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Muslim Denominations we should learn before we hate.

The Muslims you might meet and talk with will probably not all hold the same set of beliefs and doctrines.  Just as within Christianity there are different denominations, and varying individually held beliefs within each.

However several main denominations can be identified.

Many Muslims are very peaceable and friendly.   During a recent conversation with a young Muslim, he told me he believes all three monotheistic faiths lead to God and that all who sincerely seek Him will be prepared for heaven by a time in Hell after we die.   Some Muslims are very interested in Jesus.

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You might be interested in Dr. Tawfik Hamid, who has developed his own understanding of Islam that is peaceful and promotes love to every human being irrespective of his or her religion.  He started to preach in Mosques to promote his message of peace and as a result became a target of many fanatics who threatened his life.    “As a Muslim, I am willing to speak out against the hate filled Islamic Fundamentalism that prevails in the world today,” he says.

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SUNNI ISLAM.

Generally speaking, Sunni Islam is closest to the form taught in the Qur’an, with emphasis on individual access to Allah. Sunni is the majority form of Islam world-wide – approximately 85%.

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Differences between Sunni and Shia are initially about the succession from the Prophet. The Sunni believe that Abu Bakr Siddique, Muhammad’s close friend and a father-in-law, was rightly chosen as the first Caliph of Islam.

SHIA ISLAM.

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Shia Muslims believe that, similar to the appointment of prophets, Imams after Muhammad are chosen by Allah.

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According to Shia Muslims, Ali ibn Abu Talib was chosen by Allah and thus appointed by Muhammad to be the direct successor and leader of the Muslim community. They regard him as the first Shia Imam. Ali and ten subsequent Imams were all killed, but the twelfth disappeared and is expected to reappear in the last days as the Mahdi. This belief is the essence of Ahmadinejad’s policies in Iran.

Sunnis still mourn the death of Ali and, according to Sunnis, his heir. This remembrance is accompanied by adherents striking their heads, flogging themselves with chains and cutting themselves with knives or swords. Shia belief allows images of Ali and encourages prayer to Ali (like Catholics and Orthodox Christians who pray to saints). Neither practice is acceptable to Sunni Islam.

Shia Islam has a hierarchy of Imams and in the city of Qum, in Iran a centre that could be viewed as a Shia Islam equivalent of Vatican City.

Apart from these matters the differences of doctrine are not great, but bitterness and persecution can be extreme.  It is reckoned that more Muslim blood has been spilled by Muslims than by the Crusaders and Gulf War forces. (eg under Saddam Hussein in Iraq) (Shia governed Iran executes more people per capita than even China)

ALAWI ISLAM.

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Alawi is the more mystical, minority departure of Shia Islam.

SUFI  ISLAM.

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Sufi Islam is a strain of belief and practice that might be found in both Sunni and Shia. It is more mystical and concerned with a personal relationship with the almighty. Sufi worship can appear somewhat “charismatic” in chanting and meditating on the name of Allah.

Sufis are friendlier and open to Christians.

WAHABI ISLAM.

Wahhabi Islam is not a separate denomination but a strain of teaching that arose in the 18th century in Saudi Arabia. (from Sunni Islam) Wahhabism would probably have remained insignificant, and considered heretical by the mainstream, but for twentieth century oil wealth.  Wahhabism adopts a much more hard-line interpretation of the Qur’an and Hadith, and indeed added requirements such as the covering of women and prohibition on them driving cars.  The excesses of the Taliban in Afghanistan originated in Wahhabism, as does the al Qaeda terror campaign against the western world. Wahhabi teaching might be found in the mosques of both Shia and Sunni Islam.

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Wahhabi Islam has a hierarchy of Imams and other clerics and an organisation based in Saudi Arabia. This powerbase is strongly associated with the Saudi royal family. The term Salafi or Salafist is also used.

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Although Wahhabi Islam is a smaller and later strain of Islam, it has disproportionate influence because of its base in Saudi Arabia which gives it control of vast oil wealth and of Islam’s holy sites.

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Saudi Wahhabism is exported around the Islamic world by sponsorship of schools, colleges, universities and mosques through which their doctrines are advanced.

C0oGK15XgAAdUTvThe hostility and anti-western activity that you encounter will probably be from Wahhabi Muslims. It can be helpful to check where the funding for new mosques and other initiatives comes from. If it comes from Saudi Arabia, hard line Wahhabi teaching is likely to follow shortly!

