Romania: New deputy prime minister is a Muslim

Last month, Christian Zionist president of Romania Klaus Iohannis rejected PSD-ALDE nomination of Sevil Shhaideh as country’s first female and Muslim prime minister over her Syrian husband’s support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and Lebanon’s Hizbullah.

On Thursday, Klaus Iohannis without any shame sworn-in Sevil Shhaideh as country’s first female and Muslim deputy prime minister and minister of regional development.

The PSD leader Liviu Dragnea picked social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu, 43, as his second choice to lead the country’s new government which was approved by Romanian parliament on last Friday.

In rejecting Sevil Shhaideh’s nomination, Iohannis, who belongs to opposition party – proved that Romania like many other so-called “civilized and progressive Western nations” such as the US, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, etc., is not ready to accept a female or a Muslim head of democratically elected government even if she holds a symbolic position.

Shhaideh’s nomination has nothing to do with being a woman or a Muslim – a member of the 20,000-strong ethnic Tatar minority from close to the coastal town of Constanța in the southeast –  it’s all about her being a close ally of her Social Democrat party leader Liviu Dragnea, picked to serve loyally in his place,” said Paul Ivan, senior policy analyst at the Zionist-controlled European Policy Centre in Brussels.

Dragnea and Shhaideh have known each other for 15 years and worked together most recently at the ministry of regional development, where she was his deputy and then his successor as a regional development minister. Shhaideh’s stint at the ministry, from 2012 to 2015, didn’t make the 52-year-old a household figure in an anti-Muslim racist Christian Orthodox Romanians (85%) nation.

Former President Traian Băsescu, who hails from the same region as Shhaideh, said his contacts in the Tatar community had only words of praise for the prime ministerial nominee. “You have an impeccable reputation. Don’t be part of a political game that is not yours,” he wrote on his Facebook page..


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