On the same weekend that Donald Trump executed his order of banning Muslims in America, a mosque in Canada was shot up and six Muslims killed. Is it a mere coincidence? Or is it retaliation for what the west perceives as persecution of Christians in the Middle East?
Well consider the fact that if you are a Christian, you are exempt from the ban that Donald Trump ordered that prevents people from seven majority Muslim countries to enter the United States. Below is Donald Trump’s rationale for making an exemption for Christians:
“They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”
So in Donald Trump’s mind, the banning of Muslims is kind of an evening of the score, if you will. After the ban was implemented, Trump went on to defend his actions by tweeting, “Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers. We cannot allow this horror to continue!”
These statements have emboldened Christians in Canada to launch what they see as retaliation against their Muslim brothers and sisters.
On Sunday, two gunmen dressed in black opened fire at an Islamic center in Quebec, killing six. Authorities have not identified the six slain victims, but said they were all men between the ages of 39 and 60.
Five wounded victims remained hospitalized Monday, a spokeswoman for Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus said.
The National Police of Quebec said 39 others inside the mosque were not hurt.
The only great thing about what is happening is that both Christians and Muslims are uniting with love and showing the haters, that violence and vengeance is not the answer to what is happening in the world.