Thursday, June 1, 2017

Turkey: Erdogan criticizes the U.S. State Department for not hosting a dinner ending the day's Ramadan fast

(Ankara) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the U.S. State Department over reports that it would not host a dinner ending the day's fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Erdogan said Thursday that the decision by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who turned down an initial proposal to hold an Iftar dinner amounted to discrimination and was causing Turkey's "views on the United States to change." Erdogan said:
"Did you not say you did not oppose freedom of religion? What is this that you are doing?"

So let me get this right, Islamic countries can now enforce their religious observance onto non-Islamic countries and play the intolerance card if they don't oblige.