Donald Tump, First Western leader to Admit “Clash Of Civilisations”
Donald Trump is the first Western leader who has had the guts to come out and declare that there is a clash of civilisations, between Islam and Western Judeo-Christian civilisations.
With the address, the U.S. president sought to provide an intellectual grounding for some of the controversial policies he has pushed since taking office: the travel ban, building a border wall, and aggressive actions against illegal immigrants.
All these initiatives have faced setbacks. Courts have delayed and constrained Mr. Trump’s efforts to restrict travel from six Muslim-majority countries he says pose an elevated risk of terrorism. It isn’t clear whether he will win congressional support or funding for the wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, a linchpin of his effort to stop illegal migrants.
Detractors have said Mr Trump’s moves reflect an anti-Muslim, nativist bias evident from the earliest days of his campaign. But in Mr Trump’s telling, his steps are needed to fortify a Western culture at risk of being washed away.
“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive,” Mr Trump said, amid chants of “Donald Trump! Donald Trump!”
“Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilisation in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?” he asked.
A main architect of the speech was Stephen Miller, a senior adviser and part of a populist-nationalist wing at the White House led by strategist Steve Bannon, White House aides said.
At times Mr Bannon’s clout has seemed in doubt. He has clashed with the president’s son-in-law, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and at times Mr Trump has seemed to lose patience with him. But the Bannon-Miller faction doesn’t appear to be in retreat, and White House aides indicated they were pleased with Mr Miller’s work. As Mr Trump flew from Poland to Germany for a summit meeting, reporters on the plane could overhear aides congratulating Mr Miller on the speech.
The president told The Wall Street Journal in the spring that Mr Bannon was merely “a guy who works for me.”
In tone and substance, the speech departed from the typical pattern of Mr Trump, who relishes the instant impact that Twitter provides in 140-character bursts. A senior adviser who briefed reporters on the speech shortly before its delivery said the aim was to portray Mr Trump’s positions with more philosophical sweep.
Thursday’s address had a loftier ring than his address in Saudi Arabia in May, when Mr Trump said America’s global role should be guided by what he called “principled realism.” That approach, as he described it, emphasises transactions on economic and security agreements over other concerns, such as human-rights abuses.
“We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes — not inflexible ideology,” he said then in remarks before Muslim leaders.
The senior adviser said of Thursday’s address: “The core theme of this speech is a defence of Western civilisation.”
The message isn’t necessarily an easy one for Mr Trump to pull off. While he celebrated traditions of “free speech” and “free expression” in his speech, he has faced mounting criticism over his broadsides against news outlets reporting on election interference and a federal investigation into Trump associates’ possible collusion in attempts by Russia to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.
On his trip abroad, he kept up that criticism of USnews outlets. At a news conference in Warsaw, Mr Trump was asked about his dust-up with the CNN after he recently tweeted a video portraying him wrestling a logo of the network to the ground. “What we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free press,” he said. “We don’t want fake news.”
Today, Mr Trump is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Mr Putin, a figure he praised during his presidential campaign, at a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 leading nations. USintelligence agencies have concluded Russia meddled in the election with a goal to elect Mr Trump.
It was unclear whether Mr Trump would bring up the matter or caution Mr Putin not to try interfering again. At his news conference on Thursday, Mr Trump said “no one really knows for sure” who was behind the interference.
Far from guaranteeing Western civilisational norms, Mr Trump could be coaxed into abandoning them if he isn’t careful in his dealings with Mr Putin, said USSen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “There’s a significant risk that Putin will play to Trump’s ego and will attempt to pressure him to abandon what are our core American traditions,” Mr Coons said.
In Thursday’s speech, Mr Trump criticised Moscow for its interference in Ukraine and its support for governments in Iran and Syria.
“We urge Russia to cease its destabilising activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes — including Syria and Iran,” Mr Trump said.
But some European officials wondered if Mr Trump would carry those criticisms into Friday’s meeting.
“There’s no doubt that President Trump’s position regarding Russia is, on many occasions, different than what he presented today in Warsaw,” said European Council President Donald Tusk, a former centre-right Polish prime minister. “I understand this, the audience one’s addressing often dictates the tone.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who met Mr Trump on Thursday in Hamburg, said the USleader’s trip to Poland — which some Western European politicians had feared could deepen rifts on the continent — didn’t worry her “at all.”
“We have our agenda here, but there are different conceptions of globalisation,” Ms. Merkel said, previewing the G20 summit. “There don’t always have to be losers where there are winners.”
Donald Trump has openly declared that, “The Western culture is at risk of being washed away…..“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive,”……“Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilisation in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?””
But until the majority of people are fully aware of the true dangers of “the Islamic Supremacist Agenda for world domination,” making Islam a supremacist Jihadist political cult veiled in religion that they will be willing to accept that the concept of “freedom of religion” cannot apply to Islam. Islam is a fascist political ideology veiled in religion.
If we view Islam as a religion, then Islam is a fascist religion because Islam states:
The First Pillar
Muslim Profession of Faith
The Shahada is the Muslim profession of faith and the first of the ‘Five Pillars’ of Islam. The word shahada in Arabic means ‘testimony.’ The shahada is to testify to two things:
(a) Nothing deserves worship except God (Allah).
(b) Muhammad is the Messenger of God (Allah).
A Muslim is simply one who bears witness and testifies that “nothing deserves worship except God and Muhammad is the messenger of God.” One becomes a Muslim by making this simple declaration.
It must be recited by every Muslim at least once in a lifetime with a full understanding of its meaning and with an assent of the heart. Muslims say this when they wake up in the morning, and before they go to sleep at night. It is repeated five times in the call to prayer in every mosque. A person who utters the shahada as their last words in this life has been promised Paradise.
But Christians believe:
John 14:6New International Version (NIV)
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
There is no way the two beliefs can meet.
If we view Islam and Christianity and Judaism as beliefs born out of ancient mythology, it is clear that the ideology of Islam and Christianity diverge in every way and can never be compatible. It is a clash of fundamental cultural values that will never compromise.
Until people accept that Islam has fascist ideals, even more fervent than ever Nazism and Societ Communism ever was, we will never be willing to face the problem and to resolve it.