London: What Republican presidential Donald Trump thinks of Muslims in American apart from murderers and the one who tries to destroy its values?
Well, Trump needs to grasp the history of his own country to know what Muslims have done for the US.
The Guardian in a wonderfully articulated report listed some of the leading Muslims from innovators, brain surgeons, scientists, politicians, soldiers, engineering professionals to sportspersons and comedians who play a part in shaping and building the United States look the way it does today.
“The United States wouldn’t look the way it does if it weren’t for a Muslim, Fazlur Rahman Khan. The Dhaka-born Bangladeshi-American was known as the “Einstein of structural engineering”. He pioneered a new structural system of frame tubes that revolutionised the building of skyscrapers”, The Guardian reported said after Trump’s now infamous call to ban the Muslims from entering the United States.
The report further said, the largely Muslim kingdom of Morocco was the first country to recognise the US. In 1786, the two countries signed a treaty of peace and friendship that is still in effect today, the longest unbroken treaty of its kind in US history.
Listing Dr. Ayub Ommaya, without whom lots of people, some of them American would be dead or suffering appalling pain.
The report said, “In 1963, the Pakistani-born Muslim neurosurgeon invented an intraventricular catheter system that can be used for the aspiration of cerebrospinal fluid or the delivery of drugs. What that means is that a soft, plastic, dome-shaped device is placed under the scalp.”
The report also detailed the contributions of 39-year-old Kalamazoo-born Huma Abedin, America’s most powerful Muslim woman, a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton and was her deputy chief of staff at the State Department. She currently serves as vice chairwoman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign for president.
The report also described in details Trump’s meeting with Muhammad Ali Clay.
“Now you remember. He’s the same guy you met in 2007 when he presented you with a Muhammad Ali award. In May, you posted a photo on Facebook posing with the great Muslim sporting hero and claimed then that he was your friend”, the report said.
Some more sports heroes: “Basketball icons Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the latter perhaps the greatest NBA stars after Michael Jordan. Hakeem Olajuwon, 52, Hall of Fame NBA centre. And yes, Mike Tyson, who set the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles aged 20,”
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