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Patrick Sookhdeo (Barnabas Fund) commented that the Saudi Wahhabis have spent 100 billion pounds advancing their brand of Islam around the world. They distribute many copies of the Qur’an, in various languages, heavily subsidised or even free. These are not the unchanging, incorruptible word of Allah, but have commentaries inserted advancing their hard line, anti-Israel, anti-west, militarist, patriarchal viewpoint.

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You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia | HuffPost

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DRUZE and BA’HAI are offshoots of Islam, but are now separated from mainstream.

A fire temple, created by the founder of the Ba’hai movement, has its own well-tended gardens in Shiraz, Iran.

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Hauran Qanawat Druze Sheikh Nasr Wife & Amal

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Two very interesting denominations in Israel

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Korani is a stream within Islam that is Zionist, loyal to the State of Israel, and Dbelieves that loving the Jews is a religious duty. They believe that the Jewish people are the Chosen People, and that the Holy Land belongs to them.

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There is no disparity between Zionism and Islam. According to the Koran, only the Jews have a divine right to the Land of Israel. Every Korani Muslim is a true Zionist. And there are many, though most will not openly identify as such for fear of reprisals.

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Today, there are many streams within Islam. But during the time of the Prophet Mohammed, Islam split into just three streams: the Shiites, the Sunnis and the Korani. The majority of Muslims are now Sunni. Every Muslim that truly believes in the Koran is Korani. The difference between the two is that while the Sunnis prioritize the sayings and actions of Mohammed [recorded in the Hadith], the Korani focus solely on the Koran. Mohammed’s remarks against the Jews do not appear in the Koran, but rather in the Hadith.

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They believe that Israel should not divide the land, but also that its borders will actually expand. The Holy Land is actually the entire area from Iraq to Egypt. The Koran defines the borders of this land. The establishment of a Greater Kingdom of Israel covering this area is a Koranic prophesy.

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In the Koran there are 20 verses stating that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews. Every Muslim knows that the Al Aqsa Mosque [on the Temple Mount] is only referenced in vague terms, and its location is not revealed. In fact, it is most likely in Saudi Arabia.

In 1967, when the Temple Mount fell into Israel’s hands, there were no `Palestinian’ people and the Temple Mount had never been under Palestinian control. It is a minor dispute that the Palestinians have succeeded in turning into a religious war.

AHMADIYYA ISLAM.

The community in Israel was founded in 1929, following a visit by an Ahmadi emissary from India [where the movement was founded]. He was invited by the Odeh clan to their village of Kababir [now a neighborhood of Haifa]. Today they number about 2,000 people.

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Jesus was a prophet sent to the People of Israel. On the cross he fainted but did not die. Following his crucifixion, he went to India, where he died at the age of 120.

His tomb is found in the city of Roza Bal in Kashmir. The Islamic establishment, however, says it is written in the Koran that he ascended to heaven and will return. This is why Muslims are awaiting his return at the end of days. But if we are to believe that Jesus ascended to heaven, what is the difference between us and the Christians?

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They say no to violence in any form, verbal or physical, but we do believe in self-defence. This is the only true form of jihad. To blow up a restaurant is not jihad. Muslim conquest in the name of jihad is a violation of Islam.

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They believe in spreading Islam, but in pleasant manner, in love; not by force, but through persuasion.

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They are law-abiding and loyal Palestinian citizens of Israel. They want to do nothing that could compromise Israel’s security, and they believe there is a divine promise that the Jews will one day return to their land. This is written in the Koran.

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Distribution of the denominations

Visit http://www.nationmaster.com for a table of statistics, explaining which denomination is the majority in every nation with a Muslim presence. The data could be the key to understanding many allegiances and inter-Muslim conflicts.

Here are a few facts…..

85% of all Muslims are Sunni

90% of Muslims in Israel + disputed territories are Sunni

Shia are the majority in…..Iran – 96%, Azerbaijan – 94%, Bahrein – 80%, Iraq and Lebanon 75% and Yemen 60%

Iran is working with the Shia against the Sunnis in Iraq and with the Alawi leadership of Assad in Syria (70% Sunni) and with Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon

Hamas, Fatah and the Muslim Brotherhood are all Sunni, but will work with Shia Iran in a common cause against Israel. Hamas are more likely to be supplied by Egypt as it comes under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.

