I also want to speak tonight directly to Muslims throughout the world. We respect your faith. It’s practiced freely by many millions of Americans, and by millions more in countries that America counts as friends. Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah blaspheme the name of Allah. The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them.
President Obama? Nope
Those are the words of President George W. Bush spoken on September 20, 2001 a mere 9 days after the largest terrorist attack on American soil.
Today the cowardly Donald Trump called for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on,” Trump’s actions are not one of strength but of weakness and fear. His words driving a wedge between American Christians and American Muslims. Will anyone be surprised when his words lead to violence or maybe the death of innocent Muslim Americans simply because of the religion they worship. Will anyone be surprised when he is asked to be accountable for his words that the same cast of characters will rally to his defense and say here we go again, the liberal media attempting to link Trump and his so called “angry rhetoric” to this incident when this was just the actions of a mentally disturbed lone wolf.
Agree or disagree with him one thing we can say is that President Bush, who repeatedly referred to Islam as a religion of peace, understood the power of his words. Donald Trump who is looking to scare you into voting for him doesn’t.