Islamists prevail in Turkey, evangelicals rising in the US, showdown shaping up in M’sia
In the aftermath of the violence,has vowed to purge those responsible for the putsch 1,500 Turkish military personnel have been arrested.
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Meanwhile in America, presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has picked Indiana’s Christian right governor as his running mate.
If Trump gets the Republican party’s nod to run for Potus, his choice of vice president is Mike Pence who is a devout Born Again Christian.
According to The Guardian, Pence is fond of describing himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order”.
Pence’s positions on issues are conservative in the extreme; The Guardian places him at “the far right of the Republican party”. He was an early advocate of the Tea Party movement, the paper reported.
In short, Trump’s right hand man is an evangelical.
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich was one of the three contenders on Trump’s VP shortlist.
Following the killer truck attack in Nice, France, Gingrich said:
“Western civilisation is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in sharia they should be deported.”
Not only is there friction between the major faiths but religious hardliners are also coming to the fore in politics.
So that’s the situation elsewhere in the world.
It is simply mind-boggling that Tun is in cahoots with the DAP evangelistas!
There is a clash of civilizations going on out there but back home in Malaysia Tun has chosen to align himself with the enemies of Islam.