ISIS / ISIL / Islamic State is Sunni

Conflicts such as that in Syria have a denominational component – the ruling elite of Bashir Assad are minority Alawite.

80% of Muslims in USA and Britain are Sunni.

Nations – affecting Israel % Muslim       Sect

Jordan     92% 90% Sunni

Egypt      90% 95% Sunni

Syria       90% 74% Sunni

Lebanon  60% 75% Shia

Iran  98% 89% Shia

Iraq  97% 65% Shia

Turkey    100%      75% Sunni

Saudi Arabia   100%      83% Sunni

Libya       97% Sunni

UAE       76% Sunni

Bahrein   81% Shia

Qatar       77% Sunni

Pakistan   97% Sunni/Shia

Bangladesh      89% Sunni

Sudan      70% Sunni

Algeria    99% Sunni

Afghanistan     99% Sunni

Morocco  99% Sunni

Uzbekistan      88% Sunni

Kazakhstan     57% Sunni

Yemen    99% Sunni/Shia

Tunisia    98% Sunni

Somalia   100%      Sunni

Azerbaijan       93% Shia

Tajikistan 97% Sunni

Kyrgyzstan      75% Sunni

Turkmenistan  89% Sunni

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Gaza       99% 90% Sunni

West Bank      75% 90% Sunni

See also Israel’s tough neighbourhood

Islamists and Moderate Muslims

How can we be on our guard against Muslims who seek to destroy our civilisation and subjugate our Christian (or Jewish) faith whilst having an open and loving approach to our Muslim neighbours who abhor terrorism practiced in the name of Islam and wish to live in peace with us?

“The aim of this book is to encourage mutual understanding between Islamic and Western worlds. The majority of Muslims are peaceable, law abiding citizens. However, Muslim fundamentalists, described here as Islamists, present a challenge to the values of Western Democracies.

With many lapses, modern Western societies strive to uphold values such as tolerance, pluralism, and individual freedom. Islamism is monolithic, intolerant of dissent and hostile to individual liberty.

‘Islamic’ societies and militant ‘Islamism’ need to be distinguished. Islamism is not compatible with liberal democracy, but it is the hope and intention of the authors that through these book non-Muslims may develop a better understanding of Islam and better relationships with moderate, peaceable Muslims.”

Traditional and Progressive Muslims

Recent months have seen a number of unexpected and extremely encouraging statements coming out of the Muslim world. Respected, mainstream Muslim leaders in a variety of countries have voiced opinions which are at odds with traditional, conservative Islam. They have challenged aspects of Sharia and are calling for a liberal, modernist, enlightened Islam compatible with Western norms. Perhaps the most significant of all is a comment by a group of British Muslims calling for an end to the apostasy law and for full freedom in all religious matters.

The article concludes,

It is time Western governments and Christian Churches implemented a policy of rejecting traditional Muslim and Islamist demands and that they shifted to a position of active support for the new voices of reason and moderation within Islam.

Barnabas Fund applauds these encouraging moves and the courageous Muslims advocating them.

 

Broadly speaking, Islamists divide into three types: (1) Salafism, who revere the era of the Sala (the first three generations of Muslims) and aim to revive it by wearing Arabian clothing, adopting antique customs, and assuming a medieval mindset that leads to religious-based violence.

(2) Muslim Brothers and like types who aspire to an Islamic version of modernity; depending on circumstances, they might act violently or not.

(3) Lawful Islamists who work within the system, engaging in political, media, legal, and educational activities; by definition, they do not engage in violence.

Mahdism (and Sectarianism and Superstition) Rises in the Islamic World

When it gets nasty

The Sunnis are destroying sites that are holy to the Shiites, and the Shiites, along with the Alawite regime in Syria, are destroying sites in Syria that are holy to the Sunnis.

This echoes the conflict between Syria and Saudi Arabia (the Hijaz) in the Umayyad period (661-750), during which the Syrian army of the Umayyad’s assaulted with catapults the Kaaba, the holiest structure in Islam, in the courtyard of the Great Mosque in Mecca.

On August 14, 2013, former Lebanese minister Fayez Shaker, head of the Syrian Ba’ath Party branch in Lebanon, said in a TV interview that if Mount Qasioun in Damascus were to be fired upon, Syria would blow up the Kaaba.

