The whole world, Muslim and non-Muslim, American and non-American, are talking about Donald Trump status to banned Muslims from entering the US. Few have shown their support to Trump, however, many has reacted differently showing their support to Muslims living in America and others showed their concerns on what the future is going to hold if Trump will be the next US president as he is running for the presidency for 2016.
On the 7th of December, after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, Donald Trump made a clear statement on his website calling for
“A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United State until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.
He also added:
“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. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again.”
Ordinary people, prime ministers, governance, businessmen and many more has commented on the recent status made by Trump. Some were just hilarious and funny and others pointed out their personal opinions. We have summarized it for you here:
The Co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg showed his support to Muslims by posting on his Facebook page.
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah put a smile on us by posting this video, calling Trump the White ISIS.
Colin Kaepernick, an American football player, shared his thoughts through his Instagram page.
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Almost 400,000 supporters in UK signed a petition to block Donald Trump from entering the country.
Not only that, Landmark Group, which is one of the biggest retail in the Middle East said that it will no longer carry Trump Organisation home decor products. Lifestyle CEO Sachin Mundhwa said:
“In light of the recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the U.S. media, we have suspended sale of all products from the Trump Home decor range,”
Many other politicians disagree with Trump’s statement. Most of their comments are summarized in this video.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, released a statement showing his rejection to Trump’s comments about Muslims.
“The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the rights of all its citizens. At the same time, Israel is fighting against militant Islam that targets Muslims, Christians and Jews alike and threatens the entire world.”
Ordinary Muslims in America have shown their concerns in this AJ+ video.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali issued a public statement calling all Muslims “to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda”.
He did not point out at Donald Trump only, but all presidential candidates proposing the same thing, which is ban Muslims from entering the US. He also added:
“I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people’s views on what Islam really is”.
Brooklyn Comedy Club showed their disagreement with Trump’s status by holding a comedy show, The Trump Special, in response to Donald Trump.
This show offered all Muslims free admission to come and enjoy the show.
Other Muslims living in the US spoke to The New York Times stating their worry about their families and their future, others felt sad for what has been happening. Raheel Siddiqui who has been living in the US since 2002 shared his concerns about his daughters’ future saying:
“I told my wife if Trump gets elected, I’ll leave this country. I have three daughters. When we first came to America [in 2002], I had a sister and we used to live in Nashville, Tenn. It was a small town. She wore a head scarf. She was the only one in middle school who wore a head scarf. At that point in time, some person makes a remark that, ‘Oh, she’s a cousin of Osama bin Laden.’ The teacher took the matter into her hands and calmed down the situation. Now, if someone does that similar thing to my daughters, and the teachers are not able to – if they are a Trump fan – and there is no one to rectify that wrong behavior, that’s what I’m afraid of.”
Check out The New York Times article to hear more of those voices who do not want to be judge because of the actions that extremist has done to spoil a beautiful religion like Islam.
Not everyone is Donald Trump. Many people think that accepting refugees can have a positive impact not only to humanity but to the country itself. One of the countries that is welcoming refugees is the US neighbor country, Canada.
One of the amazing videos that has gone viral recently is of the Canadian children performing “Tala’a Albadro” which has been heralded as the unofficial song to welcome Syrian refugees into the country. This Aranic song, or Nasheed was performed by Ahl Almadina “people of Madina” when the Prophet PBUH came to them as a refugee from his hometown Mekkah. The lyrics in English are beautiful.
The full moon rose over us
From the valley of Wada’
And it is incumbent upon us to show gratitude
For as long as anyone in existence calls out to God
Oh our Messenger amongst us
Who comes with the exhortations (good advices/commandments) to be heeded
You have brought to this city nobility
Welcome you who call us to a good way
What a beautiful spirit by the Canadian in showing some concerns to humanity. Lets hope that the world will turn into a beautiful place, and that everyone cares for everyone no matter what religion or race you are.