlasting life in heaven is to promote the tolerant values of Islam which are based on peace, moderation, and refraining from destroying and corrupting Earth [King Salman, address to Muslim summit, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2017.05.21].
There you go, straight from the President and his new pal the King: there is no war of civilizations. Islam is a religion of peace. And we trust and love our Muslim brothers and sisters in Saudi Arabia so much that the President is going to make sure that they “get a good deal from our great American defense companies.”