The Shiite crescent is challenging the status of Mecca. The Iraqi Shiites favor Karbala as the Shiite holy city instead of Mecca, Bashar_al-Assad_in_Russia_(2015-10-21)_08 while the Assad regime touts Jerusalem. On December 23, 2013, the Iraqi-Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said the direction of prayer should be Karbala and not Mecca.

Moreover, the Hezbollah Party of Iraq, the twin sister of Hezbollah in Lebanon, has sworn to wrest the holy places in Saudi Arabia from the Wahhabis and make them Shiite shrines, while in the Sunni camp, the Muslim Brotherhood wants to focus on liberating the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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WOW: Trump Fails Basic Literacy Test

Published on Feb 6, 2017

–Since our story on Donald Trump’s reading ability went viral last week, new video evidence has been uncovered of Trump’s body language when presented with text that is indicative of low levels of literacy

Remember when we were kids and we pretended to be something else well Trump is playing President. He has not got a clue like a blown up wind bag and he love to sign his name and have people stand around him as though he rules the world, which no doubt he thinks he does.

This has never happened before he has been honored with pomp but we know he loves to feel important and they know it too. What ever they are up to we will never know. It sounds as though he were a KING. It is so ridiculous  when you think of all the Muslims he refuses into the country of the USA,  but we know there are many Muslim sects just as we have many Christian sects. We need to learn and educate ourselves.

Trump cracked the Nut.

Trump speaks the language of those who have never been heard.  The people belong in his pocket : believe in him ONLY HISTORY will tell us the rest of the story.

MICHAEL D’ANTONIO, Author, “The Truth About Trump”: He said to me that he was wise guy. He’s the fellow who threw an eraser and gave the teacher a black eye, and would throw cake around a birthday party. So, I can imagine him as being a little terror.

GWEN IFILL: It proved even too much for Fred Trump to handle. So, at age 13, Donald’s parents shipped him upstate to the New York Military Academy.

TIMOTHY O’BRIEN: But the thing to remember about Donald Trump is that his wealth sort of created a bubble around him, and he’s been able to pursue his appetites and really do whatever he wanted to do for most of his life with very few restraints.

GWENDA BLAIR: His sister told me that the reason he went to Fordham — I asked, and she said, it’s where he got in.

MICHAEL D’ANTONIO: You won’t find people at Penn who will say, well, I was Donald’s really good friend, I was in a fraternity with him, or we socialized.

He didn’t do any of those things. He studied. And then, come Friday, as soon as he could, he’d jump in his car and go back to Queens, where he worked with his dad. So, from the very start with Donald, it was about getting control of the family business, building it, growing it, and becoming the rich and famous and powerful person that he eventually became.

One must agree that his voice spoke to those who have never been heard and that were his magic will be as uncouth as ever.

A Letter to Dr. Ben Carson:

Now This Future.  This is a wonderful idea, a wonderful help to those less fortunate.

When I heard you speak I was shocked to hear you say that being poor is just a state of mind? That must also mean that being rich is also a state of mind and never the two shall meet, although you say your own mother had to work two jobs so that you could live a better life. How lucky your mother was to actually be living in an area where jobs were plentiful and there were jobs.

Educate yourself about the poor.

Take one man who lives in a rural area. Those factories have gone and there is one church, one store, and one garage. He has no money to get the bus out of town. So he walks 30 miles to a bigger town and arrives homeless, hungry and of course dirty.

The man finds a job dish washing at 7 bucks an hour 6.00 am to 6.00 pm in a 24 hour restaurant seven days a week and is paid every week. He does get a meal and the use of the wash room but at 6 pm he has to go out without money and a place to stay.

Of course I forgot to let you know that in order for you to get a job you need an address. There may be those who look at you and have empathy something you have to learn Ben. Also if you are given a cheque you will have no bank account.

Those one weeks can make or break you, there may be shelters or churches that help but imagine every day without a home?

I don’t want to hear about the labor laws dish washers are a dime a dozen and if you stick to it the boss may turn a blind eye. So the first week he earns $588.00 dollars he can afford a flop house, terrible conditions, and people can rob you, and they are usually at the rough end of town so you are not safe.

One step taken with hope easily dashed if there is no help.

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The Titanic sank and Noah’s Ark did not.

Ben did you get help to succeed or did you do it alone without family help?

