‘Thanks, But no Thanks’, said American Muslims for Trump’s White House Iftar Dinner

Several Muslims organization have rejected the US President Donald Trump’s invitation of the Iftar dinner at the White House citing his alleged anti-Muslim rhetoric.

The tradition of the Iftar dinner was long back started during the Bill Clinton tenure in 1990s, but last year Trump broke it by forgoing the annual Iftar dinner. When earlier this week, the Trump administration confirmed about the Iftar dinner, most Muslims groups were caught off guard as there were roughly 30 to 40 attendees.

However, most of the Muslim Organisation have announced to organise the parallel Iftar dinner outside the White House.

One of the organiser dissatisfied with the Trump’s antipathy towards the Muslims in US said, “President Trump has demonstrated overt antipathy towards Muslims in the US and abroad from the beginning of his presidential campaign and continues to support his un-American Muslim and refugees travel bans”.

Earlier, Trump administration has amended Islamophobic policies and appointments and in 2016 during Trump’s campaign, he had vowed to ban all Muslims from entering the US nor his filtration with the idea of a Muslim registry.

In November, Trump was criticized for retweeting multiple videos of anti-Muslim videos from the ultra-nationalist far-right group.


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