He was 100% correct…
Trump’s ‘Islam Hates Us’ Returns
Democrat presidential candidates sacrifice troubling truths for votes — again.
Donald Trump’s infamous assertion “Islam hates us,” which he made over three years ago while campaigning for president, continues to appear in the news. Most recently, Democrat presidential hopefuls Julián Castro and Bernie Sanders cited it in their efforts to court Muslim votes in Houston.
Soon after being introduced by his Muslim campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, Sanders said, “We must speak out when we have a president and an administration who believe — and I quote — that ‘Islam hates us.’”
Here is what Trump said in March 2016: “I think Islam hates us. There’s something there that — there’s a tremendous hatred there. There’s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There’s an unbelievable hatred of us.”
That seems to be the difference between Trump and the Democrats: the latter, in typical head-in-sand fashion—or just to garner votes—reject the “Islamophobic” claim on principle, whereas the president at least acknowledges that there’s a problem, one that “we have to get to the bottom of.”
So let’s do just that—get to the bottom of this “tremendous hate.” For starters, the source of this hate is not in those factors liberals/leftists always cite whenever Muslims lash out (and their actions actually get reported); it’s not a byproduct of “grievances,” foreign or domestic US policies, Israel, or “blasphemous” cartoons.
The hate, rather, is a direct byproduct of mainstream Islamic teaching—and has been for nearly fourteen centuries. According to the ancient Islamic doctrine of al-wal’a wa al-bara’, or “loyalty and enmity”—which is well grounded in Islamic scriptures, well sponsored by Islamic authorities, and well manifested all throughout Islamic history and contemporary affairs—Muslims must hate and oppose everyone who is not Muslim, including family members. (The importance of this doctrine is such that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri wrote a 60 page treatise on al-wal’a wa al-bara’ in The Al Qaeda Reader, pp. 63-115.)
Koran 60:4 is the cornerstone verse of this doctrine and speaks for itself: “You [Muslims] have a good example in Abraham and those who followed him, for they said to their people, ‘We disown you and the idols which you worship besides Allah. We renounce you: enmity and hate shall reign between us until you believe in Allah alone’” (Koran 60:4, emphasis added).
Koran 58:22 praises Muslims who fight and kill their own non-Muslim family members: “You shall find none who believe in Allah and the Last Day on friendly terms with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger—even if they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers, or their nearest kindred.”
According to standard Islamic exegesis, this verse refers to a number of Muslims who slaughtered their own non-Muslim kin (one slew his non-Muslim father, another his non-Muslim brother, a third—Abu Bakr, the first revered caliph of Islamic history—tried to slay his non-Muslim son, and Omar, the second righteous caliph, slaughtered his relatives). Popular commentator Ibn Kathir wrote that Allah was immensely pleased by their unwavering zeal for his cause and rewarded them with paradise.