One more thing I want to let you know  about on the map above, you can see all the depressed areas where taxes are lower not at all like New York. There is very little work, education is poor, hospitals are lacking and the housing is too.With low taxes there is little to spend or fund and there should be. Surely you can see that or are you in a ‘Rich State of Mind’.

Now The Change Take a look. With a home jobs are needed. Co-operatives are businesses owned and run by and for their members. Whether the members are the customers, employees or residents they have an equal say in what the business does and a share in the profits.

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As businesses driven by values not just profit, co-operatives share internationally agreed principles and act together to build a better world through co-operation.

The International Co-operative Alliance is an independent, non-governmental organisation established in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide.  The Alliance provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives.

In 1995, the Alliance adopted the revised Statement on the Co-operative Identity which contains the definition of a co-operative, the values of co-operatives, and the seven co-operative principles as described below.

Co-operative values

Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

Co-operative Principles

The co-operative principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values into practice.

1. Voluntary and Open Membership

Co-operatives are voluntary organisations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

2. Democratic Member Control

Co-operatives are democratic organisations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary co-operatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and co-operatives at other levels are also organised in a democratic manner.

3. Member Economic Participation

Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their co-operative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the co-operative. Members usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing their co-operative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the co-operative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.

4. Autonomy and Independence

Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organisations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organisations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.

5. Education, Training and Information

Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.

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Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

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Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.

You have to care for others and not just yourself and your riches.

IDEAS:

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SOFT FRUIT FARM-berries of all kinds-jam-fruit juices-factories.

KNITTING– clothes for upper crust stores in New York.

VEGETABLE FARMS– all kinds- soups-chips- baby food-factories.

 

 

 

 

Trump hates you so you hate me.

Trump hates you so you hate me. Bannon his true friend.

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I’m a citizen and a doctor so you hate me but I help you. My blood saved you when you were in an accident I am black and you are white.

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You hate all blacks but your new liver came from a black and went into your white body.

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You hate me because I am not beautiful and Trump calls some women fat pigs and he runs the USA country.

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We know how to hate we follow Trump we are rude, unkind, hates other cultures and talk about it while drinking coffee, and have no idea where Somalia is where children are dying from hunger where there has been three years of drought as Trump told us there is no GLOBAL WARMING. The warming is all in his head. We love to hate and no one takes responsibility just like Trump.

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Of course Muslims and Mexicans are so great to hate especially if they have lived in the USA for fifty years or not. The Russians and Saudi Arabia are buddies while some citizens in the USA are fake and liars.

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A letter to Ivanka.

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Ivanka you forget so easily about the VICIOUSNESS of YOUR father.

It started with the abuse of women who were cornered by her father and called liars.

It started on the bus talking about women’s private parts.

It started with his hatred toward Mexicans.

It started with the hate toward Hillary Clinton by calling her crooked.

It started toward all Muslims and USA Muslim soldiers especially the one who died.

It started with bringing in people who know nothing about their duties in the cabinet.

It started when his mouth talked about the blood oozing from a reporters parts.

It started with his rudeness with foreign leaders and pushing them out of the way.

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It started with rudeness to the lady leader Angela Merkel of Germany.

“Manners maketh man”, but not your father.

It started with a disabled reporter making fun of him,

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You bring your children up in a vicious environment and know no other way, you have been raised in a bubble.

Having money does not mean it makes a gentleman of true breeding.

A man of true breeding  often has no money he is loyal to his beliefs it comes with truth and the idea that people help and care for each other and can be better than vicious animals.

Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims?

Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims?

Doha has strongly denied Riyadh’s accusations, and said it has taken more robust counter-terrorism measures than some of its neighbors.

Saudi suspicions

Yet despite leading the opposition to Qatar’s financial activities – and no doubt emboldened by the recent visit to Riyadh by US President Donald Trump – Saudi Arabia has not escaped similar criticism.

Fifteen of the 19 aircraft hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens; diplomatic cables from 2009 published by Wikileaks reflect regular US frustration at the difficulty of persuading the Saudi government to treat terrorist financing donors as a strategic priority; and the country has used its considerable hydrocarbon wealth to propagate its fundamentalist Wahhabi strain of Islam via schools and mosques around the world which have been accused by some of being a source of extremism.

Although a small number of individuals and entities in Saudi Arabia are alleged to have financed terrorism, the country is seemingly on much more supportive ground than Qatar, and is Recognised for its efforts.