Saturday, January 21, 2017

USA: At Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony, there were no Muslim religious leaders


Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has garnered support and praise for proposing hardline views on Islam and discriminatory anti-Muslim policies.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
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By Sarah Harvard | January 20, 2017

There was no Muslim leader offering prayers or reading scripture at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, serving as a symbol of the incoming administration's contempt for the religious community.

The swearing-in featured six faith-based leaders including five Christian leaders and one rabbi. Two of the clergy were prosperity preachers, who preach that God rewards the faithful with financial rewards. This inauguration was the first time prosperity preachers participated in the ceremony.

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has garnered support and praise for proposing hardline views on Islam and discriminatory anti-Muslim policies. Some of these include calling a religion with 1.6 billion followers a "hateful foreign ideology" and advocating for a Muslim registry.


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