For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House has decided to skip hosting the annual Eid al-Fitr dinner celebrating the end of Ramadan, reports CBN News. The dinner began under the Clinton administration and continued through the Obama years, but President Trump is saying “no thank you” to this celebration of the “religion of peace”.
According to reports, 2017 set a new record for terror attacks during Ramadan, which ran from May 26 to June 24. There were 174 Islamic terror attacks that left 1,595 people dead and 1,960 wounded.
Here’s more from CBN:
In May, the State Department also rejected an offer to host a Ramadan Dinner.
A State Department spokesperson told CBN News, “U.S. ambassadors are encouraged to celebrate Ramadan through a variety of activities, which are held annually at missions around the world.”
When CBN asked if the White House would follow suit, we were directed to an earlier statement the president released about Ramadan.
In that statement, President Trump gave his “best wishes for a blessed month.”
By skipping this dinner, President Trump is sending a strong message to the liberal media that he will NOT partake in something as hypocritical as a Ramadan “Celebration”. Islam is no “religion of peace”, as we mentioned above (nearly 1,600 people dead from Ramadan attacks).
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