Over the past years many terrorist attacks are taking place. One can recollect the terrorist attacks which were inhuman. In one of the most reprehensible incidents an old 85-year-old French priest was killed with a knife by a Jihadist who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State. The French declared an extension of the state of emergency but did not explicitly stated that the attack is motivated by Islamic fundamentalism. The same thing has happened in Germany. many attacks by extremist lone wolf Muslim migrants has led to revulsion and made the German people think. But Angela Merkel has not identified the source of these attacks as inspired by Muslim extremism. There is thus a marked reluctance to name Islam as a source of terror. The reasons for this are myriad, but lurking behind is the fear that any identification of Islam as a source of terror may create greater bloodshed.

Views of Trump

Donald Trump was President but he lost the last election. He may have lost but he was a different kettle of fish as can be made out by his statements. He differed from the Democratic party whose leaders hesitated to single out Islam as a motivating force for terror attacks.

Donald Trump as president to the chagrin of many clearly stated that Muslims are the source of terror, the world over. He also had praised Saddam Hussein as a man who knew how to deal with Muslim extremists like Al Qaeda. Donald mentioned that Saddam did not read the rule book to the terrorists, but simply hanged them. He was an efficient killer of terrorists. Earlier Donald had said the world was a better place when Gaddafi and Saddam were around. I don’t think he can be faulted for this as things in the Middle East were certainly better when the duo of Gadhafi and Saddam were around.

Donald also stated that he would take on Islamic fundamentalism head-on. He would debar Muslims from entering the USA till they proved their bonafide’s. He would also take the battle to the sanctuaries of the extremists and destroy them. He would mete out the same treatment to the Muslim extremists or Jihadists as they meted out to their non-Muslim prisoners. These are strong statements and many in the USA were against this rhetoric, but the common American identified with Donald.

The future

Nobody can forecast the future. Donald has lost and Biden is president.

However Trump raised cogent issues and like or dislike, what he has stated cannot be brushed under the carpet. Many claimed Trump was a man with little knowledge and some even have referred to him as a buffoon. This is a sad commentary on the American people and means that half the American people support a buffoon? Not likely and this propaganda must be shelved as unworthy of replying.