General McMaster discussed Trump’s trip to the Middle East a few minutes ago and said a couple of disturbing things about the trip that you’re going to want to know about.
First, watch the video and see if you can catch them:
Here’s the first quote:
“And he will develop a strong, respectful message that the United States and the entire civilized world expects our Muslim allies to take a strong stance against radical Islamist ideology…”
So far so good…
“…an ideology that uses a perverted interpretation of religion to justify crimes against all humanity. He will call for Muslim leaders to promote a peaceful vision of Islam.”
And there’s the problem.
Trump has apparently bought into the same nonsense that Bush and Obama pushed, that radical Islam is an evil perversion of a peaceful Islam. Ugh. He doesn’t recognize that Islam itself is the problem and that peaceful Muslims are, generally speaking, either Muslims who don’t strictly adhere to their faith or are Muslims who are waiting for the Mahdi to return and command them to do radical things.
Look, I didn’t like it when Obama promoted this and I don’t like it when Trump does the same.
Secondly, McMaster said this which I also find disturbing:
“With President Abbas, Trump will express his desire for dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians.”
So basically he’s saying Trump supports a Palestinian State and will express that to Abbas when he visits Israel. I know I say “ugh” a lot, but seriously, UGH!
I wish we had a leader who would be man enough to point out that the Palestinian ambition for a Palestinian state is mutually exclusive with the right of Jews to exist in Israel. To put it simply:
See what I mean?