Trump echoes Usama Bin Laden

The irony of Trump’s first foreign visit, and it being the Arabian Peninsula was summed up when he repeatedly shouted, “Drive them out! Drive them out of your holy land.” The very same words Usama Bin Laden used in his ‘Declaration of Jihad Against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places (Expel the Infidels from the Arab Peninsula)‘, in August 1996.

The bigger irony is that Trump shouted those words, while King Salman, who is well aware of Usama bin Laden, and his fatwa, listened as though condemnation upon the 81 year old king came from the Heavens above.

We could also add that these were the very words used by the founding father of modern Japan, Yoshida Shoin, in reference again to the Americans:

Sonnō jōi (尊皇攘夷? Revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians)


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