Is Donald Trump an Islamist?

Back in October 2016, I wrote about issues concerning Donald Trump that have become apparent these past few weeks.

„Donald Trump laments: ‚Everyone is against me, especially the media. They insult me. I’m the victim. They question my honor, but I’m the man of honor here.’ Don’t Trump’s fans see that he sounds just like the Islamists he pretends to fight?“

At a press conference in February 2017, Donald Trump peering into a group of journalists looked for one he’ll give permission to ask the first question. He finally found someone and asked him, „Are you a friendly reporter?“ When the journalist confirmed this, Trump remarked, „Watch how friendly he is. Wait, wait, watch how friendly he is. Go ahead.“

The journalist first stated that neither he nor anybody in his Jewish community had ever called Donald Trump an anti-Semite. However, he wanted to know what he thinks about the rise in anti-Semitism as exemplified by bomb threats against over fifty Jewish community centers in the US during the past few weeks. Donald Trump interrupted the journalist:

„See, he said he was going to ask a very simple, easy question, and it’s not. Not a simple question. Not a fair question. OK, sit down. I understand the rest of your question. So here’s the story folks. Number one: I am the least anti-Semitic person you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two: Racism. The least racist person. In fact, we did very well, relative to other people, running as a Republican. See, he lied about, he was going to get up and ask a very straight, simple question, so, you know, welcome to the world of the media. But let me just tell you something that I hate the charge, I find it repulsive. I hate even the question because people know that know me, and you heard the Prime Minister, you heard Betyaho [Benjamin Netanyahu] yesterday. Did you hear him? Bibi. He said I’ve known Donald Trump for a long time, and then he said, — forget it. So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question.“

So, let’s consider what Donald Trump said. He said that he was the least anti-Semitic person and claimed that Benjamin Netanyahu, Eli Wiesel, Alan Dershowitz, and Joan Rivers were more anti-Semitic than he was, to name only a few Jews who, according to Trump, were more anti-Semitic than he was. For all those who have seen Golda Meir, she was also more anti-Semitic than Donald Trump, oh, and Anne Frank too! To underline this incomprehensible nonsense, Donald Trump immediately presents a Jewish witness, Benjamin Netanyahu, to show how non-anti-Semitic he is. Otherwise, Donald Trump is still preoccupied with „the media“ and finds it insulting when asked what he thinks about the increasing hate against Jews in the country he leads and represents. He doesn’t leave anything out when with anti-Semitism!

Throughout his presidency Barack Obama was repeatedly confronted with the assumption that he was a Muslim. It was never clear to me where that came from. For all those with a brain, Barack Obama was and is a Christian. As lenient and forgiving, as fond of love and fate, he spoke of Islam as only a Christian could speak about Islam. So if Barack Obama is a Muslim then Donald Trump is an Islamist! He speaks like one, especially when it comes to women.

For Islamists, Israel is an object of hatred, because this state makes it possible for Jews to say: „We are no longer dependent on the favor of the non-Jews of this world. We can defend ourselves now!“ For Islamists, all those women are objects of hatred who refuse to submit and cover themselves, but say: „We are no longer dependent on the benevolence of men. We can defend ourselves now!“

That Donald Trump has his problems with such women was evident in his perception of Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump treated his opponent as Israel-bashers treat Israel. He demonized and delegitimized women and treated them with double standards. For the things he accused woman of, he let go through with men. Henryk M. Broder defines hatred against Jews as follows:

„A Jew-hater is someone who criticizes Jews for things he lets all others get away with.“

The same formula applies to sexism:

„A woman-hater is someone who criticizes women for things he lets men get away with.“

So much muck was thrown at Hillary Clinton that she had to wade through hour-long hearings, various court hearings and years of media diatribe. She withstood all of it and came out the stronger. Ultimately, she couldn’t be accused of anything worse than any man had done in a comparable position of power. Hillary Clinton is a woman who enjoys politics and power which her opponents criticize over proportionately.

Many are friends of Jews only as long as they are victims. They like to commemorate, bind wreaths and shed tears. But woe, if Jews arm and defend themselves against the hate and aggression they face, then those friends will become merciless Israel critics who say that one must be able to tell the truth among friends. With women it’s no different. As long as women are the victims, then wreaths will be bound on Mother’s Day and the doors to women’s shelters are opened. But woe, they take the scepter into their own hands and also have fun, then they are women’s libbers. The critics have nothing against women’s rights, but women shouldn’t “exaggerate”. Exaggerated human rights! These accusations are usually hurled at Jews and women. There are many disgusting „Goldstone reports“ against Hillary Clinton.

Alone that the election choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was defined as a choice between plague and cholera illustrates how much the American election campaign resembled the Middle East conflict. It’s often repeated that in the Middle East conflict both sides are equally bad. With such people facts and reasoning don’t count. One can repeat a thousand times that the Arabs persecute and execute homosexuals and people of non-Islamic persuasions, imprison and mistreat government critics, deny women equal rights and subjugate everything to religious fanaticism, as opposed to Israel, a flourishing democracy, with equal rights for all people and a freedom unique to the Middle East, especially in regard to the 20% (!) Israelis with Muslim faith. Despite the facts, they’ll open up a box of neatly arranged Israeli transgressions to show what they’ve always known, namely, that Israel is a bitch!

For years now Donald Trump is being treated like a little spoiled child. Hardly is he faced with criticism – such as which Hillary Clinton has been tackling with for decades – he starts crying. Today he claims that the whole world and the media are against him. Donald Trump and his fans remind me exactly of those crybabies who relentlessly condemn Israel, but have the mildest views towards Israel’s enemies.

Of course, Hillary Clinton is not perfect. Nobody is perfect, Hillary Clinton isn’t, Israel isn’t, and Donald Trump isn’t. But, Donald Trump thinks he’s perfect, such as only a fundamentalist can be convinced of his own perfection. Donald Trump feels insulted by anyone who dares to doubt his perfection! That Donald Trump takes such offense puts him very close to an Islamist.


Translation: William Wires

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