Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top personal aide, is accusing Donald Trump of “racism” for criticizing Islam’s violent doctrines in a new email to Democratic supporters.
The fund-raising pitch by the vice-chairman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign illustrates the progressives’ new image of themselves as the noble defenders of Muslims, and even of Islam. Many progressives view their support for Muslims as a continuation of their support for racial minorities, such as African-Americans. Many progressives are also eager to describe Americans’ broad dislike of Islam’s ideas as a sickness, which they dub “Islamophobia.”
But their views treat racism — the irrational hostility towards racial groups because of their innocuous characteristics, for example, skin color — as similar to Americans’ evolved and rational hostility towards the aggressive un-American ideology of Islam.
The progressives’ self-image as the defender of Islam, however, conflicts with Islam’s many commandments directing violence against non-Muslims, women, and gays, and its formal hostility towards democracy, free-speech and social equality.
Abedin’s letter says:
I’m a proud Muslim — but you don’t have to share my faith to share my disgust.
Trump wants to literally write racism into our law books. His Islamophobia doesn’t reflect our nation’s values — it goes far enough to damage our country’s reputation and could even threaten our national security.
Unfortunately, Trump is leaning into the kind of fear of progress that very well could help him win the nomination. We have to be ready to stop him.
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Abedin, whose parents were part of Saudi Arabia’s radical Islamic sector, issued her email shortly after Donald Trump called for a conditional ban on Muslim entry into the United States.
According to a piece by Breitbart’s Michelle Fields:
In a statement released Monday, Trump pointed to a poll from Center for Security Policy to show that segments of the Muslim population detest Americans.
According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing “25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad” and 51% of those polled, “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.”
Trump reiterated in the statement that America must understand radical Islam before allowing Muslims into the country.
Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.