On May 4, Donald Trump issued an executive order which he boasted is “to defend the freedom of religion and speech in America,” while entertaining his supporters on the so-called National Day of Prayer at the White House.
What Trump meant was that the order would protect the Zionist Jews, evangelic leaders and members of his administration to continue insulting country’s largest religious group and Islam but also could open floodgates to criticism of new Jewish religion (Holocaust).
Before signing the order Trump told the religious leaders assembled outside the White House, we will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore, calling the threat of losing tax-exemption a crippling financial punishment that is very very unfair.
The order gives the IRS the discretion to refrain from enforcing the Johnson Amendment of 1954, which had prohibited charities and religious institutions that wanted to protect their tax-exempt status from being political players. It means that these organizations will be able to actively participate in political campaigns, adding muscle to their already-substantial political clout.
There are seven main Judeo-Christian charities which fund Islamophobia.
No wonder Amanda Klasing, a senior researcher at the US-based Human Right Watch (HRW), an Israeli advocacy group, Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of power pro-Israel Jewish lobby Anti-Defamation League, Jewish human rights group ACLU, and Idit Klein, executive director of Keshet, a Jewish LGBTQ advocacy group, have condemned Trump’s order.
Interestingly, Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder of Israel lobby group Simon Wiesenthal Center lead the National Day of Prayer. On May 1, 2017, Hier lit a torch in occupied Jerusalem at Zionist entity’s establishment day event.
It’s anti-Islam, anti-non-White immigration, and blind support for the Zionist entity which unites Trump’s electoral base. Beyond that, they have nothing in common. Trump and many of GOP leaders including vice-president Mike Pence are anti-LGBT, abortion and anti-women’s rights.
Rabbi David Saperstein, former ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said: “People committed to the Johnson Amendment will be troubled he’s continuing down a path toward changing existing law. Those who are advocating for a significant change are going to be disappointed.”
David Silverman, president American Atheists, put the icing on Trump’s National Day of Prayer , by tweeting: “Religion is not a license to discriminate. Cloaking your bigotry in your religion doesn’t excuse it. You’re still just a bigot. And calling you on your bigotry is not persecution, it’s accountability.”